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

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


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My Journey to Self-Employment: Find Your Focus

We’re getting down to work now. . . . This is almost like asking yourself, “Who am I?” It is real and it is serious. The toolkit takes us through a series of exercises here to help us sift through our likes, dislikes, what we’re good at, what we need to shore up; to determine the opportunities we can explore to develop our businesses. Read

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

Deadly Drugs Misused In U.S. Nursing Facilities

AARP Foundation attorneys help family win damages in suit over wrongful death. Read

AARP Foundation Funds Project to Explore Home Care Cooperative Sustainability

As the caregiver shortage continues to worsen across the nation, an alternative business model for home care workers is gaining ground thanks to a new grant project funded by the AARP Foundation. 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

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