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Orient Bay on Saint-Martin after Hurricane Irma.

NOAA's GOES satellite taken on September 07, 2017.

Fort Myers, FL two days after Hurricane Irma.

Help Seniors Affected by Hurricane Irma

Help send emergency relief to the victims of Hurricane Irma – in Florida, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean – right now.  AARP,  AARP Foundation and the Miami Dolphins organization will match contributions dollar for dollar up to a total of $750,000 to respond to the urgent need in the region. Every gift counts. 

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Foundation Highlights

2016 Annual Report

Thank you for supporting our efforts in 2016 and for your continued support moving forward

About Us

AARP Foundation: It's never too late to change a future

Find Help

Learn about AARP Foundation programs and services to help struggling older adults thrive

Employment After 50

Our programs and services help make connections between older jobseekers looking to remain in or return to the workforce and employers looking to benefit from mature, experienced employees

Meal Pack Challenge

AARP Foundation Summer of Service to Seniors: Thank You!!

Our Summer of Service to Seniors was an incredible journey, from Memphis, to Denver, to the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, and back to Washington, DC. We greatly appreciate your dedication, your spirit, and your willingness to give your time and your energy. Thank you!

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

In the Spotlight

Judge Orders EEOC to Reconsider Wellness Rules

US District Judge John Bates of Washington, DC ruled Tuesday to “send the EEOC back to the drawing board” on workplace wellness regulations, granting a motion for summary judgment from AARP’s October challenge that the EEOC’s regulations allowed “employers to illegally access private health information and potentially use that data in a discriminatory manner.”

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 SCSEP

55 or older, unemployed and looking for work? The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) can help you get on-the-job training.

Work for Yourself at 50+

AARP Foundation's Work for Yourself @50+ provides free tools and resources to help you become self-employed and improve your financial situation.

BACK TO WORK 50+

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.

Supporter Spotlight

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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