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Betty Gambino’s story began in the heart of New York City's vibrant Bronx borough where she lived until she moved to suburban Long Island to raise her four children. In 1997, Betty and her family relocated to Florida, where she worked for American Express. Upon her retirement, Betty found her true calling – a dedication to service and advocacy that would define her path for years to come.
After a career in the Federal Aviation Administration, Ken Thomas these days performs a different kind of air traffic control: overseeing about 100 volunteers in their efforts to influence the Legislature on behalf of 2.8 million fellow AARP Florida members.
In Tampa Bay, a small group of AARP Florida volunteers are “planting the seeds” of success, one harvest at a time.
Thayra Hausheer ha sido seleccionada por AARP, para recibir el Premio AARP Florida Andrus 2023 por Servicio Comunitario, el premio estatal de voluntariado por servicio comunitario más prestigioso y visible de la Asociación.
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.
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, AARP Florida is highlighting just some of the many volunteers who honor their culture and make their communities vibrant and inclusive places for all. Today, we are thrilled to introduce Samuel and Alicia Ramirez, lead volunteers at AARP Orlando.
When AARP volunteer Ira Turner took the mound at Jackie Robinson Ballpark this summer to throw the ceremonial first pitch at a Daytona Tortugas minor league game, he was right at home. Why? Because he was being honored as the AARP Volunteer of the Week on the very same field he played collegiately – just the start of his incredible professional baseball career.
After retiring from his job in aviation, Ken Thomas, 69, volunteered to help at an AARP convention in Florida. “They liked what they saw in me, and I enjoyed what I saw in AARP,” he says.
AARP Florida is bolstering its advocacy efforts on everything from prescription drug prices to caregiving heading into 2022.
Each year, AARP celebrates a National Day of Service where staff and volunteers throughout the country commemorate those lost and the benevolence of those who helped on September 11 by engaging in volunteer projects throughout the day.
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