What do you do when your family members’ situation dramatically changes so that they cannot maintain their independence without assistance? What if it happens to a friend or neighbor? In what ways can we create more interdependent communities?
From her glass-walled conference room perch, Carla Kelley has the world at her feet—well, at least Portland. Portland, where she came for love, found that her true love was Portland itself. Now in the position of Senior Counsel at a major Portland law firm, Carla actually retired from full-time employment several years ago. But her experience and skills made her an attractive candidate to work in the firm’s business group. She now works part-time and, at age 71, is a woman on the go with a “rolodex” any mover and shaker would envy.
Every year AARP Oregon recognizes an outstanding volunteer in our state with The Andrus Award. The Andrus Award for Community Service honors volunteers who spark change and improve their communities one act at a time. The award honors the spirit of AARP's founder, Ethel Percy Andrus, who started AARP when she found a retired educator in need.
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