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Event Details

When | Where

Sept. 4-6, 2014

San Diego
Convention Center

111 West Harbor Drive

San Diego, CA 92101


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Shuttle Service

Shuttle service will be provided between all Ideas@50+ host hotels and the San Diego Convention Center throughout the event.

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AARP volunteers decorated flower pots and then fill them with potting soil and hardy seedlings during the Life@50+ Boston Community Day of Service.

AARP volunteers decorated flower pots, then filled them with potting soil and hardy seedlings at the Life@50+ Boston Community Day of Service. — Photo by Fay Photo


Ideas@50+ San Diego
Community Day of Service

The week of Labor Day, AARP will gear up to host its second voluntourism project of 2014 as the kickoff to the first AARP Ideas@50+ National Event and Expo. The city of San Diego will welcome AARP and its attendees as we embark on the grounds of local neighborhoods and communities, engaging residents in areas that impact their lives daily. Come enjoy a day of service as we spread out across the San Diego area to leave a lasting legacy in this wonderful city.

On Thursday, Sept. 4, hundreds of AARP volunteers will assemble in groups and be transported into neighborhoods of need in San Diego, as well as participate in various projects inside the San Diego Convention Center. Each neighborhood will feature a variety of work opportunities — activities that will support the cultivation of the community, such as home refurbishing, landscaping, mentoring, green projects, construction of community gardens and senior community center revitalization. There will be something for people of every ability — low-impact to high-impact activities — and at the end of our day, volunteers will leave behind a positive and historic mark in San Diego. We will offer half-day opportunities, providing all supplies, transportation and project leadership. Details of the projects we will be supporting in San Diego are coming soon.


Learn more about the projects we will support in San Diego »

Volunteers box donated food for delivery to the Greater Boston Food Bank as part of the AARP Foundation Drive to End Hunger meal packing activity during Life@50+ Boston.

Volunteers lend a hand for the AARP Foundation meal-packing event during Life@50+ Boston. — Photo by Fay Photo

In addition to the Community Day of Service on Thursday, AARP Foundation will host a three-day meal-packing activity from Thursday, Sept. 4, to Saturday, Sept. 6, on the exhibit floor of the San Diego Convention Center. If you're not able to join us for one of the indoor or outdoor volunteer activities on our Community Day of Service, consider signing up for one or all three of the meal-packing days and help impact hunger needs in the community. All meals packed will be donated to the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank for distribution to organizations across the San Diego area.


So please join us and our community partner, Boston Cares, and be part of the Ideas@50+ San Diego Community Day of Service.


Volunteering with us in San Diego will be:

American Red Cross
Blood Drive

Blood Drive to be Held at Ideas@50+ Member Event

Along with our Community Day of Service to kick off Ideas@50+, AARP is teaming up with the American Red Cross for a two-day blood drive, Thursday, Sept. 4, and Friday, Sept. 5. Schedule your appointment to donate blood and help make a difference in the lives of others.

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How We Helped in Boston

AARP once again hosted a large-scale voluntourism project as the kick-off to the Life@50+ National Event and Expo in Boston. Volunteers enjoyed a day of service as we spread out across Beantown to leave a lasting legacy in this historic city. Thanks to all those who volunteered with us.


Learn more about the projects we supported in Boston »

Ideas@50+ San Diego
Registration & Hotels

Register and book your hotel for Ideas@50+ in San Diego using any of these options:

Ticket Costs*

AARP Members – $25

Non-members – $35


*Non-member registration includes a 1-year AARP membership.


Need Assistance With Registration?

Call 1-800-650-6839 and one of our registration specialists will be happy to assist you with your Ideas@50+ registration and hotel reservations, or contact us.

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