AARP Massachusetts has announced that Paul Glass and Charles D. Evans have been awarded the 2023 Andrus Award for Community Service, the Association’s most prestigious state volunteer award for community service.
AARP Massachusetts selected Paul Glass and Charles D. Evans for their remarkable service, which has benefited the community, reflected AARP’s vision and mission, and inspired other volunteers.
For decades, Paul Glass and Charles D. Evans, a married couple in their 70s, have embodied the AARP’s purpose to enhance the quality of life for all as we age. As volunteers and advocates for multiple organizations, including two they co-founded, they have championed positive social change and delivered value through advocacy, information, and service. One organization Paul and Charles helped found is LGBTQ+ Elders of Color. The organization raises awareness and visibility for LGBTQ+ older adults of color. Their volunteer work – with food pantries, Cape Cod Pride, HIV+ advocacy, and much more -has significantly helped advance the opportunities for Massachusetts’ older residents, especially LGBTQ+ people of color, to live in a society in which all people live with dignity and purpose and fulfill their goals and dreams.
The award was presented to Paul Glass and Charles D. Evans at a ceremony November 12th and AARP has posted Paul Glass’ acceptance speech here.
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