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

Three years later, fund now backs 18 companies

Closing Longevity Gap Means New Ways of Thinking

Register for AARP International's July 14 event

AARP Named to List of Best Workplaces for Innovators

Embrace of change, COVID-19 rapid response cited


Ingenuity in Action

Company Connects Grandparents, Grandkids

Kinoo video chat platform wins AARP's Better Aging Through Technology pitch competition


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 an affordable network of community members 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

Scale Can Predict Balance Problems, Help Prevent Falls

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


Two Entrepreneurs Survive AARP's First ‘Shark Tank’ 

Pitch competition at CES brings out founders of 8 startups that are marketing to 50-plus consumers


Aiding the Growth of Ideas

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 


Older Adults Upgrading Tech

The pandemic raised the importance of technology more than ever for adults age 50 and older

Cultivating a New Mindset

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


Virtual Travel Eases Isolation

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

Taking on a Tough Challenge

AARP is investing $60 million into research to prevent, treat and cure dementia


Rethink How We Get Around

Public transit, safe streets shouldn't be forgotten in an aging America, AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins says


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About AARP Innovation Labs

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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