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Make a Difference
One way you can take on the day is by volunteering. Volunteering has an enormous impact on the health and well-being of your local community. As an AARP volunteer, you are helping with the promise of a better life for you or someone else. Whether you would like to be an in-office support, speaker on advocacy issues, or helping at an event AARP has many ways that you can make a difference. Be a part of the AARP team and volunteer with us.
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In continued celebration of Asian American/Pacific Islander Month, we’re highlighting AARP NY volunteer, Margaret Chung-Reed, whose parents are from Hong Kong, China, and who has lived on Long Island for 27 years.
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In celebration of Asian American/Pacific Islander Month, AARP NY is featuring profiles of members and volunteers on Long Island.  Mona Ng has been an active volunteer since 2015 and has lived on Long Island for over 30 years.  She also spends her time volunteering at a Chinese cultural center, a hospital and at senior centers on the island and says “Giving back to the community gives me a lot of satisfaction.”  Her avid volunteerism garnered her a nomination last year for North Hempstead’s annual May W. Newburger Women's Roll of Honor.
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Annual Award Recognizes Those Who Make a Powerful Difference in their Community
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In celebration of Women’s History Month, AARP NY is highlighting three women who represent our partner groups in the #DisruptDisparities movement and were an integral part of our events throughout the launch year in 2018.  We partnered with the NY Urban League, NY NAACP, Hispanic Federation and Asian American Federation to release a series of policy briefs highlighting disparities in health, economic security, and livability and these women were at the forefront of our events throughout New York, helping us shed light on the disparities, focused on New York’s 50-plus populations in these multicultural communities.
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AARP New York Andrus Award 2018
Burt Freeman of Manhattan was presented Monday with AARP’s most prestigious volunteer award for community service. Freeman, who founded the My Own Book program, has been selected by AARP New York, the nonprofit organization for people 50 and older, to receive its 2018 Andrus Award for Community Service.
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AARP New York is conducting a high-level summit on Friday, Nov. 16, in Buffalo on the disparities in economic security, livability and health care that affect communities of color in the western part of the state.
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Volunteers and staff from AARP New York fanned out across the state to celebrate AARP's Day of Service on September 11.
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