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Nominees sought for ’50 Over 50’ list of outstanding Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

/ 12:45 AM April 10, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, California – Nominations for an award called “50 Over 50: Inspiring Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders” are being accepted by AARP, for the upcoming Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

AARP is launching a list, honors the contributions and impact of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who are or were over 50 years old.

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Every day in May, the AARP AAPI Community Facebook page will post one or two persons selected from the 50 Over 50 List.

AARP invites the public to nominate a person for the “50 Over 50: Inspiring AAPI” list. The call for nominations ends on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 5:00 PM EDT. To nominate, go here.

FEATURED STORIES

The “50 Over 50” list will be in the following five categories:

The Inspiring AAPIs who…

  • Are Changing Our Views About Aging
  • Influenced a Generation – The Boomer Generation (Born 1946-1964)
  • Make Our Days a Little Brighter
  • Show Us the Way
  • Shape Our Opinions

The qualifications of nominee are:

  • Must be or would have been 50 years old and older (by May 1, 2014)
  • Must be of Asian American and/or Pacific Islander heritage or ethnicity
  • Does not have to be an United States Citizen
  • Can be living or deceased

For more information about how AARP helps Asian American & Pacific Islander families get more out of life, visit www.aarp.org/aapi or @aarpaapi.

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