— AARP selected Maui residents William “Bill” and Lena Staton to receive the 2017 Hawaii Andrus Award for Community Service, the organization’s most prestigious state volunteer recognition award. The Andrus Award is an annual award for exemplary volunteer leadership named after AARP’s founder, Ethel Percy Andrus (1884-1967), who exemplified AARP’s motto: “To serve, not to be served.” The Statons conceived of and coordinated the “Maui Welcomes Home Her Vietnam Veterans” event on Maui as part of the 50th Commemoration of the …

— Ila Plasencia of West Des Moines was named the 2017 recipient of the AARP Andrus Award for Community Service — the Association’s most prestigious and visible volunteer award — at AARP Iowa’s annual volunteer recognition event in Des Moines on Nov. 8. She is the first Latina recipient of the Andrus Award in Iowa. In addition to the award, Plasencia received a check for $1,000 to donate to her charity of choice, the Midwest Educational Resources Development Fund. Plasencia, 90, …

— Executive Council Member and Lead Volunteer for Macon-Bibb Myrtle Habersham received AARP Georgia’s 2017 Andrus Award, named for the founder of AARP Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus. Affectionately known as the “unofficial mayor of Macon-Bibb,” Myrtle champions for the rights of those who are 50+ wherever she goes. She has been a valued and trusted member of AARP Georgia, and we were thrilled to have her recognized by The Telegraph, Macon-Bibb’s primary daily newspaper for her efforts. Thanks, Myrtle! We appreciate …

— AARP New Hampshire honored volunteers at a celebratory luncheon held today at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics in Manchester.  The most prestigious volunteer award, the Andrus Award for Community Service, was presented to John Larrabee, a respected leader in his community of Eastman. Others honored were Andrus Award finalists; Driver Safety, Tax-Aide and Advocacy Volunteers of the Year; Retired Educator of the Year; and Community Partner of the Year. The Andrus Award for Community Service, named after AARP’s founder …

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— Meet John Larrabee. John is a retired educator, environmentalist, master woodworker, self-proclaimed “beer snob,” and the recipient of AARP New Hampshire’s 2017 Andrus Award for Community Service, our most prestigious volunteer award that recognizes an individual 50 years or older who has made an impact on their community through volunteerism and inspiring others. More than that, John Larrabee is the inter-generational example that the Granite State needs. Born in 1946 to an engineer father and a stay-at-home mother, John spent …

— Joe Kendall of Evansville has been selected by AARP Indiana to receive the 2017 AARP Andrus Award for Community Service. This award, which is named after AARP’s founder Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, is AARP’s most prestigious volunteer tribute that recognizes outstanding individuals who are sharing their experience, talents and skills to enrich the lives of others. Kendall was presented with the award at AARP Indiana’s annual volunteer celebration in Indianapolis. “AARP is only as strong as its volunteers and Joe is one …

— AARP Massachusetts is pleased to announce that Arnetta and Carl Baty are recipients of the 2017 AARP Massachusetts Andrus Award for Community Service. The 2017 Andrus Awards Luncheon was held on Oct. 21, at Carson Place in Dorchester. As community volunteers in the Codman Square area, Carl and Arnetta Baty (pronounced BAY-TEE) provide a plethora of service, from arranging monthly coffee hours, organizing a food pantry, hosting speakers on issues including health, housing, and safety, preparing CARE packages for families living …

— Ruth Pomeroy selected as recipient of 2017 Andrus Award for Community Service AARP Montana announced that Ruth Pomeroy of Kalispell was selected to receive the 2017 Andrus Award for Community Service, the Association’s most prestigious volunteer award. Each year AARP honors the legacy of AARP founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, with the AARP Andrus Award for Community Service. This award is a symbol of the power of individuals to make a difference in the lives of others. The award was …

— AARP Colorado named Charlene Gardner of Pueblo as its 2017 Andrus Award winner. The Andrus Award is the highest honor AARP bestows upon an outstanding volunteer each year. Gardner, who has volunteered with AARP Tax Aide since 1995, spends many hours preparing for the tax season, sometimes working six days a week. Gardner is a shining example of living up to the mission of AARP. She is willing to help everyone she can, and she is a role model for all who …

— BALTIMORE (October 10, 2018) – Jasmin Marie Duckett of Baltimore has been selected by AARP, the nonprofit organization for people 50 and older, to receive the  2017 AARP Maryland Andrus Award for Community Service—the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. AARP Maryland selected Duckett for her remarkable service, including her tireless work on a series of improvements that together help to make her West Baltimore neighborhood a safer and more comfortable place to live— especially …