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AARP Founder

A Revolutionary Leader Is Born in California

Nurtured by progressive parents, Ethel Percy Andrus finds her calling

Founder’s Purpose Begins at Chicken Coop 

Andrus meets a retired teacher living in poverty, vows to make a difference

A California Teachers Association Goes National

AARP emerges as Andrus’ ideas take flight

Older Americans Act Validates Andrus' Vision

President Lyndon B. Johnson signs law in 1965

'I Consider It an Honor to Follow in Her Footsteps'

CEO Jo Ann Jenkins is inspired today by Andrus

Our Founder’s Mission

Active Retirement Community Combats Isolation, Loneliness

Grey Gables pioneers new model for living

‘House of Freedom’ Introduces Concept of Aging in Place

Innovative home highlights White House conference

AARP's ‘Dynamic Maturity’ at the 1964 World’s Fair

Pavilion showcases philosophy on aging

Affordable Travel Becomes Key Member Benefit

First 45-day trip to Europe costs $895

Lifetime Learning Sparks Personal Growth

Teacher-founder creates education program in 1963

Start-up Magazine Promotes a New Image of Aging

‘Modern Maturity’ (now 'AARP The Magazine') is born

AARP Helps to Shape Medicare Program

Health insurance for all is a top priority

‘Retired Persons Pharmacy’ Keeps Drug Prices Down

Members get access to affordable medications

Consumers Learn to Fight Back Against Fraud

Warnings of scams go back to our founding days

A Message From Ethel Percy Andrus

She talks about how to stay happy as you age

A Timeline of Key Moments in AARP's History

Association grows into a major force for change

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Profile stories for AARP's 60th Anniversary

AARP Turns 60!

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AARP volunteers at a food packing event

What We Do

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an AARP van drives past the U.S. Capitol building

What We Fight For

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Walter Moody

What We Care About

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A A R P Founder Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus

Our Story

  • AARP Turns 60!

    Members and volunteers share how AARP has helped them improve their lives.

    Members and volunteers share how AARP has helped them improve their lives.

  • AARP's 60th Anniversary

    What We Do

    From our publications to our YouTube channel to our member events, AARP shares the info that makes life after 50 richer. What does that look like?

    Find Out Here

    From our publications to our YouTube channel to our member events, AARP shares the info that makes life after 50 richer. What does that look like?

    Find Out Here
  • AARP's 60th Anniversary

    What We Fight For

    On Capitol Hill, in every state capital and in courts throughout the land, we fight for the laws and protections that older Americans want and need.

    Meet Those We Protect
    Photo By T.J. Kirkpatrick

    On Capitol Hill, in every state capital and in courts throughout the land, we fight for the laws and protections that older Americans want and need.

    Meet Those We Protect
  • AARP's 60th Anniversary

    What We Care About

    Our founder Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus’ motto was “To serve, not to be served.” We know that people over 50 want to lend a hand.

    See Those We Serve
    Photo By Andrea Morales

    Our founder Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus’ motto was “To serve, not to be served.” We know that people over 50 want to lend a hand.

    See Those We Serve
  • AARP's 60th Anniversary

    Our Story

    Many of our most popular and enduring programs and activities can be traced directly back to the experiences of our founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus.

    Follow Our Journey
    Photo By AARP

    Many of our most popular and enduring programs and activities can be traced directly back to the experiences of our founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus.

    Follow Our Journey

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