AARP Tennessee Seeks Nominees for 2016 Andrus Award for Community Service

Winner to receive $2,500 for charity of their choice

NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AARP Tennessee is now accepting nominations for its 2016 Andrus Award
for Community Service, which honors 50+ state residents who are sharing
their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their
community members.

“AARP Tennessee is excited to shine a light on 50+ residents who are
using what they’ve learned to make a difference in the lives around
them,” said AARP Tennessee Interim State Director Shelley Courington.

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

  • Nominee must be 50 years 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 more information, contact Michelle Wisner at AARP Tennessee at
615-726-5102. Application is online can be found here.
The application deadline for the Andrus Award is June 3, 2016.

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AARP Tennessee
Rob Naylor, 615-947-6356