AARP Foundation

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AARP Foundation — a charitable affiliate of AARP — helps low-income older adults transform their lives through programs, services, and vigorous legal advocacy. We work to ensure that low-income older adults have nutritious food, functional and affordable housing, steady income, and strong and sustaining social bonds.


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Help AARP Foundation win back opportunity for struggling Americans 50 and over.


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Are you up to the challenge? Join us this summer to pack 3 million meals for older adults in need

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BACK TO WORK 50+, strengthen the bridge between 50+ job candidates and respected employers

Meal Pack Challenge

AARP Foundation is leading a Summer of Service to Seniors — next stop, Minneapolis - St. Paul

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

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

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

Medicare Plans to Replace Social Security Numbers on Cards

Old Medicare cards will be going in the shredder

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

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 adults age 50+

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.

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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