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AARP Foundation, Coronavirus and Seniors - Donate to Help

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Help Seniors Impacted by the Coronavirus Pandemic

Your donation today will help vulnerable seniors facing increased financial hardship and social isolation due to the coronavirus pandemic. Together, we can send life-changing assistance, resources and hope to vulnerable seniors during this critical time.

Lisa Marsh Ryerson, AARP Foundation President

Adapting to Circumstances

Read AARP Foundation President Lisa Marsh Ryerson’s latest statement on coronavirus developments.

United Health Foundation Joins AARP Foundation in Initiative to Support Seniors

This special collaboration is part of UnitedHealth Group’s commitment to fight COVID-19 by supporting at-risk groups, including health care workers, seniors and hard-hit communities.

Connect2Affect: Physical Distancing Doesn’t Have to Mean Socially Disconnecting

AARP Foundation Physical Distancing Doesn't Have to Mean Socially Disconnecting

Staying Socially Connected

The coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic is challenging us all to adapt to new ways of thinking and behaving.

Stuck at Home (together)

Stuck at Home (together)

Stuck at Home (together) provides resources and tools to encourage and enable social connection.

AARP Foundation Connect2Affect

How Connected Are You?

Visit Connect2Affect to assess your risk of social isolation and to check out other helpful resources.

Workforce Programs: Building Economic Opportunity

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.

AARP Foundation BACKTOWORK50+ workshop

Back to Work 50+

BACK TO WORK 50+ provides the training and tools needed to compete with confidence for today's in-demand jobs.

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55 or older, unemployed and looking for work? Find out how we can help.

AARP Foundation Work for Yourself@50+

Work for Yourself@50+

Download the Work for Yourself@50 toolkit to get started on your self-employment journey.

Status of Local Programs and Workshops

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:

  • AARP Foundation Tax-Aide - Currently, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide services are suspended until further notice. 
  • AARP Foundation Experience Corps - Currently, Experience Corps volunteer tutoring services are suspended. All of our program offices are still open through teleworking if you seek additional information.
  • Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) - As of now, SCSEP participants will be on paid leave until further notice. Project directors will continue to operate the program remotely, and further decisions will be made as circumstances dictate.
  • Work for Yourself@50+ - With in-person workshops on hold for now, several of our community partners are hosting Work for Yourself@50+ workshops online. Please visit Work for Yourself@50+ to register for an online workshop.
  • BACK TO WORK 50+ - In-person workshops have been suspended for now; please call 855-850-2525 to find out about the availability of online workshops in your area. 

General announcements about AARP Foundation and its services will be updated on this page. Be sure to follow CDC guidelines (as detailed at while participating in any AARP Foundation programs and services.


Find Help

Find Help Resources from AARP Foundation

Find the Local Help You Need

You can quickly and easily find help available in your own community through our Find Help page.

AARP Foundation and Chase Financial Technology for Older Adults

Manage Your Money from Home

Access free, easy-to-use financial technology tools from AARP Foundation and Chase. ·

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Online Tax Filing 2020

Prepare Your Taxes Online

Tax-Aide is providing access to selected tax preparation software so you can prepare and file your own tax returns — at no cost. Find out if you're eligible.

AARP Community Connections

Help During the Coronavirus Crisis

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.

Innovation at AARP Foundation See More

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 MySavingsJar

AARP Foundation MySavingsJar helps low-income families and older working adults start the habit of saving monthly so that they can have more control over their expenses and move from financial stress to financial freedom. Learn more

AARP Foundation Property Tax Aide

AARP Foundation Property Tax-Aide

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.
Learn more

AARP Foundation Self-Saver

AARP Foundation Self-Saver

AARP Foundation Self-Saver is a bookkeeping and tax preparation tool designed to help self-employed older adults withhold and submit quarterly taxes with ease.
Learn more

Connect2Affect Connected Communities

Connect2Affect Connected Communities

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


Tackling Senior Poverty: Programs and Services

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We’re tackling social isolation by exploring creative ways to help older adults connect and stay connected — to each other and to their communities

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Legal Advocacy

AARP Foundation attorneys protect the rights of older adults, making sure they have a voice in the nation’s courts.


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