This episode welcomes Troy J. Broussard to the new role as the State Director for Kentucky in the South Region. The proud Desert Storm Army Veteran and native of Louisiana shares his passion for leading the AARP Kentucky staff and volunteer teams working to enhance the lives of the 50+ community throughout the state. Troy shares his commitment to communication, collaboration, and consultation as AARP expands and deepens its work in targeted communities and throughout Kentucky. Volunteer Spotlight: Jean Schumm, founder and President of Operation Parent, discusses several challenges to the traditional family including her thoughts on the biggest threat to our children /grandchildren today. Parents are the #1 influence in the lives of their children. She stresses educated parents are the best prevention tool. It is important to understand the dangers our kids and grandkids are exposed to. Did you know volunteers age 50+are less likely to develop high blood pressure and are more likely to increase physical activity and decrease stress? Studies also show volunteering combats depression. Including people who volunteer at two+ organizations have a 63% lower mortality rate than non-volunteers. Additionally, volunteers working with AARP/Kentucky, Operation Parent, or wherever they call home in the United States can enjoy meeting new people while serving others.