— AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger Kentucky for all ages to live, work and play. We hope you’ll join us!

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— AARP is a proud sponsor of the Welcome Home Veterans Celebration September 12-16, 2018 in Clarksville, TN. The five-day event has something for everyone! Activities include: inspiring guest speakers, music, the American Traveling Vietnam Tribute Wall, the Annual Welcome Home Parade, and an up-close and personal free concert with legendary recording artist, Lee Greenwood. See the full schedule of events and order your tickets online. All AARP members and their guests receive an 18% discount on ticketed events using PROMO Code: Welcome50 …

— Kentucky Traveling Vietnam Wall Joins Friday After 5 for Veterans Spotlight in Owensboro New memorial honoring Kentucky’s fallen and POW/MIA in Vietnam War on public display in Owensboro’s riverfront McConnell Plaza before and after Friday After 5. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Kentucky’s replica of the Vietnam Wall makes its first trip to Owensboro as part of Friday After 5’s Veterans Spotlight celebration. The Traveling Kentucky Vietnam Wall includes the names of 1,105 Kentuckians killed in the Vietnam War, taken prisoner, or still …

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— Make Time to Nominate an Outstanding Volunteer for the 2018 Andrus Award for Community Service AARP Kentucky is seeking nominations for our 2018  Andrus Award for Community Service – AARP’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. The Andrus Award recognizes outstanding Kentuckians age 50-plus who are making a powerful difference in their communities in ways consistent with the AARP mission, vision, and commitment to volunteer service and are inspiring others to volunteer. Nominations are open until June …

— Fair Housing Act Celebrates 50th Anniversary in Lexington Lexington housing advocates hosted a 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act Celebration.  As a Bronze Sponsor, AARP Lexington volunteers had the opportunity to meet and discuss age-friendly/livable and housing community issues with local activists and leaders. The keynote address was delivered by Anna Maria Farías Assistant Secretary, Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, in the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Executive Council Member Merrylyn Moran Smith joined with other local …

— 2018 AARP Real Possibilities Faith Awards Nominations for our 2018 AARP Real Possibilities Faith Awards are now open! Know someone in your faith community who is an unsung hero? Someone who’s always helping out? AARP Kentucky wants to honor them at the 2nd Annual Real Possibilities Faith Awards. Nominations open from April 1 to May 1, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. EST. Nominate that special volunteer from your organization online for the AARP Real Possibilities Faith Award, today: http://spr.ly/6188DZI0G. Each nominee will …

— Are you looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity in the Bluegrass? AARP Kentucky with United Way of the Bluegrass is looking for volunteers ages 55-plus to share their time and experience with a Central Kentucky student. As a volunteer for United Way, you’ll help students in the Lexington area succeed. We are pairing volunteers with schools and afterschool programs in Anderson, Clark, Fayette, Scott, and Woodford counties. Volunteers spend time tutoring and mentoring students in need of a little extra …

— Kentucky is home to more than 300,000 veterans, and nearly 3 out of 4 are 50-plus. AARP Kentucky is committed to supporting the needs of veterans of all generations and helping them through the transitions they face in civilian life. “Veterans and their families, especially those who served in the Vietnam era, often feel forgotten,” said Charlotte Whittaker, AARP state president. “They value our efforts to bring focus to their service and sacrifice.” In 2017, AARP Kentucky cosponsored the World …

— Norman O’Grady – who, at the age of 93, has spent over thirty years helping low-income seniors in Louisville – is the 2017 winner of the AARP Kentucky Andrus Award for Community Service. And Project Warm, a non-profit where O’Grady spends much of his time and energy, is a big winner too – earning a $2,000 check from AARP Kentucky. AARP Kentucky honored Norman O’Grady today during a lunch at Project Warm.  The Andrus Award – named after AARP founder …

— Inspired Service of Faith-filled Volunteers Recognized with 2017 AARP Real Possibilities Faith Awards AARP Kentucky volunteers, staff, and friends recently celebrated 23 inspiring, faith-filled volunteers nominated for their dedicated service in Louisville. The celebration experience was attended by more than 100, included a live band, and Emceed by WLOU 104.7 FM radio personality, Ms. Krystal. Wilma Mitchell, a local AARP Kentucky volunteer, helped to coordinate the outreach effort.  According to Mitchell, “I was honored and excited to be a part of …

— Congratulations, Nancy Lindsay of Danville! AARP Driver Safety depends in large part on thousands of volunteers nationwide who contribute their time, knowledge and expertise. Recognizing their passion, dedication and commitment to AARP Driver Safety is an integral part of the program. The prestigious Michael Seaton Volunteer of the Year Award is the highest award within the program, and annually recognizes Driver Safety’s most outstanding volunteer. The Volunteer of the Year Awards Program begins at the local level with the Volunteer …