North Dakota State Capitol

— THE HEADLINE  12/5/2018 Governor Doug Burgum presented his budget for the next biennium to North Dakota legislators on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 10 a.m. Here are some of the highlights, prioritizing issues AARP North Dakota will be working on during this session: Burgum proposes changes in how social services are delivered in the state. He would like to see the current structure of 47 administrative areas changed to 19. He was quick to emphasize that ‘touch points’ would not change, …

— By Audrey Suker, CEO of ServeMinnesota It should be no surprise to anyone reading this article: Older Minnesotans are an important key to solving some of the most pervasive social issues. As the CEO of ServeMinnesota, the organization responsible for investing AmeriCorps resources in ways that help solve unsolved problems, I can say with certainty that our booming older population is in the perfect position to serve fellow Minnesotans in a variety of ways. And we need you now more …

— AARP Mississippi is happy to announce our Scholar Athlete of the Week every Friday this fall. We partnered with Super Talk Mississippi to seek nominations for outstanding students who excel in sports and academics. The response was overwhelming! Meet Anna Crane, a senior at Pearl High School. She was nominated by Steven White, Honors instructor at Pearl High School. “I would like to nominate Anna Crane, a senior from Pearl High School as your AARP Mississippi Scholar Athlete of the …

— The AARP Fredericksburg Chapter 3396 work in their community is very extensive from helping veterans, organizing food drives, contributing to Soup for Seniors, Driver Safety, advocacy and more. Join the AARP Fredericksburg Chapter 3396 at their next meeting every first Tuesday of every month, for more information visit their website http://aarp3396.org/. In both July and August, at the chapter meetings, they will be collecting supplies and food to support homeless veterans through Disabled American Veterans. The following is needed: toilet paper, napkins, disposable …

— Delaware Andrus Award for Community Service — the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. Roger was selected as the recipient for his remarkable service to issues that affect older Delawareans. He has been a dedicated volunteer with AARP for more than 20 years and his contributions are innumerable. Roger is widely known as the AARP Driver Safety Statewide Coordinator and Instructor, educating Delawareans about driving safer and longer. He has had a positive impact on …

—     District Advocacy and Outreach Join AARP Illinois to advocate for what is important to our members and community. We are seeking volunteers to lead the charge in your home district. It is critical for your representatives to hear directly from their constituents, people like you. Be a voice for your community. To learn more, email Ellen Acevedo at Eacevedo@aarp.org or call 312-458-3626.  

— It’s been just about two weeks since I attended the AARP Ohio 2018 Volunteer Summit and I’m still feeling the excitement. A fellow Cincinnati volunteer had to convince me to make the trip and I’m glad she did. I’ve always known that AARP was a big organization with important goals. Over the past year, I’ve witnessed how our local events and activities encourage older men and women to live well and enjoy life. The Summit reinforced my sense of connection …

— AARP Mississippi is happy to announce our Scholar Athletes of the Week every Friday this fall. We partnered with Super Talk Mississippi to seek nominations for outstanding students who excel in sports and academics. The response was overwhelming! Meet Taylor Arnold, a senior at Starkville Academy. Here’s what Coach Chase Nicholson said: “Taylor Arnold is an exceptional student.” Coach Nicholson also teaches Taylor in Advanced Placement Government. Taylor is one of four captains. He also plays running back, quarter back, wide …

— John Sparvero of Pittsburgh has been selected by AARP, the nonprofit organization for people 50 and older, to receive the 2018 AARP Pennsylvania Andrus Award for Community Service — the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. Named for AARP founder Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, the award recognizes outstanding individuals who are making their communities better in ways that are consistent with AARP’s mission, vision and commitment to volunteer service, and who inspire others to volunteer. …

— Are you ready to FEED? Want to get hands-on and help feed kids and low-income seniors? Sign up online at www.faswva.org/volunteer for one of Feeding America Southwest Virginia new volunteer opportunities. Volunteers are needed Monday through Thursday from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. and on Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to prepare food, cook, and clean in the Community Solutions Center Kitchen at 2328 Melrose Ave., NW in Roanoke. Groups of up to 12 can be accommodated for this activity. Volunteers …