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AARP Florida recognizes Tampa Bay resident for most prestigious award


Oct. 19, 2015

Ajla Subasic, 

AARP Florida recognizes Tampa Bay resident for most prestigious award
Tarpon Springs resident, Susan Traylor, awarded 2015 Andrus Award for Community Service

St. Petersburg, Fla. – AARP has selected Susan Traylor of Tarpon Springs to receive the 2015 AARP Florida Andrus Award for Community Service – AARP Florida’s most prestigious volunteer award for community service.

AARP Florida selected Traylor for volunteer service to her community in both Palm Harbor and Tarpon Springs. As a registered nurse, Traylor provides medical aid to community members in need. Traylor also works with various agencies across Pinellas County, helping to educate the community about financial matters, scams, identify theft and healthcare. 

“Susan’s remarkable service has greatly benefited her community, supported AARP’s vision and mission, and inspired other,” said AARP Florida State Director Jeff Johnson. “Susan works tirelessly to assist local older adults, those that are disadvantaged and disabled, and veterans in the Tarpon Springs area, as well as throughout Pinellas County.”

The award will be formally presented to Traylor at 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 19, 2015, at a ceremony at the Citizens Alliance for Progress in Tarpon Springs. 

“This award stands as a symbol of one of AARP’s founding principles – that we can work together to improve the lives of all,” AARP Florida State President Ken Thomas said. “AARP has long valued the spirit of volunteerism and the important contributions volunteers make to their communities, neighbors and the programs they serve.”

AARP Florida Andrus Award honorees were chosen for their ability to enhance the lives of those around them, their dedication to improving their communities, and their ability to inspire others to volunteer.

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment and income security, retirement planning, affordable utilities and protection from financial abuse. We advocate for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help our members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services.  A trusted source for lifestyle tips, news and educational information, AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the world's largest circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin;; AARP TV & Radio; AARP Books; and AARP en Español, a Spanish-language website addressing the interests and needs of Hispanics. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates.  The AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Learn more at

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