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Feb 2, 2023
Wish of a Lifetime from AARP’s 10th Annual Cupid Crew Underway to Combat Social Isolation

WASHINGTON — To help lessen the impact of social isolation on Valentine’s Day, Wish of a Lifetime from AARP’s 10th annual Cupid Crew will hand deliver over 100,000 roses to older adults.

Since the pandemic's start, many older Americans have become more isolated, missing out on chances to connect with their communities and passions in life. With Cupid Crew, Wish of a Lifetime is empowering communities nationwide to help isolated older adults feel more connected and love.

“For a decade, Cupid Crew has uplifted and spread love to more than half a million older adults at risk of social isolation on a holiday that is all about community and appreciating those who shine a light in your life,” said Tom Wagenlander, vice president and executive director, Wish of a Lifetime from AARP. “We are excited to continue spreading love this year with over 100,000 roses delivered to isolated older adults across the country, and hope you will join us.”

Cupid Crew has enlisted volunteers across the country to help deliver roses and cards to older adults. Additionally, there will be official pop-up Cupid Crew locations in three cities including Denver, CO., Washington, D.C., and Tallahassee, FL. where passersby can receive a rose or Valentine’s Day card.

To participate and send love, go to to learn more. From there, you can download and create a card, then send it to an older adult this Valentine’s Day. There is also more information on volunteering to deliver roses and/or donate to Wish of a Lifetime.


About ​​Wish of a Lifetime from AARP​​

​​Wish of a Lifetime from AARP grants wishes to people 65 and older in recognition of their special accomplishments, contributions and sacrifices. As a charitable affiliate of AARP, Wish of a Lifetime helps people achieve long held goals while also combatting the negative effects of isolation and strengthening social ties and intergenerational connections. Connecting wish recipients with the people and passions that are important to them is central to the organization’s work. To learn more, visit or follow @wishofalifetime on social media.

About AARP

AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation's largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit or follow @AARP, @AARPenEspanol @AARPadvocates and @AliadosAdelante on social media.

For further information: For further information: Henry Kenney III,, 202-714-0214