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2014-05-27 16:23:53

MIAMI, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Miami Dolphins have entered into a new relationship with AARP Foundation which will positively impact the South Florida region in an effort to help older adults facing challenges with hunger, isolation, income and housing needs. The five-year deal marks the first time the charity has teamed with an NFL franchise on this scale. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140527/91442 "We are excited to partner with AARP Foundation in an...

2014-05-05 12:25:28

AARP Ambassadors Dan Marino, James "JB" Brown, Dr. Pepper Schwartz, Kick-Off Events Supporting Volunteer Projects Across the City BOSTON, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of Americans 50+ have geared up to donate their time as AARP hosts a multitude of volunteer opportunities at its biannual Life@50+ National Event & Expo in Boston, from May 8-10. Attendees will discover real possibilities by contributing to community service activities including the packing of 50,000...

2014-01-15 12:26:50

Will expand reverse mentoring program for teens to help Americans over 50 CHEVY CHASE, Md., Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National 4-H Council has announced a new partnership with Mentor Up, a new way to make a difference from AARP Foundation, to promote and establish youth-led service and volunteerism on behalf of people age 50 and older. A generous grant of more than $400,000 from AARP Foundation will support the expansion of the 4-H Tech Wizards program. The 4-H Tech...

2014-01-07 12:24:42

Love Letters asks teens to make Valentine's Day cards to lift the spirits of older adults during a peak time of isolation and depression. NEW YORK, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DoSomething.org today announced it is joining forces with Mentor Up, a new way to make a difference by AARP Foundation, to launch Love Letters, which will encourage teens to make handmade Valentine's Day cards to lift the spirits of older adults across the country during a peak time of isolation and...

2013-10-25 23:02:31

Nonprofit partnership aims to increase visibility, understanding and usage of SNAP among Connecticut seniors. Hartford, CT (PRWEB) October 25, 2013 End Hunger Connecticut! and AARP Foundation continue their partnership this fall to end senior hunger. These nonprofits are hosting free infosessions at senior centers, leading town hall meetings and distributing educational materials through libraries and physicians’ offices throughout Connecticut. Building upon a successful direct mail...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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