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Celebrate Arbor Day and Plant a Tree

Posted on 04/29/2011 by |Volunteering | Comments

VolunteeringI tried to avoid tying this post into the Royal Wedding but with all the fuss today,  it was unavoidable. I won’t talk about the dress or the magical carriage ride through the streets of London. What I did notice about the wedding were the eight beautiful maple trees lining the aisles of Westminster Abbey. Brought in for the special occasion, the trees gave the Abbey a magical, enchanted forest feel. I loved it. Coincidentally, today is Arbor Day. Arbor Day a U.S.-celebrated …

Turn off Your Lights for Earth Hour

Posted on 03/25/2011 by |Volunteering | Comments

VolunteeringThis is a guest post by Stephen Anfield. Stephen is currently working as the Benefits Outreach Project Coordinator at the AARP Foundation. He organizes the Benefits Access QuickLink volunteers and National Call Center. It’s time to make like Nelly Furtado and “turn off the lights” because tomorrow is March 26th, and millions of people all over the world will be recognizing one of the biggest global events of the year – Earth Hour! At 8:30pm (local time) on Saturday, hundreds of millions …

Who The Heck is Phil The Pill & Why Does He Want My Rx?

Posted on 04/27/2010 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Personal HealthAARP Wisconsin was hanging out in Reedsburg this weekend with their new friend Phil The Pill from The P2D2 Program. Who is this mysterious man (bottle?) and what does he want with AARP members? P2D2 is actually a great awareness campaign spreading across the country where anyone can bring in their prescription or over-the-counter medications, thermometers or sharps (including ones for pets) to participating drop off locations, and they will incinerate them for free! If you’re like me you just …

Who The Heck is Phil The Pill & Why Does He Want My Rx?

Posted on 04/27/2010 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Personal HealthAARP Wisconsin was hanging out in Reedsburg this weekend with their new friend Phil The Pill from The P2D2 Program. Who is this mysterious man (bottle?) and what does he want with AARP members? P2D2 is actually a great awareness campaign spreading across the country where anyone can bring in their prescription or over-the-counter medications, thermometers or sharps (including ones for pets) to participating drop off locations, and they will incinerate them for free! If you’re like me you just …

Give Back by "Going Green" for Earth Day.

Posted on 03/11/2010 by |Volunteering | Comments

VolunteeringWhether you like small projects or big ones, physical work or more brainy tasks – there’s a bunch of ways for you to help others Go Green.

Give Back by “Going Green” for Earth Day.

Posted on 03/11/2010 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

VolunteeringWhether you like small projects or big ones, physical work or more brainy tasks – there’s a bunch of ways for you to help others Go Green.