Provided by AARP
AARP Virginia has announced that this year Martin P. Bailey of Woodbridge is one of three recipients of the President’s Award.
AARP Virginia State President Joyce Williams recognized Bailey during a virtual awards celebration on Nov. 18.
“Those who know Martin best describe him as dependable, responsible, dedicated, and flexible,” Williams said. Citing Bailey’s dedication and ability to adjust, Williams noted, “Before the lockdown orders, he gave in-person presentations on fraud, Social Security, Medicare, and decluttering, many of which he now does virtually.
“For the past two years Martin organized and led the Fairfax ‘Scam Jams’, and had started and nearly completed the planning for the 2020 Scam Jam before it had to be canceled.” Officially an AARP Fraud Watch Network representative, Bailey also helped to spearhead a recent virtual series on protecting against fraud and scams.
Bailey’s active involvement with AARP Virginia programs and events does not go unnoticed. Williams said, “When he isn’t leading virtual workshops or planning events, he’s often in attendance in virtual sessions done by others. I know this because I participated in a sizable number of virtual workshops myself over the last six months. Martin’s is a face and a name I have seen repeatedly, also in attendance.”
The President’s Award is given to deserving individuals or groups chosen at the AARP State President’s discretion. Past recipients have included exceptional chapter presidents and community outreach, advocacy, and training volunteers who have furthered AARP’s social impact agenda.
This year’s other President’s Award winners were Mary Ann Bankston Kofron of Fredericksburg and Donald J. Harmon of Annandale.
The AARP Virginia Awards celebration was held virtually on Nov. 18. The awards honor AARP Virginia’s champions and most dedicated volunteers. AARP Virginia volunteers provide outreach and advocacy for nearly one million AARP members in Virginia as well as all Virginians age 50+, and are committed to community service and helping everyone age with dignity and purpose.