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"The tax asssistance you need, delivered safely."

2021 Tax-Aide Service

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide provides in-person and virtual tax assistance to anyone free of charge with a special focus on taxpayers who are over 50 or have low to moderate income.

The IRS has just announced that it is extending the tax-filing deadline to May 17. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is currently assessing the revised availability of its in-person and online services. Please check back here for the latest information.

This year, tax assistance is available by appointment only, and availability options can change on short notice based on COVID-19 conditions.

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Rental Assistance, Eviction Moratorium Extended Through June 30, 2021

The first step to getting rent payment or mortgage assistance when facing financial hardships due to the coronavirus pandemic is knowing where to look.

Take steps now to protect your rights.

Answer a few simple questions to get connected with free eviction or foreclosure assistance.

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A Message from AARP Foundation President Lisa Marsh Ryerson

Bouncing Forward: Finding the positive. AARP Foundation has "bounced forward" in responding to the converging pandemics we’ve faced this past year.

COVID-19 disrupted all Americans’ lives and increased so many people’s social isolation. The nation is also facing an overdue reckoning on the systemic racism and injustice that have long existed and must be addressed.

Moreover, we witnessed tremendous economic devastation that hit vulnerable older adults especially hard, dramatically increasing the need for our programs.

I’m proud to say that AARP Foundation has met the moment.

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Annual Calendar Contest: Calling Amateur Shutterbugs!

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We want your submissions for the 2022 AARP Foundation Calendar Contest.

The contest is open to all AARP members. This years' theme, Life’s Small Treasures, is a perfect opportunity for you to show us the treasured moments that have come from your smallest, but most precious, experiences.

You can submit up to three (3) entries; for each entry, you’ll need to complete and submit a separate form. All photographs must be in digital format (scans of negatives, transparencies or photographic prints are acceptable) and must meet the minimum size and resolution requirements stated in the official contest rules.
 

Submit your entry today through April 18!

 

Connect2 Tools and Resources to Help Overcome Isolation Visit Connect2Affect

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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Connect With C2A Chatbot

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.

Learn how C2A Chatbot works

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Social Check-In: How Connected Are You?

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.

Get started with Social Check-In

Need Help? Find Support Services in Your Area

Local Assistance Directory

Find food assistance, help paying bills, and other free or reduced cost programs, including new programs for the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Home Upkeep Directory

Search for free or reduced cost services like home maintenance, repairs, utilities assistance, and more.

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Social Connection Directory

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.

Workforce Assistance and Financial Resilience Programs See 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+

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 Property Tax-Aide

AARP Foundation is making it easier for homeowners and renters to apply for property tax refund and credit programs. 

Work for Yourself@50+

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

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Find the Local Help You Need

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

Manage Your Money From Home

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

Workforce and Finance Resilience

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.

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.

We Want to Hear Your Story!

Your story is our story. At AARP Foundation, we’re on a mission to transform lives, so we want to hear directly from you about how our programs and services have helped change your life. By sharing your story, you will help us create more effective services – and give valuable insights that can help others. Please share your story here.

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 Experience Corps - Although in-person volunteer tutoring is currently suspended, all of our programs are moving toward providing virtual tutoring this fall. For additional information, please contact your local program office.
  • 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 cdc.gov) while participating in any AARP Foundation programs and services.

 

Tackling Senior Poverty: Programs and Services

AARP Foundation Experience Corps

Experience Corps connects students with caring adult volunteers age 50 and older who provide an essential combination of training, life experience and commitment. The program helps children read at grade level so that they have the opportunity to succeed in school and in life.

Legal Advocacy

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

Charity Rating

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

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