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Help AARP Foundation win back opportunity for struggling Americans 50 and over.

For many Americans age 50 and older, a single event – a lost job, a health crisis, the loss of a spouse or partner – can quickly lead to catastrophic circumstances on many fronts. We don’t want anyone to have to choose between eating and keeping the lights on or seeking medical care. That’s why AARP Foundation has identified four interrelated priority areas where we can have the greatest impact: hungerincomehousing, and isolation. This work is supported by a longstanding commitment to legal advocacy on behalf of older Americans everywhere.

AARP Foundation is also working side-by-side with hardworking, trusted organizations in communities across the nation. These organizations are doing a heroic job of helping struggling Americans, but with the numbers of people in crisis growing every day, it’s a challenge to reach everyone and ensure that those who need support know where to find it. AARP Foundation has a powerful multiplier effect for much-needed programs and services, so we can reach more people and make resources go further.

In The Spotlight

Help End Senior Hunger

AARP and AARP Foundation are putting a spotlight on senior hunger. Join us and learn 29 ways you can help end hunger in your community today


Isolation is the result of feeling detached physically or psychologically or being disconnected from support groups. Join us as we begin the journey to end social isolation

Featured Programs & Services

AARP Foundation SCSEP

55 or older, unemployed and looking for work? The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) can help you get on-the-job training.

Work for Yourself at 50+

AARP Foundation's Work for Yourself @50+ provides free tools and resources to help you become self-employed and improve your financial situation.


We are partnering with workforce services providers to strengthen the bridge between 50+ job candidates and respected employers.

AARP Foundation Experience Corps

Experience Corps is a literacy program that utilizes highly trained volunteers age 50 and over to help struggling students become great readers.

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Find Legal Cases

Find the most recent cases in which AFL has advocated in courts nationwide for the rights of older persons, and filed AARP’s amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) briefs that help courts decide precedent-setting cases

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