Monday, November 2, 2009

Make it Happen Monday

All over the USA, Seniors and Boomers are using their years of experience and knowledge in servant leadership capacities in their communities because they are waaay to young to retire! On Mondays we will be sharing the stories and inspirational thoughts of some of these remarkable "make it happen" people.

AARP's Create the Good

My husband and I are members of AARP and we recently received the following letter that I though some of our readers might be interested in:

Dear William:

You can’t miss it this week, it’s everywhere on TV—the message that you can make a difference. Have you thought about serving your community?

Our aim at AARP’s Create the Good® is to make it easy for you to find an opportunity to help others in a way that fits your lifestyle.

Whether you have 5 minutes, 5 hours or 5 days, we can help you connect and get started.

Now, AARP is excited to be able to participate in the celebrity activities this week that are helping to get the word out. But make no mistake, the only way that this campaign will have any impact is if people like you will take the time to find the right opportunity in your own community and get involved.

So here’s how you do it:

1. Visit our website,

2. Use our cool new search tool to find service opportunities where you live

3. Use a how-to kit or contact a group that needs help and start making a difference!

From offering translation services to cleaning up rivers, from fighting hunger to helping homebound seniors, it has never been easier to get involved.

Thanks for what you do—your community needs you. We’re on the move with Create The Good.


Barb QuaintanceSr.
Vice PresidentAARP/
Office of Volunteer and Civic Engagement

P.S. check out today to find tools and connections for making an impact in your community.

Lots of opportunities out there to show the world how great we seniors are!

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