Presented for Dedication and Commitment to Community Service
Barbara Devlin, the co-founder of Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey, received AARP’s most distinguished award, The New Jersey Andrus Award for Community Service, at a ceremony held on October 25, 2017 at the Imperia in Somerset, NJ. Barbara and her husband, Jack, founded Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey in 1993 to help seniors to age in place with dignity in their own homes. What began as a small grassroots non-profit under her leadership has expanded to help over 12,000 seniors throughout Ocean and Monmouth Counties, behind the efforts of 1,100 volunteers.
The award recognizes the contributions made by exceptional community leaders in service to New Jersey’s aging adult population, while promoting volunteerism in service to others.
“This award acts as a symbol to the public that we can all work together for positive social change,” says Stephanie Hunsinger, State Director for AARP New Jersey. “AARP has long valued the spirit of volunteerism and the important contributions volunteers make to their communities, neighbors, and the programs they serve.”