Bobby G. Savoie Named 2022 Andrus Award Winner for AARP Louisiana

Posted on 10/05/22

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Bobby G. Savoie, a native of Opelousas and resident of Denham Springs, has been selected by AARP, the nonprofit organization for people 50 and older, to receive the 2022 AARP Louisiana Andrus Award for Community Service, the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service.

Bobby was selected for his remarkable service, which has greatly benefited the community, reflected AARP’s vision and mission and inspired other volunteers.

Bobby is currently serving in his sixth and final year as state president for the AARP Louisiana State Office. As the lead volunteer and face of AARP, he is passionate about educating and advocating for older adults. He has been involved in almost every program of AARP and has been instrumental in advocating for more funding for home and community-based services so that older adults can stay in their homes with the support of family and friends.

Bobby is also a member of the Speakers Bureau and delivers workshops on a variety of topics like fraud prevention, disaster preparation and response, and caregiving. He is also the lead Fraud Watch Network volunteer, educating Louisianans on how to protect themselves against fraud and scams, and delivering weekly fraud tips via social media.

Prior to becoming president, Bobby spent over four years as a volunteer for AARP’s Capital Area Advocacy Team. In this role, he tracked legislation, reviewed bills that had been filed and, during sessions, monitored committee meetings, and testified support or opposition to legislation before committees. Bobby is a dedicated and committed part of the Louisiana team.  

“I am honored to recognize Bobby Savoie as the recipient of the 2022 Andrus Award,” said Denise Bottcher, AARP Louisiana state director. “In keeping with Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus’ legacy of service, Bobby has exhibited leadership, service, and passion through his spirit of volunteerism and contributions to his community.

Bobby will be honored at a ceremony on Friday, Oct. 28.

AARP Louisiana will donate $1000 on behalf of Bobby to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Baton Rouge, a non-profit organization with a rich history of service to the needy, and the Retired State Employees Association of Louisiana (RSEA) whose mission is to advance the quality of life for current and future retired state employees.

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.

For media inquiries, contact LaTonya Scott at lsscott@aarp.org or (225) 252-1192. 

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