Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus

10 Surprising Facts about America’s Champions of Aging

Posted on 05/3/2013 by |Who's News | Comments

LegacyCelebrating May as Older Americans Month offers the perfect time to remember leaders who helped to build a nation that respects and protects its older citizens. A new AARP website feature called Champions of Aging does precisely that. All 10 made contributions that changed America for the better, and created opportunities for those in their 50s, 60s and beyond to lead healthier, more financially secure, and more meaningful and enjoyable lives. Some of the champions’ names are better know than …

AARP Founder Honored for Vision and Sacrifice

Posted on 10/12/2011 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

VolunteeringThis is a guest post A. Barry Rand. Mr. Rand is the CEO of AARP.  Often the rights, benefits and representation we take for granted today can be traced to one person’s vision, wisdom and courage. In the case of AARP, an organization dedicated to advancing the interests and safeguarding the benefits of older Americans, that person is Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus. Today, Dr. Andrus is among a highly select number of visionaries being honored by the Extra Mile – …

Thank A Teacher Today

Posted on 05/3/2011 by |Volunteering | Comments

VolunteeringIt’s National Teacher Day, and I have a question. Do you remember your first-grade teacher’s name? How about your third-grade or sixth-grade teachers? Mine: Ms. Giest, Ms. Hall and Ms. Hughes. Come to think of it, I could probably name all of my teachers throughout my entire school career. There’s a reason for that – they made an impact on my life in one way or another. Teachers hold a special place in my heart. Not just because of how they helped …