AARP New Jersey Recognizes Forrest Elliot for his Dedication and Commitment to Community Service with its Most Prestigious Volunteer Award

Posted on 12/06/22

Forrest Elliot has been selected by AARP, the nonprofit organization for people 50 and older, to receive the 2022 AARP New Jersey Andrus Award for Community Service, the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service.

AARP New Jersey selected Forrest for his remarkable service, which has greatly benefited his community, reflected AARP’s vision and mission, and inspired other volunteers. Forrest is a retired teacher who dedicates his time collecting items for others, cheering children up at hospitals, organizing food drives and offering kindness to veterans and people of all ages.

“This award acts as a symbol to the public that we can all work together for positive social change,” says Stephanie Hunsinger, AARP New Jersey State Director. “AARP has long valued the spirit of volunteerism and the important contributions volunteers make to their communities, neighbors, and the programs they serve.”

Recipients across the nation were chosen for their ability to enhance the lives of AARP members and prospective members, improve the community in or for which the work was performed, and inspire others to volunteer.

Below, you can watch our State Director present the award to Forrest and hear his remarks!

2022 Andrus Award Winner

This story is provided by AARP New Jersey. Visit the AARP New Jersey page for more news, events, and programs affecting retirement, health care, and more.

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