About Us

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, social welfare organization with a membership of nearly 38 million. Our aim is to disrupt preconceived notions about aging, turn goals and dreams into Real Possibilities, strengthen communities and fight for the issues that matter most to people 50+ and their families; such as health care, employment security and retirement planning.

To deliver on our promise to our members and on our ambitious social agenda, AARP relies on a diverse, skilled, highly motivated and committed workforce. With offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, we live where we work.

AARP tackles the issues that matter most to our members, their families and their communities — and some of what we do might surprise you. The motivating force behind AARP and our affiliates’ work is captured best in these words: We fight for and equip each individual to live their best life.

Advocacy

AARP gives our members a voice at the federal, state and local levels on the issues that matter most to Americans 50-plus and their families, such as health care security, financial security and personal fulfillment. AARP directly engages people in our communities to find out what they need and want, enabling us to educate our members with programs and information that is relevant to them.

Research

Through forward-looking research and practical solutions, AARP fosters debate to make a positive difference. AARP solicits policy input, convenes thought-leaders both domestically and abroad, and informs and stimulates the public debate on the issues we face as we age. These policies serve as the foundation for AARP’s state and national advocacy efforts, they drive engagement on global aging policy and trends, and strengthen AARP’s reputation for world class expertise and thought leadership.

Trustworthy Information

From home-delivered publications to digital platforms, AARP makes available trustworthy news, entertainment and insights tailored to people 50-plus. People can reimagine and shape better lives with information and inspiration from AARP’s publications and multimedia offerings including AARP The Magazine, the nation’s largest-circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin, the go-to news source for the 50-plus audience; aarp.org website; AARP television and radio programming; AARP Books; and AARP en Espaňol, a bilingual news source.

AARP Affiliates

AARP Foundation

AARP Foundation works to end senior poverty by helping vulnerable people over 50 build economic opportunity. Our approach emphasizes equitable outcomes for populations that have faced systemic discrimination. As AARP's charitable affiliate, we serve AARP members and nonmembers alike. Through vigorous legal advocacy and evidence-based solutions, and by building supportive community connections, we foster resilience, advance equity and restore hope.

AARP Services, Inc

AARP Services, Inc., founded in 1999, is a wholly-owned taxable subsidiary of AARP. AARP Services manages the provider relationships for and performs quality control oversight of the wide range of products and services that carry the AARP name and are made available by independent providers as benefits to AARP’s millions of members. The provider offers currently span health products, financial products, travel and leisure products, and life event services. Specific products include Medicare supplemental insurance; credit cards, auto and home, mobile home and motorcycle insurance, life insurance and annuities; member discounts on rental cars, cruises, vacation packages and lodging; special offers on technology and gifts; pharmacy services and legal services. AARP Services also engages in new product development activities for AARP and provides certain consulting services to outside companies.

Legal Counsel For The Elderly

AARP’s Legal Counsel for the Elderly champions the dignity and rights of vulnerable Washington, D.C. seniors 60-plus, providing free legal and social work services to those in need — empowering, defending, protecting, and helping thousands of clients each year in many areas of civil law.

Wish of a Lifetime

Wish of a Lifetime from AARP (WOL) grants wishes to people 65-plus connecting them to their passions in recognition of their special accomplishments, contributions, and sacrifices. WOL helps people achieve long-held goals while also combatting the negative effects of isolation and strengthening social ties and intergenerational connections.

Older Adults Technology Services

Older Adults Technology Services from AARP (OATS) advocates for technology inclusion for the 50-plus, providing digital literacy training and programming to older adults. With nearly two decades of experience and insights on how older people interact with technology as well as its flagship programs like Senior Planet, OATS uses its resources to create world-class programs that form the basis for systems change.

A Word from Our CEO

“At AARP, we empower people to choose how they live as they age. Just as our founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, did over sixty years ago, we envision a society in which all people live with dignity and purpose over an ever longer span of healthier, more financially secure and more fulfilling years.”
-Jo Ann Jenkins CEO, AARP

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