Social isolation is a serious health issue. With the help of AARP Foundation and United Health Foundation, you can connect to a world of resources to help you stay healthy.
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A lot of people feel lonely, or struggle to keep in touch with family and friends – but you don’t have to go at it alone. We invite you to connect with our friendly bot designed to chat with you over text or Messenger, with the goal of helping you rebuild social connections and stay connected.
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Social Check-In is an assessment you can take in 5 minutes using your smart speaker or smartphone’s voice assistant. You answer a few questions about yourself to find out your risk level and get support. All it takes to get started is your voice.
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This holiday season is different, but, thankfully, there are still ways to lift your spirits as you celebrate with your friends, family, or “framily” (the family you choose).
Here are some ways to stay connected and feel festive when spending the holidays at home:
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Find food assistance, help paying bills, and other free or reduced cost programs, including new programs for the COVID-19 pandemic.
Search for free or reduced cost services like home maintenance, repairs, utilities assistance, and more.
Search for free or reduced cost services that may combat or prevent social isolation. You’ll also find services like medical care, food, job training and more.
A rapidly changing economy and technological advances are fundamentally altering the nature of work — and that makes it more crucial than ever for older adults to learn new skills that will help them compete for today’s in-demand jobs. AARP Foundation equips older adults with the resources, know-how and training they need to unlock economic opportunity and build financial resilience.
BACK TO WORK 50+ provides the training and tools needed to compete with confidence for today's in-demand jobs.
55 or older, unemployed and looking for work? Find out how we can help.
Download the Work for Yourself@50+ toolkit to get started on your self-employment journey.
You can quickly and easily find help available in your own community through our Find Help page.
Access free, easy-to-use financial technology tools from AARP Foundation and Chase.
If you’re out of work call our free Work Resources Hotline at 1-855-850-2525 for information about programs and services that can help get you back to work and connect you to community resources.
We may be isolated, but we don’t have to be alone. AARP Community Connections offers steps to find help – or give it – during the coronavirus pandemic.
In 2020, we continue to enhance tools designed to equip low-income older adults with skills and resources to increase financial stabiliy and connection to their communities.
AARP Foundation Property Tax-Aide is a comprehensive solution that enables low-income older adults to age in place by providing access to property tax refund and credit programs.
Connected Communities is a voice-activated assistant and community management platform that empowers resident services coordinators to help residents be happier, healthier, and more connected. Learn more
In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, AARP Foundation is prioritizing the health of those we serve and the community at large. All of our in-person events are on hold for now, based on local health guidance.
The following programs are affected:
General announcements about AARP Foundation and its services will be updated on this page. Be sure to follow CDC guidelines (as detailed at cdc.gov) while participating in any AARP Foundation programs and services.
The AARP Foundation Emergency Food Box program to provide immediate food assistance to older adults identified as being in critical need due to the pandemic. The program delivered the equivalent of more than 3.4 million meals to older adults in 48 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
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