Nominations are open for AARP Ohio’s Andrus Award

Posted on 06/01/23 by Andrew Johnson

Now is your chance to honor someone in your community you know is making a difference. AARP Ohio is accepting nominations for the Andrus Award for Community Service, AARP’s most prestigious state volunteer award for community service.

The award recognizes outstanding Ohioans age 50+ who are making a powerful difference in their communities in ways that are consistent with AARP’s purpose, vision and commitment to volunteer service, and inspire others to volunteer.

We know that you have seen and experienced the impact that a caring and experienced volunteer can have on lives, programs, communities, and society. This is an opportunity to recognize that impact and to let an outstanding volunteer know that his or her service is valued.

The chosen recipient will be honored in a ceremony and given the opportunity to designate a nonprofit organization to receive a $1,500 donation.

Nominations must be received in the AARP Ohio office no later than July 15. If you have questions about the AARP Andrus Award for Community Service, please contact Program Specialist Kelley Neal at  The nomination form is available on the web at

Julialynne Walker received AARP Ohio’s 2022 Andrus Award for Community Service for her work to combat food insecurity in Columbus, teaching families how to grow their own vegetables. She also founded the Bronzeville Growers Market and supplied families with gardening kits. You can read about her story here.

We are excited to receive your nominations and learn about these exceptional individuals!

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

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