Carl Bucciantini

PORTLAND — AARP Maine has selected Carl Bucciantini of Greene to serve as its new volunteer state president for two years.

Bucciantini will serve as a leader and spokesperson for the hundreds of volunteers and more than 200,000 AARP members who reside in Maine.

For the past five years, he has been an active AARP Maine volunteer, spearheading many initiatives and events to support his community. Along with his wife, Joyce, he has hosted legislative roundtables with area legislators and local AARP members to discuss current legislation and policy.

The couple was recently announced as the winners of the 2021 AARP Maine Andrus Award named in honor of AARP’s founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus,  celebrating those who make a difference in the lives of others.

Bucciantini is an active member of the AARP Maine Volunteer Executive Council and the AARP Maine Tuesdays at the State House volunteer corps. He taught grades three and four in the Maine School Administrative District 46, covering the towns of Dexter, Garland and Exeter for 10 years and served as an elementary and middle school counselor in the Auburn School Department for 21 years.

AARP Maine’s volunteer state president works in collaboration with the state director to further the association’s vision, mission and strategic priorities in many areas including retirement security, health care, long-term care and age-friendly community initiatives.

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