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AARP Foundation The face of poverty isn't who you think it is.


Every. Gift. Doubled!

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Did you know that 1 in 7 seniors lives in poverty in our country? And that nearly 1 in 5 adults is affected by social isolation — which is as bad for you as smoking14? AARP Foundation and its supporters are working to change that by creating solutions, resources and innovative programs to help vulnerable seniors in need.

Want to get involved? You can! Gifts made today can be MATCHED. Double your impact now!

Economic Opportunity

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Teaming up With McDonald's to Create Real Opportunities

McDonald's joins more than 1,000 other employers who have signed AARP's pledge to commit to ensure that workers of all ages are given real opportunities.

AARP Foundation BACKTOWORK50+ workshop

Helping Older Workers Compete With Confidence

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

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Putting the Experience of Older Workers to Work

AARP Foundation's Senior Community Service Employment Program provides employers with pre-screened, qualified candidates to fill vacant positions.


Volunteer Opportunity: 2019 Celebration of Service

AARP Foundation Celebration of Service Meal Pack Challenge

Join us as we pack 1 million meals for hungry seniors during our 2019 Celebration of Service!

On Wednesday, September 11, AARP Foundation is returning to Washington, D.C., for our Celebration of Service Meal Pack Challenge on the National Mall. We are rallying volunteers to pack 1 million meals for struggling seniors in the region. 

As a volunteer, we are asking you to give us about two hours, during which time you along with your fellow volunteers can help pack 166 meals! The meals will go to Capital Area Food Bank for distribution to hungry seniors across the region.

The Meal Pack Challenge is an event for all ages, and a great opportunity for family, friends and colleagues to serve their community!

One day. 1 million meals. 
Are you up for the challenge? Register today!

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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Work for Yourself@50+

Work for Yourself@50+ guides older adults through a process to help them decide whether being self-employed is the right choice for them.

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AARP Foundation Experience Corps

Experience Corps helps older volunteers maintain a sense of purpose by helping young students become better readers

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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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