Jack Harris remembers watching his own parents deal with aging and wanting to help other older people handle their challenges as well. Now 86, Harris has spent nearly a quarter century helping AARP as a legislative advocate, AARP Driver Safety instructor and AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteer. In 1999, he pressed for passage of the state’s do-not-call law.
AARP Arkansas recently recognized Harris and volunteer Diana Glaze for their achievements. As an AARP liaison to the Arkansas Retired Teachers Association, Glaze speaks publicly about the health care law. Feted with a Nov. 5 luncheon at the governor’s mansion, Harris received the 2013 AARP Arkansas Andrus Award for Community Service, and Glaze received the state office’s Distinguished Service Award.