AARP Arizona seeks nominees for 2015 Andrus Award for Community Service

AARP Arizona is now accepting nominations for its 2015 Arizona Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors 50-plus Arizonans who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members.

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“AARP Arizona is excited to shine a light on 50-plus Arizonans who are using what they’ve learned in life to make a difference in the lives around them,” said Dana Marie Kennedy, AARP Arizona state director.

Nominations will be evaluated by the Arizona State Office of AARP based on how the volunteer’s work has improved the community, supported AARP’s vision and mission, and inspired other volunteers. The award recipient will be announced in early fall.

AARP Arizona 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.
  • This is not a posthumous award.

Contact AARP Arizona at azaarp@aarp.org for further information and a nomination form or by calling toll free at 866-389-5649.  Application deadline is June 2, 2015.

The AARP 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.

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment and income security, retirement planning, affordable utilities and protection from financial abuse.

Learn more at www.aarp.org.

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