AARP Utah has a staff of only five people, so we rely on our 300+ volunteers to help us offer programs and events around the state! Volunteer teams in Salt Lake City and Ogden can find themselves checking in members who have registered for events, passing out information at a health fair, introducing speakers for a program, painting a fence for our Day of Service, or helping to stock boxes for the Utah Food Bank. But we can always use more people looking for ways to serve the community! It's important for us to have volunteers' eyes and ears in the community to understand the wants, needs, challenges, and aspirations of people around the state. With your guidance and input, we hope to identify potential partners and areas where AARP Utah can serve and work to make a difference for the 50+ population.
Do you know an extraordinary volunteer age 50 or older? Please show your appreciation by nominating him or her for the 2018 AARP Utah Andrus Award for Community Service. The annual Andrus Award for Community Service is AARP’s most prestigious and visible volunteer award. It recognizes individuals who share their experience, talent and skills to enrich their communities in ways that are consistent with AARP’s mission, vision, and commitment to volunteer service, and who inspire others to volunteer.
This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program, and is seeking volunteers to help with this service for the 2018 tax season. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, approaching its 50 th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention the older population. Training will begin next month.
I don't really know what it means to age gracefully. I started rock climbing on my 59th birthday and was hooked. At 60 I climbed a 1000 foot peak in the Wind Rivers. Honestly, I climb BIG mountains with friends half my age and, with few exceptions, they are just as tired at the end as I am. I'm not an athlete or in that great of shape but what I do have is the will. The will to climb, and the will to continue when I’m in pain or uncomfortable. The will to believe I can succeed when it seems impossible. The "will" is free to everyone regardless of age.
AARP Foundation is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season by recruiting interested individuals. Tax-Aide is an AARP Foundation program that offers free tax filing help for those who need it most, especially adults 50 and older, during the tax season.
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