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Baton Rouge, LA  -- AARP Louisiana is now accepting nominations for its 2015 Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors Louisianans, aged 50 and older, who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community.

Andrus Award Wall at the AARP Louisiana State Office

“AARP Louisiana is excited to shine a light on 50+ Louisianans who are using what they’ve learned in life to make a difference in the lives around them,” said Brenda G. Hatfield, AARP Volunteer State President.

Nominations will be evaluated by AARP Louisiana volunteers based on how the volunteer’s work has improved the community, supported AARP’s vision and mission, and inspired other volunteers. The award recipient will be announced in late fall and AARP will make a $500 donation to the award winner’s non-profit of choice.

AARP Louisiana’s Andrus Award for Community Service nominees must meet the following eligibility requirements:


  • Nominee must be 50 years or older.
  • The achievements, accomplishments, or service on which the nomination is based must have been performed on a volunteer basis, without pay.
  • The achievements, accomplishments, or service on which the nomination is based must reflect AARP’s vision and mission.
  • Couples or partners who perform service together are also eligible; however, teams are not
  • This is not a posthumous award.

Nominations are accepted online at  The application deadline is July 3, 2015.

The AARP Andrus Award for Community Service is an annual awards program developed to honor individuals whose service is a unique and valuable contribution to society.  Last year, AARP recognized 52 outstanding individuals from around the country.


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