(Scarsdale, NY) – Samir “Sam” Eskander has been selected by AARP, the nonprofit membership organization for people 50 and older, to receive New York’s 2012 AARP State Andrus Award for Community Service, the Association’s most prestigious and visible volunteer award for community service. This award symbolizes an individual’s power and ability to make a difference in others’ lives.
AARP New York selected Mr. Eskander for his remarkable service and impact he had on the lives of others and on his community. Sam began volunteering with AARP’s Driver Safety Program as an Instructor Candidate in 2006, and has quickly risen through the ranks. In three years, Sam became one of the program’s District Coordinators, and soon after moved to Zone Coordinator. Just this year, Sam because a Deputy State Coordinator—one of eight in the state of New York.
The AARP State Andrus Award for Community Service recognizes individuals who, through volunteer service, are significantly enhancing the lives of individuals age 50 or older.
“This award acts as a symbol to the public that we can all work together for positive social change,” says Marilyn Pinsky, AARP New York State President. “AARP has long valued the spirit of volunteerism and the important contributions volunteers make to their communities, neighbors, and the programs they serve.”
Recipients across the nation were chosen for their ability to enhance the lives of AARP members and prospective members, improve the community in or for which the work was performed, and inspire others to volunteer.
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with a membership that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to either political campaigns or candidates. We produce AARP The Magazine, the definitive voice for 50+ Americans and the world's largest-circulation magazine with over 35.1 million readers; AARP Bulletin, the go-to news source for AARP's millions of members and Americans 50+; AARP VIVA, the only bilingual U.S. publication dedicated exclusively to the 50+ Hispanic community; and our website, AARP.org. 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. We have staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.