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Our Board of Directors

The all-volunteer AARP Board of Directors — the governing body of our organization — approves all policies, programs, activities and services for AARP. Read


Our Executive Team

Meet the members of our Executive Team, their backgrounds and their leadership responsibilities. Read

AARP History

Learn more about the history of the organization and our founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus. Read

Diversity at AARP

Learn more about AARP's efforts to champion diversity and inclusion. More

Volunteer with AARP

Find out about opportunities to volunteer with AARP. Read

Press Center

Get the latest news and read our blog, shAARPsession. Read

Public Policies

Learn about AARP's positions on public issues and how we develop them. Read

Annual Report

Read AARP’s annual report and consolidated financial statement for the current or previous year. Read

Careers at AARP

Learn more about job opportunities at AARP and what makes this a great place to work. More

AARP Ethics

Our Code of Conduct sets forth the highest ethical standards for our employees, volunteers, board members and those who do business with us. Read

Long-term Services and Supports

Older Americans place a great premium on independent living, and we support their priority of independence whenever possible. AARP supports the creation of a comprehensive long-term services and supports system that provides coordinated, integrated, affordable and high quality services and supports. AARP promotes the values of independence, choice, dignity and privacy, whether in a home or institution.

Long-term services and supports should be easy to access, affordable and sensitive to cultural needs. Unfortunately, individuals and their caregivers face a confusing patchwork of programs that can make such help hard to find and pay for. High cost, limited financing options, and insufficient public funding are serious barriers. AARP supports a comprehensive approach that provides access to a full array of high quality long term services in the setting a consumer prefers and which is often less costly. In such a system, counselors would help families choose the supports that make sense for them. More help would be available for family caregivers, such as respite services to help relatives and friends avoid burn-out. Stable and adequate funding would help many more people get the services they need to stay independent and live more rewarding lives.

Improving Coordination

Individuals with chronic illness often navigate a maze of specialists and support services with little guidance. This disjointed system drives up costs, puts stress on families—and even jeopardizes health—through waste, duplication, gaps in care, and lack of patient-centeredness. AARP supports improvements that would place new emphasis on coordination, communication and guidance between the health and long term services and supports systems.

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