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AARP Collaborative Links Startups, Financing, Industry

Initiative will boost firms targeting the 50-plus market

AARP Recognized as a Best Workplace for Innovators

Second year for honor from 'Fast Company' magazine

AARP's $60 Million Investment in Dementia Research Pays Off

Three years later, fund now backs 18 companies


Ingenuity in Action

Memory Phone for Dementia Patients Wins Pitch Event

AARP competition in Miami features 6 solutions to help older adults combat social isolation


Scale Can Predict Balance Problems, Help Prevent Falls

Judges tap Zibrio SmartScale and its accompanying app as winner of AARP 2020 Grand Pitch Finale

Kinoo Video Chat App Wins Top AARP Innovation Prize

The technology links kids and grandparents near or far with video chat, game playing and stories


Smart Wristband for the Blind Uses Sonar to Help Wearers

Winning device detects objects up to 16 feet away, can be used with cane or guide dog

Startup Links Older Adults to Vetted, Insured Helpers

Naborforce is creating a network of community members across the country to assist with tasks


High-Tech Wristband Helps You Cool Off, Warm Up Quickly

Embr Labs is named AARP Innovator in Aging prize winner for Wave device you wear like a wristwatch


Aiding the Growth of Ideas

Tool Targets All-Age Hiring

Online platform earns recognition for showing how a multigenerational workforce benefits bottom lines


Pandemic Changes Tech Use

The new digital habits adults 50+ adopted during the COVID-19 pandemic are here to stay.

The Hatchery, a Hub for Ideas

Take a look at the lab where bold notions come to life as new products and services for older Americans 


Virtual Travel Eases Isolation

Retirement communities embrace virtual reality technology to help those who can't get out and about

Cultivating a New Mindset

Our innovation chief aims to instill new thinking in companies — and within AARP


Search for Better Ways to Age

AARP's new AgeTech Collaborative supports closing the gap between longevity and healthy aging


Connect and Engage

About AARP Innovation Labs

Our goal is to drive innovative solutions that empower people to choose how they live as they age

Are You Ready for Longevity?

We’re teaming up with business leaders and innovators to spark new ideas and real solutions

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A Legacy of Innovation

AARP Founder Enhances Life for Older Americans

From tackling high drug prices, isolation and more, she became known as a problem solver

Retirement Community Becomes Model for the Ages

Andrus develops Grey Gables, a place for retirees to live graciously with dignity and purpose

A Visionary Home Stands the Test of Time

Universal features allow everyone to live safely and independently, especially as they get older