Madeline Holdorf appointed AARP Alaska State President
February 1, 2021 | View PDF
AARP Alaska has appointed Madeline Holdorf, a lifetime community activist, to the top volunteer position in Alaska. As the new State President for Alaska, Holdorf will chair the AARP Alaska Executive Council, a volunteer leadership committee that helps set AARP's state agenda and programs for its 77,000 members and volunteers.
"I am honored to accept this appointment and to advocate on behalf of Alaskans 50 and older," said Holdorf. "As a long-time AARP member and volunteer, I am committed to AARP's mission to empower people to choose how they age."
Holdorf, who holds a master's degree in Education, is an urban sociologist from Anchorage, where she has resided for over 40 years. After public school teaching and non-profit administrative work, her later professional life was with municipal public health, focusing on issues of cultural disparities, interpersonal violence prevention, homelessness, public inebriation, and non-profit contract administration.
"Madeline has a long legacy of community engagement and activism, both professionally and in her private life. From AARP's livability initiatives to our advocacy on caregiving, Madeline's skillset adds immeasurable value to our work," said Teresa Holt, AARP Alaska State Director.
Currently, Holdorf's work focuses on age-friendly communities, healthy aging, and enhancing the quality of life for older Alaskans who desire to live at home and stay active. She continues her lifelong community activism pursuits with volunteer commitments to organizations including AARP, the Anchorage Senior Activity Center, SAGE Alaska, the Village to Village Network, and St. Mark Lutheran Church.