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AARP Washington Opens 2019 Andrus Award Nominations

Do you know a volunteer, over the age of 50, who’s made a significant impact on your neighborhood? Now’s your chance to get them recognized - nominate that volunteer superstar for AARP’s most prestigious community service award.

What is it?

The Ethel Percy Andrus Award, named after AARP’s founder, aims to shine a light on outstanding local volunteers who donate their skills, time and love to their communities.

AARP Washington will be accepting nominations until July 15, 2019, and the winner will receive the opportunity to donate $2,000 to an eligible non-profit of his or her choosing.

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2018 AARP Washington Andrus Award recipient Cheryl Swartz with AARP State President Jim Ko and staff member Ashley Aitken.

Who’s eligible?

AARP Washington Andrus Award for Community Service nominees must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Nominee must be 50 years or older.
  • The achievements, accomplishments, or service on which the nomination is based must have been performed on a volunteer basis, without pay.
  • The achievements, accomplishments, or service on which the nomination is based must reflect AARP’s vision and mission.
  • Married couples or domestic partners who perform service together are also eligible; however, teams are not eligible.
  • The recipient must live in the awarding state.
  • This is not a posthumous award.

How do I nominate someone?

Online nomination forms are available on the web HERE or you can call AARP Washington 1-866-277-7457 to request a paper nomination form be mailed to you.

Nominations will be evaluated based on how the volunteer’s work has improved the community, supported AARP’s vision and mission, and inspired other volunteers.

For more information about the 2019 Andrus Award for Community Service, please visit:

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