— Volunteer members from the AARP North Hempstead team facilitated a brunch to thank the families, caregivers,  and staff at the Ronald McDonald House in New Hyde Park. AARP knows all too well the challenges and sacrifices that family caregivers face when a loved one is ill. This was their way of celebrating their caregiving efforts and taking their minds off  The brunch was a way to thank the families and staff for all the sacrifices and hardships experienced during their …

— BOSTON – AARP Massachusetts State Director Mike Festa and volunteer State President Sandra Albright joined AARP volunteers and representatives of several elder advocacy groups at the Massachusetts State House today for the Securing the Future of Aging event to show support for issues important to the 50+ population, such as caregiving, healthy aging, elder economic security, elder financial abuse, and age-friendly communities. AARP Massachusetts joined Alice Bonner, Secretary of Elder Affairs, Representative Danielle Gregoire (D- 4th Middlesex), Chair of the …

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— Award Recognizes Those Who Make a Powerful Difference in their Community  AARP New Mexico is now accepting nominations for its 2018 Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors 50-plus New Mexicans who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. “AARP New Mexico is excited to shine a light on individuals who are using their talents and experience to make a difference in their communities,” said Gene Varela, AARP New Mexico State Director. …

— Mother Nature was good to this AARP volunteer team on their first annual “Day of Service” at the Paul Stefan Foundation on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. It was a memorable day. Many thanks to Joan Albertella, Barb Ehlen, Judy Eiben, Gail Stoner, Bill Ruark and especially Mr. Reliable John Trach, who devoted two of his days to this project. The team did a masterful job of pulling weeds, planting flowers, tomato plants and cleaning up the area. Randy A. James, …

— Every two seconds someone’s identity is stolen. Shredding confidential documents you no longer need is one good way to protect yourself, and the AARP FraudWatch Network wants to help you do that. Bring any confidential documents to the Frank Abagnale event on July 28th at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, and we’ll shred them for free in the parking lot from 2:30 to 5:30 pm. Shredding only takes a few minutes and can save you lots of headaches later on. …

— The Roanoke Community Ambassador Leadership Team met on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at the Local Office on Aging.  The group shared personal experiences such as a planned mission trip, recent certification in Career Facilitation, experiences volunteering in helping with SOL school testing supervision, as well as facilitating and participating in a 6 weeks Chronic Disease Self-management Workshop. Members of the group also reported recent successes that included the Movies for Grownups Series, the Walking Group, the Salem Senior Fun and …

— AARP Iowa is now accepting nominations for its 2018 Iowa Andrus Award for Community Service – the Association’s most prestigious and visible volunteer award – which honors 50+ Iowans who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. “AARP Iowa is excited to shine a light on 50+ Iowans who are using what they’ve learned in life to make a difference in the lives around them,” said AARP State President Chuck Betts. Nominations …

— For three days in July, athletes aged 50 and better will compete in arenas across Fargo during the North Dakota Senior Games. From July 26-28, both teams and individuals – hailing from North Dakota and surrounding states – will prove they still have what it takes in over 18 different sporting events. This year, they can also qualify for the National Senior Games. Classics like tennis, golf, and bowling always have great competitors. Those wanting a less common pursuit can …

— Join AARP IL  to advocate for what is important to our members.  You can do this by reaching your legislators in their home districts. The time commitment is minimal and this is a great opportunity to meet new people!  “AARP believes that volunteer service is a unique and valuable contribution which benefits both the volunteer and society…” Position Function The In District Liaison will work closely with staff partner(s) to engage State Representatives and State Senators in each of their …

— Aporta en organizaciones sin fines de lucro Conoce los requisitos de participación.  REGÍSTRATE La Fundación Ángel Ramos y AARP Puerto Rico buscan líderes para coordinar Programas de Voluntariado en organizaciones sin fines de lucro alrededor de la Isla. ¿Tienes tiempo libre y deseas invertirlo al servicio de otros? ¿Quieres aportar positivamente a mejorar el país? ¿Posees la capacidad y la disposición para motivar e inspirar a otros? ¿Sabes cómo coordinar y dirigir un equipo de trabajo? Únete a la iniciativa, conoce …