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Meal Pack Challenge
AARP Foundation is leading a Summer of Service to Seniors —next stop, Denver

For a startling number of older adults, poverty is a fact of life that threatens to put the American Dream out of reach. More than 10 million adults 50 and older live below the poverty line. This summer, AARP Foundation is leading a Summer of Service to Seniors and traveling to Memphis, Denver, Minneapolis —St. Paul, and Washington, D.C. to pack 3 million meals for older adults in need. Learn more

 

From Our
Blog

How to Thrive When Aging Alone

The U.S. Census Bureau tells us more than 27 percent of people age 65 and over live alone. One reason is because baby boomers have the highest divorce rate and lowest number of children, and as they turn 65, the numbers of those living alone escalate. Read more on Connect2Affect

Profile of Social Connectedness in Older Adults

A new report funded by AARP Foundation examines existing data to estimate the frequency of loneliness among older adults in the U.S. and identify characteristics that indicate a high risk. Read

BACK TO WORK 50+: Settling Into A New Career

For most of us, when we think of college campuses, we think of them as places for kids who are 20 to 30 or more years younger than we are. We often forget that local colleges can actually be resources for us beyond young adulthood and throughout the rest of our lives as we seek to reinvent ourselves and our careers. Read

 

In the Spotlight

How to Detect Scams That Could Ruin Your Retirement

No one expects to fall victim to a financial scam, yet they happen with alarming frequency — and retirees are often in the crosshairs. Read

Medicare Plans to Replace Social Security Numbers on Cards

Old Medicare cards will be going in the shredder. Read

Older Adults Face Ageism In IT

In an industry that favors youth over experience, the best defense against age discrimination may be avoiding becoming a victim in the first place. Read

Age Strong: Investing in Critical Services and Programs for Struggling Adults Age 50-Plus

Age Strong is a unique social investment initiative that focuses specifically on low-income and/or vulnerable 50-plus adults. It brings together AARP and AARP Foundation's experience with and voice for the 50-plus, Calvert Foundation's impact investment platform, and Capital Impact Partners' expertise in financing community development projects. Since the initiative first launched in October 2015, over $14 million has been deployed to five projects across the U.S. Read

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Age Strong: An Impact Investment
Opportunity

Age Strong is an innovative social investment initiative to invest in critical services and programs for struggling adults 50-plus. Learn more

Featured
Programs & Services

AARP Foundation SCSEP

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is the nation's oldest program to help low-income, unemployed individuals aged 55+ find work. Go

AARP Tax Aide

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

This program offers free assistance with tax-return preparation. Go

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Housing Solutions Center

This program offers free HUD-certified counseling and assistance to 50+ homeowners who are at risk of foreclosure. Go

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BACK TO WORK 50+

We are partnering with workforce services providers to strengthen the bridge between 50+ job candidates and respected employers. Go

AARP Experience Corps: Blue Hill Boys and Girls Club

AARP Foundation Experience Corps

Experience Corps is a literacy program that utilizes highly trained volunteers age 50 and over to help struggling students become great readers. Go