Aarp Seeks State Andrus Award Nominees

Award recognizes those who make a powerful difference in their community

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AARP is seeking nominations for its 2012 AARP State Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors those individuals who are sharing their experience, talent and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. 

“AARP encourages people to nominate someone they know because they are making a difference in their community,” said David Mitchell, AARP Arizona State Director. “Many older Americans volunteer because they have a desire to help others. The Andrus Award is a great way to recognize someone for their efforts.”

The screening of nominees will be performed by the AARP Arizona State Office and involves a range of criteria, including positive impact on the lives of individuals age 50 or older, improvement of the community in or for which the work was performed, and serving as an inspiration to others to volunteer.  The award recipient will be announced on or around Sept. 1, 2012.

AARP State 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 eligible.

Please contact AARP Arizona at 1-866-389-5649 for further information and a nomination form. The application deadline is June 1, 2012.

The AARP State Andrus Award for Community Service is an annual awards program developed to honor individuals whose service is a unique and valuable contribution to society.  Last year, AARP recognized 52 outstanding individuals from around the country.

About AARP

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with a membership that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to either political campaigns or candidates. We produce AARP The Magazine, the definitive voice for 50+ Americans and the world’s largest-circulation magazine with over 35.1 million readers; AARP Bulletin, the go-to news source for AARP’s millions of members and Americans 50+; AARP VIVA, the only bilingual U.S. publication dedicated exclusively to the 50+ Hispanic community; and our website, AARP.org. AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors and sponsors. We have staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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