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At AARP Foundation, we envision a future without senior poverty. More than 37 million adults age 50 and older — 1 in 3 —  are at risk of not having enough to meet their most basic needs. A problem this big can’t be solved with a “business as usual” approach.

AARP Foundation’s grantmaking supports sustainable, real-world solutions to the fundamental challenges facing low-income older adults. We collaborate with grantee and partner organizations to identify evidence-based projects that transform lives and communities — projects that we know can be expanded nationwide. Through grants, the Foundation enables grantees to help more people, work more efficiently, bring proven new approaches to scale, and make resources go further. 

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Request for Information: Key Factors to Enable Older Adults to Age in Place

Respondents are invited to comment on the specified topic areas related to aging in place measurement. You may choose to comment on all or some of the topic areas.  Do not include any proprietary, classified, confidential, trade secret, or sensitive information in your response.

The information gathered from the submissions will help inform the development of a Request for Proposals in 2019 to develop a tool to measure aging in place.  Information from the submissions will be compiled for use by AARP Foundation and may be released for public use in 2019. 


All comments must be submitted by no later than January 18, 2019 11:59 p.m. ET. 

The comment form asks for your comments and perspectives on the current field of aging in place measurement. Our goal is to gain insight into the emergent areas of research on aging in place, key factors that influence aging in place, and potential data sources. The aging in place measurement topics are broad and meant to give respondents the opportunity to comment about as many topics as they see fit.


For any questions related to this request for information, please email AARP Foundation Grants,

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AARP Foundation Grants Program Beneficiary Demographic Survey for Grantee Organizations

Demographic Data

Demographic data helps to identify the extent to which external grant programs are reaching AARP Foundation’s target population. The Beneficiary Demographics Data: Supplemental Guidance document is a resource specifying the preferred wording of question items and response options you can use to collect demographic data from your program's beneficiaries electronically. This is to ensure demographic questions are asked in a consistent way across all Foundation grant programs. For programs preferring paper, the Beneficiary Demographics Data: Paper Survey is provided in hard copy format. You may distribute these questions as a stand-alone survey or incorporate them into an existing survey tool used by your program. 

The demographic questions can be administered using an online survey. The survey preview link below is provided to illustrate how to operationalize the questions using an online survey. You can enter data to “test” the survey, but please do not use the preview link to collect “real” data. Please contact Lisa Lanier ( or Joscelyn Silsby ( if you would like assistance with administering the demographic questions using an online survey. 

Demographic questions survey preview: click here

You are encouraged to distribute these questions to your grant program's beneficiaries and submit responses in an Excel spreadsheet to by the end of the calendar year, but preferably each quarter. AARP Foundation considers the number reported below for Low-Income 50+ People Served as an estimate until your program submits beneficiary responses to the Demographics Form. AARP Foundation will analyze Birth Year, Household Size, and Income Level responses to determine actual figures. The Foundation will provide feedback on any analyses conducted.

Net Promoter Score (Customer Satisfaction)

The Net Promoter Score (NPS) demonstrates a beneficiary's level of satisfaction with the services provided by the grant program and helps quantify the effect of AARP Foundation grant-funded programs on their surrounding communities. The following two questions represent how the Net Promoter Score is to be administered to program beneficiaries. You may distribute these questions as a stand-alone survey or incorporate into an existing survey tool used by your program.
                     1. On a scale from 0-10, how likely is it that you would recommend this program or project to a friend or family member?

                                                                 0           1           2           3          4           5           6           7           8           9           10
                                                      Not likely at all                                                                                                          Extremely likely

                     2. Please comment about why you selected the response option.
You are encouraged to distribute these questions to your grant program's beneficiaries and submit responses in an Excel spreadsheet to by the end of the calendar year, but preferably each quarter. 

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