Volume No. 15 Issue No. 8 August 2018  

  AARP Black Forest - Serving the community
  Submitted by Stanley Beckner

     The Black Forest Chapter 1100 of AARP was busy serving the community in June. The annual free shredding event took place the first Saturday, and the remaining four Saturdays in June the chapter participated in the Senior Resource Council Golden Guidance Series of free events in Colorado Springs. These events featured subjects of primary interest to area seniors. Every June event was a successful outreach to citizens of the greater Colorado Springs area. In all, chapter members contributed almost 700 hours of volunteer services to the community in June.
   Chapter members were also key organizers of the monthly Senior Social event, an outreach to anyone who would like to spend an afternoon chatting, working on personal hobbies or playing dominoes in an informal atmosphere. Membership in the Black Forest AARP Chapter is not required to participate in the Senior Social activity. 
   The July board meeting included planning for the annual chapter picnic of food, fun and games, which will be held in a local park in July. The August schedule for the chapter includes partnering with St. Francis Hospital and Black Forest Fire and Rescue for a community blood drive; plus, the chapter will participate in the annual Black Forest Festival.
   Anyone interested in participating in community service and informal social events is welcome to visit a chapter meeting. All are welcome! For more information, call Ray at 719.495.6767 or visit our website at http://aarpchapter1100blackforest.weebly.com/index.html.       
Volunteers receive personal documents to be professionally shredded during the annual AARP Chapter free shredding event on June 2. Photos submitted
A Chapter 1100 volunteer (center) discusses options for seniors with an attendee at one of the four SRC Golden Guidance Series of events in Colorado Springs.
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