LaVerne Gilliam, from Shakopee, MN, has been selected to receive the 2020 AARP Minnesota Andrus Award for Community Service, the association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. AARP Minnesota selected Gilliam for her tireless volunteer work with multiple organizations in the community, including AARP, Second Harvest Heartland, the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging, Maplewood Nature Center, Minnesota Wildlife Refuge, and Bike MN.
Every day AARP volunteers impact the lives of others. Whether fighting to lower the high cost of prescription drugs, educating people on the latest frauds and scams, or connecting people to meaningful and fun experiences where they live; volunteers are vital to the work that we do throughout the state.
For four years, 1,000+ nominations, and 200 honorees, AARP Minnesota and Pollen’s 50 Over 50 has always been about celebrating hope, resilience, and the contributions of those over the age of 50 who work tirelessly to make Minnesota better for all of us. This year is no different. In fact, their inspiring stories are exactly what we need right now in the face of a global health and economic crisis.
AARP MN Recognizes Myrna Peterson for her Dedication and Commitment to Community Service with its Most Prestigious Volunteer Award
AARP Minnesota will celebrate 50 state trailblazers older than 50 on Thursday, Oct. 17, at the University of Minnesota’s McNamara Alumni Center, in Minneapolis.
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