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AARP Florida Recognizes Thayra Hausheer for her Dedication and Commitment to Community Service with its Most Prestigious Volunteer Award

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Thayra Hausheer has been selected by AARP Florida to receive the 2023 AARP Florida Andrus Award for Community Service, the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service.

AARP Florida selected Thayra Hausheer for her remarkable service, which has greatly benefited the South Florida community, reflected AARP’s vision and mission, and inspired other volunteers. Today, Tye is a Volunteer Leader for AARP and a bilingual member of AARP’s South Florida Speakers Bureau. In her roles as an AARP volunteer, Tye gives community presentations around topics that are important to the 50+ population such as caregiving, Medicare, Social Security and brain health. She often serves as an AARP spokesperson, doing local radio interviews in both English and Spanish and speaking on guest panels with other community organizations. Tye is also a Volunteer Leader for SHINE (Alliance for Aging); she is a volunteer for VITAS in the Bereavement Department, a member of the Latino Center on Aging advisory board, a certified instructor for the Florida Health Networks and the Alliance for Aging, and Engagement Coordinator for Mission United.

“This award acts as a symbol to the public that we can all work together for positive social change,” says AARP Florida State Director Jeff Johnson. “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.

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