CHARLOTTE -- Joetta Glover of Charlotte was presented with the AARP Andrus Award for Community Service at a special ceremony at the Mint Museum on May 2. The award named after AARP founder Ethel Percy Andrus, is presented every year to the AARP volunteer in each state who is making the most impact in the lives of older adults and their families.
ASHEVILLE -- Studies have shown that the health benefits of volunteering include lower blood pressure, a boost in happiness, improved mental wellbeing and much more. Volunteering is not only good for our health, but also a solid way to build community, fellowship, and friendship.
RALEIGH, NC – AARP North Carolina, a volunteer-led organization, appointed Helen Mack of Clemmons, NC, as its new state president in addition to four new Executive Council members. The volunteer Executive Council guides the work of the state office serving 1.1 million of AARP’s 38 million members nationwide.
WILMINGTON, NC – Dr. Shirley Gerrior of Wilmington was named the most prestigious AARP volunteer in North Carolina at a ceremony in her honor held here in July. The annual AARP Andrus Award tribute recognizes outstanding individuals age 50 and older who are sharing their experience, talents and skills to enrich the lives of others.