St. Petersburg, Fla. - AARP Florida State President Donna Ginn of Miami has appointed an Orlando community leader, Jerome T. Williams, to a team of AARP Florida volunteer leaders. The AARP Florida Executive Council is a team of volunteers from across the state that exemplifies leadership that supports the execution of AARP priorities statewide.
If you are interested in AARP’s work in Arkansas—promoting health, improving retirement security, easing the burden on family caregivers, preventing fraud and making communities more livable—why not play an active role in these efforts?
What a year 2014 proved to be! Members across the state enjoyed presentations on brain health and healthy behaviors. In Fort Collins, CSU students coached older Larimer County residents on how to use their technology, and in Mesa County, high school honor students turned the generational tables, offering technology assistance to an eager crowd. Throughout the year, AARP CO Caregiving ambassador Jane Barton offered advice and insights into healthy Caregiving and creating Caregiver support groups, which is a major AARP priority. In October, the volunteer Executive Council leadership and staff hit the highway to the lovely Western Slope where State President Terri Potente showed us her hometown and we marched in the Fruita Fall Festival and introduced attendees to Life Reimagined! On the advocacy front, a cadre of 25 highly skilled volunteers and staff took to the halls of the Capitol to advocate on bills supporting older Coloradans. Two new Executive Council members joined our ranks, Lorri Orwig of El Paso County and Jill Taylor of Larimer County, ensuring AARP representation remains geographically diverse. Local discounts abound and thousands of members enjoyed myriad cultural offerings including but not limited to: walks around the Denver and Grand Junction Botanic Gardens; approximately, 1,000 AARP members took us up on the offer to take them out to the Ballgame and enjoyed a beautiful day watching the Rockies; plays at the Arvada Center and Denver Center for Performing Arts; a symphony with Grand Junction’s Rockestra; the AARP supported Larimer County Silvertones; Movies for Grown-Ups; the Starz Film Festival; and, much more!
On Sunday, September 14th, more than 225 people from the Washington, DC Hispanic community took in sports, wellness and community information during the DC Continental Soccer League quarter-final soccer games held at the Cardozo Education Campus athletic field. The full-day event kicked off a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration for AARP members and their families. This was the second time AARP DC sponsored an event with Fossalex, a nonprofit organization that provides resources and support focused on financial security, health and wellness for Latino families in the District. Fossalex and the DC Continental Soccer League organize several sports events in DC to bring together Latino families throughout the year.
We’re looking for people who want to bring their commitment and talents to making a difference in the lives of people 50+ in Maryland. If you have a passion for the issues faced by people 50+, and are a strategic thinker and planner who has led others to achieve common goals, we encourage you to learn more about AARP’s volunteer leadership positions. We have included a description of the position for your reference please click here: 2014 Executive Council Position Description
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