Since 1968, the volunteer-based program has helped nearly 50 million low-to-moderate-income taxpayers
AARP fights for age 50 and over individuals and their families at the local, state and national levels. We work on important issues, such as:
Recent advocacy victories include passage of family caregiver-support bills in dozens of states and saving residential consumers billions of dollars on utility bills in recent years. To learn more about our advocacy, please visit our Advocacy section on AARP.org.
People imagine and shape better lives with information and inspiration from AARP’s publications and multimedia offerings. We produce AARP The Magazine, the nation’s largest-circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin, the go-to news source for people 50-plus; an award-winning website (www.aarp.org); AARP television and radio programming; AARP Books; and AARP en Espaňol, a bilingual news source.
AARP believes strongly in the principles of collective purpose, collective voice and the collective power of the 50+ population to change the market based on their needs. These principles guide our efforts.
Highlights of AARP’s recent social mission at work are contained in a booklet called “Real Possibilities in Action: Achieving Our Social Mission." It features achievements by AARP, AARP Foundation, AARP Foundation Experience Corps, Legal Counsel for the Elderly and AARP Services Inc.
Download the Booklet: Real Possibilities in Action: Achieving Our Social Mission (PDF)