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Help Seniors Meet Their Basic Needs

Did you know that 1 in 3 older adults are struggling to meet their basic needs? More than 38 million seniors either live in poverty or just one unexpected life event away from slipping into poverty.

As AARP’s charitable affiliate, the Foundation provides innovative, effective solutions to senior poverty. Thanks to our supporters’ generosity, millions of older adults living with low income secure good jobs, get the benefits and tax refunds they deserve, and stay connected to their communities.

As more and more seniors struggle to make ends meet, your gift is a real lifeline.


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Tips to Prevent Resident Dumping

Do you know what patient dumping is? Learn if you or a loved one are at risk – and what to do about it.

Patient Dumping Case Yields Victory

A ruling that Gloria Single’s illegal eviction from her nursing facility violated state and federal laws could mean wider protection from eviction for residents.

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Read stories about our program participants, volunteers, and more.

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New Program for Older Adults Meeting Pressing Need

Digital Skills Ready@50+™ program will help increase older adults economic security with training focused on digital essentials.

Make Food More Affordable

Find resources and assistance to make healthy food more accessible and affordable for your family.

Build Your Employment Skills

Unemployed and looking for work? Find out how we can help unemployed and independent workers chart a course toward financial security.

Lower Your Student Loan Bill

See if you’re eligible for national and state repayment and forgiveness programs.

Stay Connected to Community

Access resources to help fight social isolation and loneliness.

Apply for Property Tax Relief

Take advantage of property tax refund and credit programs in your area with AARP Foundation Property Tax-Aide.

Give Help

Make a Donation

Make a gift to help struggling seniors meet their basic needs.

Help Older Taxpayers

Volunteer with AARP Foundation Tax-Aide and help taxpayers get the refunds and credits they’ve earned.

Tutor Young Readers

AARP Foundation Experience Corps connects students with caring older adult volunteers.

Get Involved

Learn how you can get involved and help AARP Foundation and Create the Good to help seniors.

Charity Rating

AARP Foundation earns a high rating for accountability from a leading charity evaluator.

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