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AARP Seeks Nominations for AARP Purpose Prize Award

Posted on 02/18/19

Calling all Kansans! Are you or someone you know age 50 or older who is using their life experience to give back, solve problems or change lives?  If so, nominate them or yourself for the AARP Purpose Prize. Five winners will receive $60,000.Nominating someone for the AARP Purpose Prize is fast, easy and open to anyone 50 and older making a difference. All nominations for the AARP Purpose Prize must be received by March 31, 2019.  Visit to submit a nomination.

The person you nominate may be named one of five AARP Purpose Prize winners, each of whom will receive $60,000, or they may be named one of 10 AARP Purpose Prize Fellows, each of whom will receive $5,000.

 Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things

 AARP Purpose Prize winners come from all walks of life — they’re your co-workers, neighbors, teachers, former colleagues, and friends.  Although organizations can range in size from the very local to national or even international in scope,  AARP Purpose Prize winners go beyond individual volunteering to take on a specific social problem in a sustained, systematic, and measurable way. Included within the AARP Purpose Prize is the Andrus Prize for Intergenerational Excellence which recognizes work that brings multiple generations together for a better community.

“This past December, AARP recognized the tremendous, community-focused work of five extraordinary individuals age 50-plus, each of whom received help to fund their ongoing work,” said AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins.  “The AARP Purpose Prize is all about a new story of aging — focusing on experience and innovation and the idea that our aging population is an untapped resource full of possibilities. To celebrate AARP’s 60th anniversary, five AARP Purpose Prize winners will each receive $60,000 and we will name 10 AARP Purpose Prize Fellows, each of whom will receive $5,000.”

For more information about the Purpose Prize, including the nomination and application process, and prize eligibility, odds, disclosures, and official rules, please visit

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

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