AARP is important to the community, and working with them is a great way to contribute and support issues that matter to people throughout the country.
Douglas became interested and active in AARP shortly after retiring from his teaching career. He has been involved in numerous AARP programs, including the Capitol Ambassadors Program (CAP), which addresses local and statewide issues important to seniors and AARP members in Pennsylvania.
Douglas and other CAP team members attend legislative sessions in Harrisburg and meet with state legislators to advocate for the benefit of seniors. In 2009, he was asked to visit Pennsylvania representatives in the US House and Senate in Washington, DC to advocate for healthcare reform. Most recently Douglas also started an "Equipped to Learn" school supplies drive for needy students in the Harrisburg area.