Local AARP chapter participates in service day

Tue, 08/14/2007 - 5:31pm
By: The Citizen

Local AARP chapter participates in service day

While the general public usually recognizes the initials of AARP, the American Association of Retired Persons, many are not familiar with the organization’s purpose. AARP exists to serve its community rather than to be served and as such is part of the machinery that is The Power to Make it Better. AARP is a service organization and as such local units contribute time, money, and efforts to local causes. AARP 2936, Fayette County’s chapter, recently participated in AARP’s National Day of Service.

AARP 2936 chose to serve their community one day early this year, the National Day of Service is slated for the second Thursday of May annually, however, AARP 2936’s Board of Directors meets on the second Wednesday, therefore that day was chosen for the service to the community. AARP 2936 is an active partner of the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren movement and as such delivered and handed out to the public pamphlets that provided resource information to anyone who may find themselves in the position of having to be a parent again.

Wednesday was chosen for the delivery of these pamphlets on the basis that the local supermarket grocery store chains offer Senior Citizen discounts on those days and the persons in need would possibly be shopping on that date.

AARP 2936 meets the third Wednesday of each month at Heritage Bank on North Jeff Davis Drive in Fayetteville.

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