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AARP Foundation seeks to support organizations whose evidence-based interventions can make a direct impact on the low-income 50+ and that align with the Foundation’s strategic priorities. See current funding opportunities.

Employment After 50

Our programs and services help make connections between older jobseekers looking to remain in or return to the workforce and employers looking to benefit from mature, experienced employees

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Learn about AARP Foundation programs and services to help struggling older adults thrive

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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

Settling Into a New Career

Most of us think of college campuses as places for kids who are 20, 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

Equifax Breach may Mean Scammers can Target More Seniors

The danger of online data breaches mean caregivers “should become familiar with schemes targeting the elderly,” as those who are particularly vulnerable will need “someone looking out for their financial well-being.”

Age Discrimination is Everybody's Problem

The article notes that age discrimination is “widespread” under the definition of the EEOC, citing an AARP survey in which two in three respondents stated they had experienced or witnessed age discrimination in the workplace.

The Storm Has Passed, But Puerto Rico’s Health Faces Prolonged Recovery

Nearly a month after Hurricane Maria’s landfall, the damage from the storm is still being assessed. The piece discusses a number of the fiscal and medical challenges confronting the territory.

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 older adults.

Featured Programs & Services

AARP Foundation SCSEP

55 or older, unemployed and looking for work? The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) can help you get on-the-job training.

Work for Yourself at 50+

AARP Foundation's Work for Yourself @50+ provides free tools and resources to help you become self-employed and improve your financial situation.


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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