Always United

Always United provides opportunities for individuals who are at or near retirement to continue their relationship with United Way and make the Midlands a better place to live.
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What is Always United?

Always United was formed in 2017 with 100 charter members who understand that just because they are retired, their work isn't done. Our members want to do something meaningful with a lifetime of expertise, and Always United provides the perfect outlet for that experience. We offer social events, community-building and volunteer activities, and mentorship opportunities. No donation is required to join, and everyone is welcome!

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Volunteer

Find meaning through volunteering for good causes! United Way’s Volunteer Center offers many opportunities for Always United volunteers to match your skills with the unique needs in your community. 

Opportunities include:

  • Helping first graders learn to read through Midlands Reading Consortium
  • Serving hot meals to individuals experiencing homelessness
  • Teaching life skills, such as gardening, to children in foster care
  • Giving companionship to hospice patients 

Volunteer Opportunities

Impact Project

AARP Ride@50+

Finding transportation alternatives can be intimidating, confusing, and overwhelming. The lack of transportation prevents our seniors from maintaining independence and getting to necessary health care appointments. For over a year, Always United members have worked as part of AARP and Feonix Mobility Rising's Mobility Leadership Council to help inform the development of a new pilot program called Ride@50+. This innovative program called Ride@50+, developed by AARP and powered by Feonix – Mobility Rising, is a one-stop shop for access to local transportation options.

Upcoming Events

Nov 21

Evening with an Author featuring Gerald (Jerry) Davis

Thursday, November 21, 2019 | 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Join Always United for a look inside of Algerian Diary: Frank Kearns and the “Impossible Assignment” for CBS News written by Gerald Davis. At a time when nobody else cared about this part of the world Frank Kearns covered the most dangerous stories in Africa and the Middle East in the 1950s, ‘60s...

Dec 03

Always United Celebrates Season of Giving

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM.

Join Always United on Tuesday, December 3 from noon - 1:30 p.m. to celebrate the holiday season! Enjoy lunch while our guest DeeDee Northcut of Home Instead Senior Care teaches tips on how to "De-stress Your Holidays with Laughter Therapy". As we celebrate the season of giving, learn how you can...

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