AARP seeks award applications


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COLUMBUS — AARP is accepting nominations for its 2016 Ohio Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors any Ohioan 50 and older who is sharing his experience, talent and skills to enrich the lives of community members.

“Our data shows that three out every four adults aged 50-plus have supported their community by volunteering in some way over the last year,” said Kelley Neal, who leads the volunteer program at AARP Ohio. “AARP Ohio is excited to shine a light on these 50-plus Ohioans who are using what they’ve learned in life to make a difference in the lives around them.”

Nominations will be evaluated by AARP Ohio 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 Ohio Andrus Award for Community Service nominees must meet the following eligibility requirements:

• Nominee must be 50 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.

For information, visit AARP.org/AndrusAward or call 614-222-1502. The application deadline is June 3.

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