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AARP WV Seeks Nominations for 2015 Andrus Award

Annual award recognizes those making a difference in communities


AARP West Virginia is seeking nominations for its 2015 Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors 50+ West Virginians who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members.


The AARP Andrus Award for Community Service recognizes volunteers who in the last year have made a difference in their communities in ways that support AARP’s mission, vision, and strategic direction and that inspire others to volunteer. The award is named in honor of AARP founder Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, whose pioneering efforts to enrich and improve the quality of life for older Americans have prompted millions to adopt her philosophy: “To Serve: Not to be Served.” AARP recognized 52 Andrus honorees nationally in 2014.


“AARP is excited to shine a light on 50+ West Virginians who are using what they’ve learned in life to make a difference in the lives around them,” said Gaylene Miller, AARP West Virginia state director. “Through this recognition, AARP encourages individuals to use their skills and assistance as a way to remain vital as well as make a difference in their community.”


AARP 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.
  • Couples or partners who perform service together are also eligible; however, teams are not
  • This is not a posthumous award.


For a nomination form, visit AARP West Virginia’s social media channels at and For more information, contact Linda Bunn, AARP West Virginia associate state director for community outreach, at 304-340-4601 or email The application deadline is June 30.

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