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Embracing Tech at Any Age

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Are You Ready?

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

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Get Set to Disrupt Aging

AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins encourages Americans to challenge outdated beliefs and stereotypes

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AARP Innovation Labs

Driving innovative solutions to empower people to choose how they live as they age

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Cultivating a New Mind-Set

AARP's innovation chief aims to instill new thinking to create products and services for older adults

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The Longevity Economy

As the population ages, the 50-plus age group has emerged as a powerful force driving economic growth

New Models, New Approaches

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AARP Invests $60M for Dementia Research

With more than 16 million Americans projected to have dementia by 2050, we are taking on what may be our toughest challenge yet

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The AARP Innovation Fund

The first-of-its-kind fund will provide the outside force needed to spur private-sector investment, says AARP COO Scott Frisch

Ingenuity in Action

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Idea Hub: The Hatchery

The laboratory where bold notions come to life as new products and services for older Americans 

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Thinking Inside the Box

A unique product collaboration with the American Diabetes Association

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Connecting the Bonds

New photo and keepsake tool makes shared storytelling easy for all ages

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Taking Advantage of Tech

Engaging the start-up ecosystem to address the new realities of aging

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Hey, Alexa, Let’s Be Friends

A unique experiment uses voice technology to help combat loneliness and isolation

Fashion Sense

The winner of the Disrupt Aging Design Challenge makes dressing easier for the visually impaired

A Legacy of Innovation

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AARP Founder Enhances Life for Older Americans

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

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Retirement Community Becomes Model for the Ages

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

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A Visionary Home Stands the Test of Time

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