— AARP, the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people to choose how they live as they age, today announced it has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as one of the 2019 World’s Most Ethical Companies. In 2019, 128 honorees were recognized spanning 21 countries and 50 industries. The thirteenth class of honorees illustrate how companies continue to be the driving force for improving communities, building …

— One could refer to Marcia Ballinger in many ways.  Among other things, the Twin Cities native is an award-winning author, a Doctor of Organization and Management, the co-founder and principal of a search firm, and a French bulldog owner.  In 2016, Ballinger earned an additional title when she was named one of Minnesota’s 50 Over 50 winners. Ballinger’s career journey is rooted in Corporate America.  The holder of a degree in Business Administration, a master’s in Speech-Communication, and a doctorate …

— Friday, December 9, 2016 at 6 p.m., Easter Seals Colorado (ESC) will host the 6th Annual Season of Lights Gala at The Brown Palace in downtown Denver. Proceeds will support ESC in its efforts to send children and adults with disabilities to a memorable week of zip lining, fishing, horseback riding and more at Rocky Mountain Village Camp; where the focus is on abilities, not disabilities. Comcast has consistently supported ESC through volunteerism, contributions – including a $20,000 Assistive Technology …

— A highly cited AARP study shows that 90 percent of Ohioans want to continue living in their current homes as they age. Helping make that possible for homeowners in the Cincinnati area is the nonprofit organization People Working Cooperatively (PWC). “PWC’s mission is to perform critical home repairs and services so that low-income homeowners can remain in their homes living independently and healthier in a safe, sound environment,” explains PWC President Jock Pitts. “We galvanize 6,000 volunteers annually to help …

— Do you know someone whose work as a volunteer is making a significant difference in your community? Consider nominating them for the 2014 AARP Connecticut Andrus Award for Community Service.  You’ll not only be helping to say “thank you” for all of their great work, but the award includes $3,000 to be donated to an eligible charity of the winner’s choice! Think about people you’ve worked with on volunteer projects, folks you’ve heard about from friends, or those you’ve read about …

— By Beth Levine For 30 years, Ruth Sovronsky, 62, had a successful career as a lawyer in a Long Island firm. But she felt something was missing. “I had always felt that giving back was an important part of what I needed to do,” she said. After moving to Connecticut in 2010 and eventually settling in West Hartford, Sovronsky took a long look at what she wanted to do with her future. “My interest in the nonprofit world came forward …

— AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them. With over 840,000 members and several local community chapters across the state, AARP Wisconsin is making a difference for older people and their families. AARP Wisconsin is open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 222 W. Washington Ave Suite 600 Madison, WI 53703 View Map   Phone: 866-448-3611 Fax: 608-251-7612 wistate@aarp.org   …