Centennial Man Wins Andrus Award from AARP for Community Service

AARP Colorado recognizes Greg Glischinski for his dedication and commitment to community service with its most prestigious volunteer award ~

Greg Glischinski of Centennial has been selected by AARP, the nonprofit organization for people 50 and older, to receive the 2021 AARP Colorado Andrus Award for Community Service, the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service.

AARP Colorado selected Glischinski for his remarkable service, which has greatly benefited the community, reflected AARP’s vision and mission, and inspired other volunteers. Among numerous things too great to list here, he has been an AARP volunteer advocate for more than 13 years, providing written and oral testimony to the Colorado Legislature; actively following legislative bills during the session, January through May, specifically in the areas of utilities, broadband, health care, prescription drugs, low-income assistance, rural needs, clean energy, transportation and consumer interests. Glischinski has served an AARP chapter member, informing members as newsletter editor and keeping the books as treasurer; and as a member of the AARP Speaker’s Bureau, traveling to the furthest corners of the state to answer questions about Medicare. He also is a caregiver for his wife.

“Greg always attends our meetings and keeps up with AARP work while still attending to his wife’s needs,” said Kathleen Flynn, an AARP advocacy volunteer, who has worked with Glischinski for many years and was one of several people who nominated him for the award. “Greg is willing to lead on bills and assist others with computer issues, and he has a great sense of humor.”

The award will be formally presented to Glischinski at a virtual ceremony on Oct. 5, 5:30-7 p.m. AARP Colorado staff and its executive council, made up of volunteers, will send flowers and his crystal award to Glischinski, and attend through zoom. Glischinski plans to grill steaks to mark the celebration.

“This award acts as a symbol to the public that we can all work together for positive social change,” says Bob Murphy AARP Colorado State Director. “AARP has long valued the spirit of volunteerism and the important contributions volunteers make to their communities, neighbors and the programs they serve. Greg epitomizes a great volunteer. There isn’t anything he won’t do to help others. He works on AARP issues and gets involved in local government in his own community. He’s amazing.”

Recipients across the nation were chosen for their ability to enhance the lives of AARP members and prospective members, improve the community in or for which the work was performed, and inspire others to volunteer.

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