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About Our Policy

AARP represents the needs of the more than 100 million older Americans with lifestyles and political views as diverse as any group in the United States. Developing public policy recommendations that serve such diversity is a formidable task. We concentrate on the issues most important to those in the 50+ community as they age: economic security; health care; access to affordable, quality long-term care; creating and maintaining livable communities; consumer protections; caregiving; and ensuring that our democracy works better for all.  

AARP Policy Book

A comprehensive look at the public policies that serve as the foundation of AARP’s work on behalf of people 50 and older

Policy Fundamentals

A brief overview of AARP policy positions, reflecting the underlying values that shape AARP’s work

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How We Set Policy

Learn how AARP develops its public policies through a consistent and ongoing process

Research the Issues

Read about the issues, topics and trends of interest to people 50 and older

Public Policy Institute

The Public Policy Institute analyzes and develops innovative policy solutions

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Making a Difference

Be a Driving Force

Driver Safety Program

500K+ people learned how to be safer on the road in an AARP Smart Driver course last year 

More About AARP

AARP History

Learn more about the history of the organization and our founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus.

Executive Team

Meet the members of our Executive Team, their background and their leadership responsibilities.

AARP Ethics

Our Code of Conduct sets forth the highest ethical standards for our employees, volunteers, board members and those who do business with us.

AARP Financial and Annual Reports

Annual reports for AARP, AARP Foundation, AARP Experience Corps and AARP Services include top highlights, audited financial statements and more.