— Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter presented Ms. Annie Moore with the Family Caregiver of the Year Award during the 30th Anniversary Summit for the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving in Americus, Ga. AARP Georgia Executive Council member Myrtle Habersham served as one of the speakers at the summit and addressed the topic of “Support Services to Caregivers in their Local Communities.” The Rosalynn Carter Institute is a national conference that was held on the campus of Georgia Southwestern University. After three decades, …

— The Profile of Positive Aging Awards Gala Luncheon celebrates the accomplishments of active and older individuals who continue to live life to the fullest. Three organizations, Leading Age Georgia, the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Center for Positive Aging, created this event, which is intended to “unveil the beautiful truths about aging.” AARP Georgia volunteer LaVerne Gaither was an honoree at this year’s ceremony  held at the Atlanta History Center where the event paid tribute to “Elders who have …

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— Purpose Prize Winner Mike Weaver, founder of Weaver & Concerned Citizens of Aiken/Atlanta Now (WeCCAAN), Atlanta, Ga., is a former college professor who teaches the value of public service by bringing teens and adults together for service-learning trips to communities in need. From cleaning vacant lots to creating community gardens, Weaver and Concerned Citizens of Aiken/Atlanta Now is making a difference in the lives and futures of its participants as well as the recipients of their volunteerism. Weaver is also …

—                 May 18, 2017, 9am -2pm: Middle Georgia Regional Commission will hold its annual Senior Expo at the Georgia National Fairgrounds, 401,Golden Isles Parkway, Perry, Georgia. Attendance is usually between 800-1100 seniors from the 11-county Middle Georgia area.  AARP volunteers are asked to set up an exhibit table, distribute literature, recruit volunteers, and provide giveaways.  We need volunteers to assist with handouts, exhibit table/explanations of programs, photos and set up/break down of exhibit …

— Know an extraordinary volunteer age 50 or older? Show your appreciation by nominating him or her for the 2017 AARP Georgia Andrus Award for Community Service. AARP’s most prestigious Georgia volunteer award recognizes individuals who are sharing their experience, talent and skills in ways that significantly enrich the lives of others. Only one Georgia individual or couple is selected each year. The nomination deadline is June 2. For more information, eligibility requirements and nomination forms, visit https://secure.aarp.org/giving-back/volunteering/info-03-2010/andrus_award_nomination_form/ or call 1-866-295-7281 . …

— Tom Umstead of Sandy Springs has been selected by AARP to receive the  2016 AARP Georgia Andrus Award for Community Service — the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. AARP Georgia selected Tom Umstead for his remarkable service which has greatly benefited his community, supported AARP’s vision and mission, and inspired other volunteers. For many years now, he has found a way local businesses could partner with non-profits to truly impact the lives of the …

— Recognizing the energy and strength that volunteers give to its efforts, AARP Georgia is stepping up to help those who help their communities. The state office is hosting its 2016 Volunteer Summit Oct. 28-29 at the Marriott Century Center in Atlanta. The event is designed to help AARP volunteers do their jobs better by providing a comprehensive overview of AARP activities as well as training in advocacy, team building and communication. “The curriculum is designed to strengthen skills that volunteers …

— AARP Driver Safety (ADS) is seeking a highly qualified person to serve as the next State Coordinator for Georgia.  This is an unpaid volunteer position. Any ADS volunteer or individual outside of the program is welcomed to apply. This key position requires both a commitment to the policies and direction of Driver Safety, and the ability to use effective leadership skills to advance the program at the state level. We are seeking a qualified individual who is innovative, inclusive and …

— AARP Foundation is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season by recruiting interested individuals. Tax-Aide is an AARP Foundation program that offers free tax filing help for those who need it most, especially adults 50 and older, during the tax season. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers receive training and continued support in a welcoming environment. There are a variety of roles for individuals at every level of experience who want to make a difference in someone …

— AARP Georgia is pleased to announce the appointment of five new Executive Council Members, representing diverse demographic areas and expertise from all over the state. The Executive Council is a team of volunteer leaders who bring a variety of skills and backgrounds to the AARP Georgia state leadership. They will engage in specific roles that support the accomplishment of AARP’s national priorities within Georgia. “AARP believes that volunteer service is a unique and valuable contribution which benefits both the volunteer …