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AARP began in 1958 with one visionary woman, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, who fought to empower people to choose how they live as they age.
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AARP Idaho announced today that Micki Kawakami of Nampa was selected to receive the 2018 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.
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Español. On Thursday, June 7th, 2018,  Abraham Lincoln High School graduate, Gissell Jiménez, was selected as the recipient of this year’s  Andrus Opportunity Award along with $5,000 to help her pay for her education. The award is named after AARP founder  Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, who served as principal of Lincoln High from 1916 to 1944.
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AARP Maine is now accepting nominations for our 2018 Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors 50+ Mainers who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members.  The Andrus Award is AARP’s most prestigious and visible volunteer award.
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AARP’s commitment to volunteer service began with our founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus. AARP continues to honor her legacy with the AARP Virginia Andrus Award for Community Service. This prestigious volunteer award recognizes individuals who are sharing their experience, talents, and skills to enrich their communities in ways that reflect AARP’s mission, vision, and commitment to volunteer service.
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Your Time Makes a World of Difference!
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“The human contribution is the essential ingredient. It is only in the giving of oneself to others that we truly live.” The quote by AARP founder Ethel Percy Andrus still rings true today and continues to shape this association dedicated to helping people age 50+ live their best lives.
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Each volunteer is unique and valued for his or her desire to contribute to the good of the community.
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AARP is now accepting nominations for its 2017 Delaware Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors Delawareans age 50 and older who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members.
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