AARP Idaho is pleased to celebrate National Volunteer Week, an annual opportunity to step back and recognize the hardworking volunteers who dedicate their time, talents and passions to improving every corner of this great state. While it is easy to get caught up in statistics – more than 500 exceptional volunteers, thousands of hours of service – it’s the “good” behind those numbers that is truly awesome.
AARP is now accepting nominations for its 2018 Idaho Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors 50+ Idahoans who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members.
Bessie Katsilometes, Ph.D., former Dean of Idaho State University-Meridian and Idaho State University-Boise, is the newest member of the AARP Idaho Executive Council. AARP Idaho has more than 188,000 members statewide and more than 38 million members nationwide.
Every single day, AARP Idaho volunteers fuel our work in communities across the Gem State. Without the hundreds who donate their time, skills and passion, we wouldn’t have enough capacity to help older Idahoans transform their lives. If you would like to learn more about our volunteer opportunities we encourage your to attend our next monthly volunteer network meeting.
AARP Idaho has appointed Corrine Tafoya Fisher to their executive council – the highest state-level volunteer position within the nonprofit, nonpartisan organization. AARP Idaho has more than 187,000 members statewide and more than 38 million members nationwide.
Each month AARP produces an hour long television show that airs on RFD-TV called Rural America Live with AARP. Topics include disaster preparedness, financial security, fraud prevention and the list goes on and on. You can watch previous episodes HERE. The key word is “Live” because this is an interactive program where we answer questions and take calls during the broadcast. We’re currently reaching about 500,000 viewers and getting hundreds of calls each show.
Fred Turner has been an active AARP Idaho volunteer for nearly ten years. Since commencing his volunteer service for AARP in 2006, Fred has served as co-chair for the Capitol City Task Force, the AARP state advocacy group, and he has served three consecutive two-year terms on the AARP Idaho Executive Council (since January, 2010). For the past six years, Fred has volunteered as a Senior Health Insurance Medicare Advisor, which he continues to do from our Boise office every Tuesday morning.
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