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AARP Georgia volunteer Carole Herman dedicates most of her time to volunteer work in Atlanta, Georgia. While disrupting aging, she is committed to serving the 50-plus community.
The Brooklyn, New York, native graduated with a B.A in liberal arts from Vassar College. After working as a telecommunications analyst for years, she developed an interest in computer science. Herman decided to take courses in computer science at Georgia State University, and not long after, Herman started working at a computer company, Digital Equipment Corporation.
After retiring as a Senior IT Specialist from Home Depot, Herman found a passion for volunteering. She became an AARP Georgia Volunteer in 2017, and she says that she enjoys being a volunteer.
“AARP is a very worthwhile organization. I think they do a very good job at outreach, and they offer a variety of things to the community,” Herman said. “I was looking for a volunteer opportunity, and when I saw AARP listed, I thought that it would be a good opportunity.”
Herman also volunteers with the North Fulton Community Charity Food Pantry, and she volunteered for her church’s communications committee. She was responsible for updating the website and creating the newsletter.
Not only is Herman passionate about volunteerism, but she is also passionate about disrupting aging. In her free time, she enjoys attending presentations and lectures series on various topics such as math and physics through the Atlanta Science Tavern and Georgia Tech.
“To me disrupt aging means not accepting any traditional ideas of the limitations of what aging should be,” Herman said. “I do whatever I can to keep my mind open and engaged.”
Some of Herman’s hobbies include exercising every day, meeting with her local book club, and photography.
Herman says AARP is a warm and wonderful organization to volunteer for.
“Once I started to volunteer, I couldn’t stop,” Herman said. “Thank you to the whole staff at the Georgia State office. They are the most welcoming people I have ever encountered. Thank you for taking me in.”