AARP Seeks Nominees for 2013 New York Andrus Award for Community Service

AARP's Most Prestigious Annual Award Recognizes Those Who Make a Powerful Difference in Their Community

May 24, 2013, 09:51 ET from AARP New York State

NEW YORK, May 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AARP is now accepting nominations for its 2013 New York Andrus Award for Community Service, the organization's most prestigious volunteer award, which annually honors one New Yorker whose service is unique and a valuable contribution to society.

"AARP New York is excited to shine a light on 50+ New Yorkers who are volunteering their time, effort, and wealth of experience to make a difference in the lives around them," said Beth Finkel, AARP New York State Director. 

Nominations will be evaluated by a volunteer-run committee based on how the nominee's work has improved the community, supported AARP's vision and mission, and inspired other volunteers. The deadline for submitting nominations is June 1, 2013. The award recipient will be announced on or around September 1, 2013.

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

  • Nominations are open to any New York volunteer who is age 50 or older – not just AARP members. 
  • 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. AARP's vision is a society in which all people live with dignity and purpose, and fulfill their goals and dreams.  AARP's mission is to enhance the quality of life for all as we age. AARP champions positive social change and delivers value through advocacy, information and service.
  • Couples or partners who perform service together are also eligible; however, teams are not eligible.
  • This is not a posthumous award.

For more information, eligibility requirements and nomination forms, visit or contact Yvette Martinez at

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