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AARP Foundation Appoints New Board Members

As the Foundation sharpens its focus on poverty as the core obstacle to security and well-being for older adults, effective direction and support from our board are crucial to achieving success. These leaders bring a wealth of experience and expertise in their fields and will be tremendous assets to AARP Foundation as we further our mission to help transform the lives of low-income older adults. Read

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Increasingly, 65 is Not the Age to Retire

A growing number of people who are looking to keep on working in their later years. What this means for employers and employees. Read

Annie Taylor: A Lesson in Resilience

It wasn’t easy for Annie, and it still isn’t for many like her. For example, older unemployed women are having a particularly rough time getting back into the workforce. Read

AARP Foundation and Tufts University Team Up for the New ‘MyPlate’ for Older Adults

Good nutrition supports health and wellness and can help improve the quality of life especially for older adults. MyPlate for Older Adults helps older adults make informed, nutrition-focused decisions and meets the federal government’s 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.  Read

Habitat III Offers an Opportunity to Build an Inclusive, Caring Society

By focusing on issues of housing, transportation and social connectedness in ways that help older adults, the New Urban Agenda will result in better cities for everyone. Read

In the Spotlight

Credit Repair, Scam or Legit?

Someone promising or saying they can remove negative items is false, as there no quick fix for good credit. Read

Older Adults Spending A Third Of Household Income On Housing

A US Bureau of Labor and Statistics report found that households age 55 and older spend an average of $16,219 on housing, “representing 32.9% of total annual expenditures.” The proportion of household income spent on housing increased with age. The data suggest older adults “may face additional challenges later in life when coupling these costs with other expenses, such as health care and transportation.” Read

Study: Seniors More Vulnerable To Fraud Under Emotional Influence

A new study from the Stanford Center on Longevity in collaboration with the AARP Fraud Watch Network shows that seniors may be “more susceptible to fraud when their emotions are heightened.” Read

All About Impact Investing the Age Strong Way

AARP Money and Work Expert Kerry Hannon discusses impact investing and offers Age Strong as a prime example of this new way of helping older adults in need. 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