Alert
Close

Help hungry seniors. Deliver help and hope before Thanksgiving. Donate

Military and Veterans Discount

Giving Back

AARP Foundation

Help AARP Foundation win back opportunity for struggling Americans age 50 and over. Eighty-seven cents of every dollar spent goes directly to life-changing programs and services. Do

MOST POPULAR

Viewed

Serving and Remembering

This year Sept. 11 was a day of remembering, but it was also a time for hundreds of thousands of Americans to serve their communities. Bulletin Today invited reporters around the nation to pitch in and write about their experiences. Here is what they had to say.

Unbridled Satisfaction at a Riding-Therapy Ranch

As I put my shoulder into scrubbing the muck out of a water trough at Walk On!, a horse-riding therapy program near Celina, Texas, I wondered why nothing even vaguely profound was stirring in my brain.

You Get What You Need

The night before the National Day of Service, I realized that my family needed groceries because I’d just thrown out a lot of rotten produce. I ran to the grocery store for a bag of food, including carrots, grapes and cucumbers. Without blinking, I handed over my debit card for the $39.70 purchase.

Meals on Wheels Volunteers Give More Than Food

The best thing about serving as a volunteer with Meals on Wheels in Tallahassee, Fla., was meeting volunteers Paul and Rennie Kaczorowski, a caring couple who make a difference in the lives of the older adults they visit.

Rallying Around Community Heroes

The truth is, washing a fire truck never made my “bucket list.” I don’t much like washing my own cars, and have a gift for avoiding it. But for a while on the National Day of Service, I enlisted as a proud member of the water blade brigade.

Turning Disappointment Into Commitment

“Sue? It’s Josephine. I got an e-mail from you, but I can’t open the picture. But it’s OK. I’ll just wait until you visit next time and you can show me.” That’s my 80-year-old mother-in-law.

Still Doing the Right Thing

On the 2009 anniversary of the terrorist attacks, Kelley Lipphard, 50, did what she often does. She gave her time to help others—even though she should save the gas money.

 

A Day to Give, a Day for Remembering

This year, Sept. 11 will again be a day for reflecting on the 2001 terrorist attacks, but it will also be a time for hundreds of thousands of Americans to serve their communities. More>>

 

Topic Alerts

You can get weekly email alerts on the topics below. Just click “Follow.”

Manage Alerts

Processing

Please wait...

progress bar, please wait

Tell Us WhatYou Think

Please leave your comment below.

Discount & Benefits

From companies that meet the high standards of service and quality set by AARP.

 

denny's restaurant member discount membership

Members save 15% all day, every day when dining at participating Denny's restaurants.

 

regal theater member benefit aarp

Members pay $8 for Regal ePremiere tickets purchased online. Conditions apply.

 

AARP Real Pad Tablet

Go Mobile with RealPad. Connect, play and share plus free 24/7 live customer support.

 

Member Benefits

Join or renew today! Members receive exclusive member benefits & affect social change.

 

 

Community Volunteers

Honor Our Soldiers

Stop by to recognize those who have served our country, past and present. Discuss