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How AARP Helps in Every State

En español | AARP is about living your best life as you age, wherever you are. And with 38 million members, you are in a lot of places.

We’re there with you. Even as we fight for change at a national level, our strength and passion is being right in your neighborhood. That’s where you’ll find AARP state offices aiding caregivers, teaching workers new skills, helping you file taxes, coordinating volunteers and sometimes just throwing a good party.

Our local focus is why AARP goes snowshoeing in Vermont, offers seminars in the Navajo language in New Mexico, surfs in Puerto Rico and retrains workers in Connecticut.

Mostly, though, it is your doing: 60,000 volunteers buttonhole state legislators, tutor first graders, teach courses and check on isolated neighbors. Here’s a small sampling of what we do together to help Americans 50-plus live their best lives.

Fight for You

Helping Workers Save for Retirement in Oregon

Small-business owner Tim Dahle praises the OregonSaves program


Protecting Consumers from Fraud in Pennsylvania

Mary Bach has been fighting scammers for the past 20 years


Standing up to State Legislators in New York

Geneva Conway fights for the state's 2.3 million members


Join Together

Overcoming LGBTQ Isolation in North Dakota

Red River Rainbow Seniors organize events to help community


Transform Communities

Livable Communities Transforms America

As a result, countless towns are now better places to grow older


Serve Others

Raising Donations for Older Pet Owners in Wyoming

'Care for Critters' program helps seniors afford pet treatments


Translating Medicare and More to Navajo Nation

Mabel Blacksheep-Hale travels 2,000 miles a month counseling tribal members


Ohio Volunteers Are Finding the Funny in Fraud

Mike Kessler and Phil Smith use humor to teach their community about scams


Support Caregivers

Connecting Caregivers With Local Resources

Bruce Williams found caregiving help on AARP's website


Helping Veterans, Families Find Support in Florida

Navy vet Ben Smet is a family caregiver to his father and two sons


Addressing the Personal Sacrifices of Family Caregivers

AARP Wisconsin lobbies for state income tax credit to help people like Sherrie Palm