Montana — Tom Altmaier
Tom Altmaier has been an officer, chairman and a hard-working member of the Montana Retired Educators, AARP NRTA, Lewis & Clark Retired Educators, Capital City Task Force, and Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation. He has served as an advocate for aging issues, including speaking at legislative hearings. His enthusiasm to keep active, both physcially and mentally, has helped many others to age with dignity and purpose. His efforts in so many areas have lead to positive social change.
Nebraska — Ann Van Hoff
A retired nurse, Ann Van Hoff has been a leader and advocate in Omaha’s Benson community for more than 20 years. She is an active member of the Benson Neighborhood Association, serving as treasurer and making monthly contributions to the newsletter. She nurtures friendships in the community, taking people to church services and physician appointments; visiting them in their homes, hospitals and nursing homes; and promoting their health to prevent hospital readmissions. She is a past secretary for the Northwest Omaha Weed and Seed Steering Committee.
Nevada — Sherman Conley
Sherman Conley’s volunteer contributions are diverse and span many years. He believes his volunteer work makes the lives of those in the community better as they age. He is an AARP Driver Safety instructor in addition to his nearly 10 years as an AARP Nevada ambassador. In addition to volunteering with AARP, he volunteers at the Veterans’ Health Centers, visiting VA patients at Nellis Hospital and serving on the Veterans’ Volunteer Board. He has also been active with the Alzheimer’s Association and he raises money for neighborhood charities.
New Hampshire — Roland Stoodley
Roland Stoodley is active with AARP New Hampshire; he is a past state president, past regional volunteer director and a current member of the Capital City Task Force. He has also worked with a number of local government groups, civic organizations and has held leadership roles in the N.Y. Retired Educators Association. He is a leader among AARP New Hampshire volunteers and is a trusted and reliable advocate with the ability to relate to people, to listen and to understand their challenges, needs and hopes.
New Jersey — Simeon Larson
For over 50 years, Sy Larson has been involved in the development, evaluation and implementation of public policies with an eye toward helping improve the lives of workers, their families and seniors. For six years, he served as AARP New Jersey state president, representing its 1.3 million AARP members and 85 local chapters. An educator and activist, he served for 20 years as professor and chair of the Department of Labor Studies in the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations. Previously, he was an organizer and a business agent with the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union.