Have you ever stopped to count the number of AARP cards in your extended family?
We hope so, because we're on a quest to find families that include three generations of AARP members.
Impossible, you say? Not at all: With the astonishing gains in longevity of the past decades, our membership now includes thousands of people in their 70s who can claim both children (in their 50s) and parents (in their 90s) as fellow members!
So if that pattern describes your tribe, shoot us an email with your story and photos at firstname.lastname@example.org: We may want to feature your story in an upcoming article on our website or in one of our publications. We'd love to hear from you by March 15, 2013.
You get the celebrity, and we get to celebrate: Our goal in showcasing multigenerational AARP families is to highlight the surprisingly rich age diversity of our membership. That's a big change from our founding back in 1958, when people saw us as an association for an older generation of retirees. Today, by contrast, our 40 million members span three generations at least, from the boomers born from 1946 to 1963 to the men and women who lived through World War II and even the Great Depression.
And while our diversity on all fronts is ever expanding, our mission remains unchanged: AARP strives to bring about positive social change for Americans age 50 and up. We have a blueprint for doing that: We aim to help everyone in our constituency (not just AARP members) save money, stay healthy and live life to its fullest. And we work hard to advocate for programs and policies to ensure quality of life for all Americans age 50 and beyond — no matter which generation they're part of.