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AARP Seeks Nominations for Andrus Award

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Every year, AARP honors an outstanding volunteer who is sharing his or her experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members with the Andrus Award for Community Service.

Do you know an extraordinary volunteer age 50 or older that should receive AARP’s most prestigious volunteer award in Pennsylvania? The deadline has been extended to July 1, so please take a moment to nominate a volunteer now!

For many years, AARP Pennsylvania has recognized our amazing volunteers through events, special shout-outs and awards. As a special honor, AARP presents one volunteer (or couple) with the Andrus Award for Community Service every year, who shares experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of others.

The award is AARP’s most prestigious volunteer tribute and is named after AARP's founder, Ethel Percy Andrus, whose motto “to serve, not to be served” continues to shape our work years after she founded this association to help older Americans age with dignity and purpose.

If you know of a volunteer who has made a unique and valuable contribution to society, please nominate him or her for the 2016 Andrus Award for Community Service.

“Our volunteers are one of our most valuable assets – and we want to do everything we possibly can to make them feel appreciated, as well as honor their dedication to the 50+ community,” said Bill Johnston-Walsh, AARP Pennsylvania State Director.

The application deadline has been extended to July 1, 2016 so please send your submissions as soon as possible. We look forward to reading about all of the ways that volunteers have influenced the lives of Pennsylvanians across the Commonwealth.

Submissions will be evaluated by AARP Pennsylvania based on how the volunteer’s work has improved the community, helped to achieve social change and inspired other volunteers. You can view other eligibility guidelines  here.

The award recipient will be announced in early fall. For questions, contact

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