AARP Seeks 2011 State Andrus Awards for Community Service Nominations

Annual Award Recognizes Those Who Make a Powerful Difference in their Community We’re pretty passionate about service here at AARP. In fact, Create The Good is all about volunteering and making a difference in the lives of others. This month, we began our search for the ultimate do-gooder in each state with the 2011 AARP State Andrus Award for Community Service. The award honors those individuals who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community …

How ’bout a senior prom – for senior citizens?

This week is full of great stories. It’s a toss up for me on whether I like this one better than the man who rode the roller coaster 90 times in one day… Have you folks heard about the Pepsi Refresh Project? It’s an initiative that Pepsi started to help “refresh” communities across America. The MLB got involved and all of the teams are submitting ideas to win a $200,000 grant to fund their project. It’s a pretty cool idea …

The Good Starts with You

Looking for something to do this weekend? Want a break from the weekend errands and chores? Why not spend some time giving back to your community? According to a recent report, “older people who volunteer enjoy longer lives, higher functional ability, and lower rates of depression and heart disease.” You can read more about that story HERE Maybe this new video from Create The Good will inspire you: You can view and post opportunities at Create The Good or check …

NFLPA + AARP = Creating Good!

We all know that taking action in our communities is important – to both the communities we serve and our own well-being. AARP has been committed to volunteerism through its Create the Good initiative, and now AARP is teaming up with the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) to spread the word. James “JB” Brown – who also happens to be hosting the NFL’s biggest game this Sunday on CBS – has been involved with Create the Good since its launch in …

Even More Reasons to Love Starbucks…

Love coffee? Love Starbucks coffee? How does a FREE Starbucks coffee sound to you? We think it sounds pretty darn good, especially at this time of day. (*yawn*) What’s the catch you ask? Well just five hours, really. On Monday, January 19 – which is also Martin Luther King Jr. Day – hit up your local Starbucks, pledge to do five hours of community service work in 2009 and you get your free cup of Joe. You can read about …