There’s always more to discover with an AARP membership! Check out your member benefits.
by David Dudley, AARP The Magazine, March/April 2004 issue
In one of those dizzying urban disparities that characterize life in Gotham, longtime New York magazine restaurant critic Gael Greene awoke one morning in 1981 after "a horrible $200 meal" to read how homebound seniors on government-funded food programs regularly go hungry on weekends and holidays. "It was not bearable," Greene remembers. After a round of calls, she'd netted "$30,000 and 700 chickens"—Christmas dinner for several thousand. That effort evolved into Citymeals-on-Wheels, a nonprofit that served 2 million home-delivered meals in 2003. "I've turned from that obnoxious person who thought she knew everything into a quasi saint," Greene laughs. "And I never feel guilty about not finishing everything on my plate."
*The name of this award was originally the Impact Award. In 2008, the awards were renamed as the Inspire Awards.
Please leave your comment below.
You must be logged in to leave a comment.
Members save $65-$200 on round-trip tickets purchased online.
Members save 15% all day, every day at participating locations.
Members save 15% on in-store purchases of frozen yogurt, treats and apparel.
AARP members receive exclusive member benefits & affect social change.
You are leaving AARP.org and going to the website of our trusted provider. The provider’s terms, conditions and policies apply. Please return to AARP.org to learn more about other benefits.
Your email address is now confirmed.
Manage your email preferences and tell us which topics interest you so that we can prioritize the information you receive.
Explore all that AARP has to offer.
In the next 24 hours, you will receive an email to confirm your subscription to receive emails
related to AARP volunteering. Once you confirm that subscription, you will regularly
receive communications related to AARP volunteering. In the meantime, please feel free
to search for ways to make a difference in your community at