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AARP Utah Thanks You for a Great Year

AARP Utah couldn’t provide community outreach without our scores of wonderful volunteers, who help provide outstanding programs and events around the state.

We’d like to give our thanks to them for the following:

  • Our volunteer recognition events around the state, capped by the Andrus Award Ceremony, recognizing Carol Hoggard of Moab and sixteen other outstanding community volunteers
  • Our Staying Sharp/Financial Forums in Logan, Ogden, Provo, and Senator Hatch’s Senior Conference in Salt Lake City, which reached over 1000 Utahns
  • Our Day of Service around the state to help fight hunger, including financial contributions to food banks in Ogden and Logan
  • Our monthly deliveries for the Utah Food Bank and weekly deliveries by ace volunteer Carol Jenson
  • Democracy Day in January, a day on Capitol Hill to meet state representatives and learn about the legislative process
  • Presentations on the Affordable Care Act around the state in libraries, assisted living facilities and community centers
  • Tax-Aide help at 33 locations serving nearly 11,000 people around the state, provided at no cost by volunteer preparers, led by volunteer Jack Dah
  • Driver Safety classes for thousands of Utahns and counting, all taught by volunteers, and led by volunteer Paulette Welch
  • Car Fit sessions in which volunteers helped adjust cars to “fit” their drivers to maximize safety and comfort
  • AARP Utah Night at the Bees for members, friends, and family
  • The Best Dam Ride in Utah, held this summer in Logan, where Team AARP Utah raised thousands of dollars to help fight MS
  • Wise Use of Medications presentations that share information about how to use and store prescription drugs safely
  • Free Driver Safety classes for veterans in the month of November
  • Work by and with the Utahns for Ethical Government (UEG) and the Utah Citizens Counsel (UCC) to advocate for core principles of democracy such as fair district lines and ethics in government
  • Statewide tele-town hall meetings with Representative Jim Matheson, Health and Human Services Director Marguerite Salazar, and Dr. Kevin Duff, which together reached nearly 30,000 members
  • AARP’s sponsorship of the Walgreen’s Wellness Bus Tour in Southern Utah, which provided 1100 free health screenings
  • Diversity and Inclusion workshops for AARP Utah volunteer leaders around the state

Thanks to everyone who helped hold an event, gave a presentation, attended a class, signed a petition, listened to a speaker, or asked us for information. Our volunteers, members, and fellow Utahns contribute to AARP’s vision of a society in which everyone ages with dignity and purpose and in which we help people fulfill their hopes and dreams.

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