AARP Presents ‘To Serve, Not to Be Served’ Week’
Weeklong series puts spotlight on unique issues facing older adults and what Los Angeles citizens can do to empower others in their own communities
Los Angeles, CA– AARP, in collaboration with the American Heart Association, WARD Economic Development Corporation and West Angeles Community Development Corporation, will host ‘To Serve, Not to Be Served’ Week, from November 5th- November 12th. Taking place in various locations in Los Angeles, ‘To Serve, Not to Be Served’ Week is a unique series of events that will energize and connect people to ways they can empower their own communities, neighborhoods and businesses.
At a time when many communities are in great need, ‘To Serve, Not to Be Served ‘ Week is offering individuals new and different ways to get involved and stay engaged with the work in their communities. What’s more, participants can get to know their community better, meet new people and help improve the lives of their neighbors.
This exciting week will have something for everyone with educational sessions, conference calls, community conversations and social hour events, all of which will focus on the issues that matter to older adults and their families.
“Helping others, being of service, especially to those who have had fewer opportunities or whose circumstances place them in need, is something each of us can do. You don’t have to be rich, or be a celebrity, and you don’t need to be a hero,” said Sherrie Ann Gordon, associate state director for multicultural outreach at AARP California.
“American Heart Association is proud to be collaborating with the AARP as a means to educate, engage and intervene with the community in a way that can garner tangible positive life changes.” Jennifer Hopson, Regional Health Equity Director.
We know boomers and older Americans stand ready to give, ready to do more, and as AARP’s founder said, ‘create the good.’ In a survey conducted for AARP last year, millions of boomers and older Americans said that in the next five years, they want to increase their volunteer service to improve their communities and our world.
AARP was founded on the principle of service. Today millions of people give back to their communities through either AARP or the AARP Foundation – helping others find work, access to benefits, get tax refunds, stay healthy and advocate on issues important to their families.
Sat., Nov.5, 10:00am-1:00pm (Los Angeles) My Hair, My Health Seminar; Mon., Nov. 7, 11:00am-1:00pm (Rancho Dominguez) Parents and Grandparents: Educating the Next Generation; Mon., Nov. 7, 6:00pm-7:00pm Tele-Town Hall on Managing Credit & Debit with AARP Money Coach Lynette Cox; Wed., Nov. 9, 11:00am-1:00pm (Los Angeles) Understanding California’s New Voting Process; Thurs., Nov. 10, 6:00pm-8:00pm (Santa Monica) Simple Cooking with Heart: Date Night for Couples & Singles with Chef Bryce and Jennifer Hopson
The cost to attend is free, but participants must bring one non-perishable item to each event as donation toward Drive to End Hunger, a multi-year commitment by AARP Foundation to solve the problem of hunger in older adults. Refreshments will be provided at all events.
Registration is required for ALL events- space is limited. A complete listing of events and activities is available at http://aarp.org/cvent.com/event/CAServeWeek. For more information, call 1-877-926-8300.
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with a membership that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole.; and our website, AARP.org. AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors