— AARP is now accepting nominations for its 2018 Mississippi Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors 50+ Mississippians who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. “AARP Mississippi is excited to shine a light on 50+ Mississippians who are using what they’ve learned in life to make a difference in the lives around them,” said AARP Mississippi State Director Kimberly L. Campbell, Esq. Nominations will be evaluated by AARP Mississippi based on …

— Are you eager to help your community? Do you want to meet new people? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you should consider volunteering with AARP Mississippi. Being a volunteer is a fulfilling experience that allows you to give back to your community in a meaningful way. All that is required is a genuine interest in helping the community by donating your time and skills, said Associate State Director for Community Outreach Ivory Craig. Once you have …

— Join AARP Oregon staff and volunteers this July at an AARP Activist  & Volunteer meeting near you.  Discover what we are doing in your community. Get an update on AARP’s local, state and national outreach and advocacy efforts for the first half of the year and what’s ahead. We also want to hear from you. Come share your thoughts about the issues that matter to you. Connect with others in your community and find out how you can continue to stay engaged, including as …

— If you are passionate about serving your community through education and advocacy, we have the perfect opportunity for you! Be an AARP Virginia Multicultural Community Ambassador and provide education, advocacy, and outreach in your community! AARP Virginia understands the importance of multicultural volunteers and has made a long-term commitment to multicultural communities. There are several communities – Hispanic/Latino, Asian-American Pacific Islander, and LGBT – with whom we would like to increase our volunteer footprint in an effort to engage community members age 50-plus. Not only …

— AARP joined approximately sixty other public and private organizations in supporting the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) at the 12th Annual USPTO Employee Health and Wellness Fair on April 27th.  This event was held in the Madison Auditorium on the USPTO  Alexandria, Virginia campus, and drew an estimated 3,000 attendees. The Health and Wellness Fair was held in conjunction with the Bring-Your-Child-to-Work-Day and was attended by employees and their families.  This resulted in an event drawing people of …

— AARP Georgia is pleased to announce the selection of Alice Bennett as an Associate State Director-Community Outreach, positioned to lead AARP Georgia’s Age-Friendly Augusta and Caregiving Education Campaign. Throughout her career, Bennett has shown a continuous commitment to developing strong ties within the community she serves with her extensive background in public policy and community organizing. Age-Friendly Augusta received their official designation by AARP and the World Health Organization in April and Bennett will be based in Augusta, providing full …

— AARP North Dakota has formed a new Education & Outreach Team to foster education and outreach efforts in communities. By gathering input from this team of people, AARP hopes to learn how best to engage more people in more communities with its programming and events. The team held its first meeting in February. Chair Mike Tomasko looks at the group as a “think tank” that can provide insights as to the needs and wants of the 50-plus population of our …

— AARP New Hampshire is looking for an AmericaCorps VISTA for the 11/14 to 11/15 service year. The VISTA will focus on community engagement in Greater Manchester around key issues such as fraud, caregiving, hunger and poverty and expand efforts to spread awareness of these issues through educational programs and events. He/she will work to support and strengthen the existing corps of volunteers, as well as help build capacity and foster new volunteer relationships.  Additionally, the VISTA will develop communications strategies and …

— Aging well is good for people and wine—so what better place to host a conference on aging than a winery resort? Eli Lilly and Company and AARP Georgia are sponsoring the Georgia Gerontology Society’s 2014 conference, Aged to Perfection, July 28-30 at the Chateau Elan in Braselton. The conference provides continuing education for researchers, educators, advocates, legislators and service providers. “These professionals take what they learn back to their communities to improve the lives of older Georgians across the state,” …

— AARP Pennsylvania recently joined organizations such as the Alzheimer’s Association, Home Instead, PCA, and Boomers R Heroes for a special event, “Caregiving for the Caregiver: Mind, Body, and Soul.” The morning session took place at the WHYY Media Commons where CBS 3 and the CW Philly 57’s Emmy Award-winning health reporter Stephanie Stahl, served as the moderator for a panel discussion on the needs of family caregivers. The featured speakers on the panel were experts in the caregiving industry answering questions …