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AARP state president coming to LaGrange

Are you a LaGrange senior with questions about Social Security, Medicare, the Affordable Care Act, or what is happening in AARP locally? Whether you are already a member or not, you should attend the AARP Chapter meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, October 4, at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in LaGrange.

Indiana AARP President Curt Sylvester of Ft. Wayne will be the guest speaker.

Sylvester’s presidency is the top volunteer leadership position for AARP Indiana, a non-profit, non-partisan, social change organization with nearly 860,000 members statewide. AARP advocates on issues critical to Hoosiers who are 50 years and older as well as their families.

President Sylvester has an extensive educational and professional background, including teaching and working in the ministry. He has volunteered with AARP Indiana since 2006 and been a member of the Executive Council since 2012. He is in partnership with the state director and in collaboration with other appropriate volunteers and staff to achieve the AARP vision, mission, and strategic priorities.

As president his responsibilities include: serving as the principal AARP volunteer spokesperson in the state; communicating AARP messages statewide; chairing the state Executive Council; helping to develop the framework for the state strategic planning and coordination of AARP activities; building networks and community partnerships across the state with other organizations and key decision makers to further AARP goals; engaging diverse populations in all activities in the state; and assisting in the recruitment of other volunteers.

All seniors are welcome to attend AARP meetings, both members and guests. The LaGrange County Chapter #3829 meets at 1:30 p.m. at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, 797 N. Detroit St. in LaGrange, on the first Friday of every month except July, which has no meeting. Anyone who is a member of the National AARP is eligible to join the LaGrange Chapter for a small yearly membership fee.