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Employment After 50

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Meal Pack Challenge

AARP Foundation is leading a Summer of Service to Seniors — last stop, Washington, D.C.

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.

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

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

Settling Into a New Career

Most of us think of college campuses as places for kids who are 20, 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

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Seniors Beware: New Con Targets Social Security Checks

Posing as agents for the government's cornerstone retirement program, the latest con tries to trick seniors into "verifying" private information -- including Social Security numbers, birth dates and parents' names -- purportedly to provide the senior with a cost-of-living increase in their benefits.

Experts Warn Smartphone Users of Text Message Scams

Instead of sending emails, hackers are increasingly using text messages to reach potential victims, experts warn. Smishing is named after short message device — the technology that enables text messaging.

Twin Cities-Area Volunteers Aim to Pack 500,000 Meals for Local Seniors

Meal-packing events during the Summer of Service to Seniors are part of AARP Foundation's larger effort to increase economic opportunities and social connections that help prevent and reduce senior poverty.

Investing in Critical Services for Vulnerable Adults

Age Strong brings together AARP Foundation, Calvert Foundation and Capital Impact Partners to invest in programs that support low-income, struggling older adults.

Featured Programs & Services

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

This program offers free assistance with tax-return preparation.

Housing Solutions Center

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


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

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.

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Every year, AARP Foundation helps millions of struggling older adults 50 and over win back opportunity. We couldn't do it without the generous support of individuals and institutions.

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