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Aging In Place Challenge

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Congratulations to Care Angel, the 1st Place Winner of the 2016 Aging in Place $50K Challenge

Care Angel is an AI-driven caregiving assistant that revolutionizes aging in place and the care of loved ones. The award-winning software technology (patent pending) is designed to call older adults every day by phone and walk through a series of questions related to health and well-being: did they sleep well; did they take their medications; have they taken their blood pressure and so on. With the $50,000 from AARP Foundation’s 2016 Aging in Place Challenge, Care Angel will launch a #CareItForward program to provide free check-in care calls, including one year of free services for 5,000 low-income seniors who do not own a smartphone but could benefit from monitoring. Learn more about Care Angel

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U.S. Supreme Court Preview, 2016

AARP Foundation Litigation presents a discussion of cases before the Court during the upcoming term, highlighting those having a significant impact on people age 50 and older. Read (PDF)

Volunteer with Tax-Aide

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AARP Foundation Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) helps seniors re-imagine their lives

An NPR segment with Dr. Marlene Moore-Glass, Project Director for SCSEP, about how the program helps people 55 and older find employment. Read


Open Grant Competition

AARP Foundation Seeks Evidence-Based Solutions for Vulnerable Older Adults

AARP Foundation works to ensure that low-income and vulnerable older adults have nutritious food, safe, secure and affordable housing, a steady income, and strong and sustaining social bonds. To address those needs, this grant competition seeks evidence-based solutions that are guided by a deep level of engagement with AARP Foundation and that can be nurtured, evaluated and brought to scale. Learn more

In the Spotlight

Study: "Listen with Your Heart, Give with Your Head"

A new study by AARP Foundation ElderWatch describes what makes seniors especially vulnerable to fraud committed by fake charities. Read

The Hidden Dangers of Free Public Wi-fi

In 2014, cybercrime accounted for more than $800 million in fraud loss. Find out what you can do to protect yourself while surfing the web. Read

Our Story

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AARP Foundation wants to win back opportunity for those now in crisis. Watch

Age Strong: An Impact Investment

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

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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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