There's a real possibility you may have seen some new TV commercials about AARP or noticed the words "Real Possibilities" in the AARP logo.
We know (because you’ve told us!) that millions of people in their 40s, 50s, 60s and beyond are living in a new life stage. It’s a reason we can say that the letters AARP stand for "An Ally for Real Possibilities."
It used to be that as people aged, their opportunities diminished. That's why more than 50 years ago, AARP founder Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus set out to protect the health and well-being of older Americans — and help them adapt and reimagine themselves, as a life stage called “retirement” was becoming more prevalent.
But today, most older adults don’t want to be defined by age.
Today people age-50+ (as well as those nearing 50) don’t want to live in fear that their hopes, dreams, goals and desires will become more limited with age. Instead, we know that as we grow older, our possibilities — for financial security, good health, meaningful work, discovery and even romance — can’t be less; they must be ageless.
For these reasons and more, AARP is committed to helping people adapt to a life reimagined in this new stage of “real possibilities.”
As an advocate, mentor and trusted adviser rolled into one, AARP helps older adults identify and achieve the “real possibilities” for living their best lives. For examples of how we do that, follow the links below:
AARP fights on real issues that matter to you and your family
- "You've Earned a Say" about the future of Medicare and Social Security
- Why it's time to rebuild the middle class — now
- Help AARP fight for the issues that matter to you
AARP works to make life better for all
- 4 ways to spend your money on happiness
- Multi-generations living under one roof? Here's how to make it work
- 7 small steps for achieving big health payoffs
AARP helps turn your goals and dreams into real possibilities
- Test-drive your dream career before pursuing it full throttle
- Thinking about changing jobs? We'll help you move forward
- Looking for new surroundings? Check out these great places
AARP helps you and your family save real money
- Learn how the 2013 tax changes will affect you
- Plan for your future with the AARP Retirement Calculator
- You really can save up to $10,000 a year
AARP creates real possibilities by connecting you with others
- Meet new people (and maybe even find love!) with AARP Dating
- Get more out of your friendships
- See how using social media could lead to a great new job
Make your community work better for people of all ages
- Looking for ways to make a difference? Let the AARP Volunteer Wizard work its magic
- Are you tax savvy? Help others by sharing what you know
- No doctor in the house? Here's how you, personally, can save a life
Want more? Visit aarp.org every day. You'll find us full of great ideas — and real possibilities.