— RALEIGH – As part of an initiative to help curb fraud and identity theft that target older North Carolinians, AARP is pleased to announce a new top volunteer position it is working to fill.  AARP’s Fraud Prevention Impact Leader will work with AARP North Carolina Executive Council members and other volunteers to develop and implement a statewide fraud prevention plan and extend AARP Fraud Watch Network programs and advocacy across the state. Fraud and identity theft continue to be growing …

— Your Time Makes a World of Difference! The week of April 15th is National Volunteer Week and at AARP Maine, we are grateful and honored to work with extraordinary volunteers every year.  The work of these dedicated individuals propels AARP’s mission “to serve, not to be served.”  This phrase was coined by our founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, 60 years ago and it is certainly still true today. Our volunteers serve in many roles.  They testify at the state house, write …

— Annual Award Recognizes Those Who Make a Powerful Difference in their Community AARP is now accepting nominations for its 2018 Massachusetts Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors 50+ Bay State residents who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members.  The award is named after our founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus. “AARP Massachusetts is excited to shine a light on 50+ Commonwealth residents who are using what they’ve learned in life to …

— AARP is now accepting nominations for its 2018 Colorado Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors 50-plus Coloradans who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. “AARP Colorado is excited to shine a light on 50-plus Coloradans who are using what they’ve learned in life to make a difference in the lives around them,” said Bob Murphy, AARP Colorado state director. Nominations will be evaluated by AARP Colorado staff and volunteers, based on how the volunteer’s work …

— It’s National Volunteer Week! During this week AARP in Ohio pauses to recognize the amazing things our volunteers throughout the state do for those 50+. From visiting elected officials to helping people protect themselves from fraud to bringing caregivers together for information and support, our volunteers make a positive impact in and for their communities every day.   Did you know that the value of each hour a volunteer works is estimated to be $24.14? That’s an impressive dollar amount …

— Join our AARP Massachusetts Advocacy Coffee Hours at the State House! In addition to our community outreach and local workshops and presentations that we offer, legislative advocacy is another huge part of what we do at AARP Massachusetts. Our advocacy, for example, resulted in passage of the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act in Massachusetts, a huge benefit for the state’s 844K family caregivers. Our legislative advocacy efforts are already full-steam ahead! Our two key legislative priorities for AARP members and …

— Student Council and Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) members from Lingle-Fort Laramie High Schools will share their knowledge of smartphones with clients of the Lingle Senior Center, April 16 and 17. Lunch at the Senior Center is free April 16 and 17, thanks to AARP Wyoming. Roughly 15 students  from Lingle-Fort Laramie High School  will offer one-on-one tutoring for clients of the Lingle Senior Center next week, using survey data collected by Lingle-Fort Laramie FBLA to tailor advice on …

— AARP North Dakota is seeking nominations for its Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors North Dakotans 50 and older who share their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of others. The award recipient will be able to designate a nonprofit organization to which $500 will be donated in the award recipient’s name. Nominations will be evaluated based on how the volunteer’s work has improved the community, supported AARP’s vision and mission, and inspired other volunteers. The award …

Janise Wiggins AARP Nevada

— Governor’s Consumer Health Advocate joins volunteer board LAS VEGAS, Nev. – AARP Nevada announced today the appointment of its newest Executive Council member Janise Wiggins. Wiggins, currently the Governor’s Consumer Health Advocate in Nevada, joins the volunteer board for a two-year term. Executive Council members are part of a team of leadership volunteers who, under the guidance of the State President and the State Director, carry out AARP’s strategic priorities within the state. “Over the past five years, I’ve had …

— Destino “Seed for Change” 2018 celebra su octavo año! Doral, Fla. – El Sábado, 14 de Abril, cientos de personas en el sur de la Florida se reunirán en Miami-Dade College para DESTINO donde aprenderán algunas habilidades que pueden pagar grandes dividendos para ellos y sus comunidades. DESTINO es una academia de liderazgo que proporciona una introducción a las herramientas prácticas, desarrollo de liderazgo y oportunidades de aprendizaje multidisciplinario para promover la participación de los miembros de la comunidad multi-cultural …