Oct 7, 2019AARP Foundation Launches MySavingsJar Program Aimed at Helping Older Adults Do More With Their MoneyFree online community resource to help low-income older adults save for unanticipated expenses
AARP Foundation has launched AARP Foundation MySavingsJarTM, an online resource developed to help older adults and their families take small, achievable steps to save money. More than 5,000 individuals have joined the platform since its beta launch in May 2019.
Sep 10, 2019Advocates File Lawsuit on Behalf of St. Clare’s Pensioners Against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, St. Clare’s Corporation, and Bishops
Schenectady, NY—Three organizations and a solo attorney filed a lawsuit at the Schenectady County Supreme Court this morning against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany and its agents. The...
Aug 13, 2019AARP Foundation and Puerto Rico Legal Services Take Case of Blind Puerto Rican Woman Who Waits for Federal Help and Followed the Rules
A 78-year-old blind Puerto Rican homeowner is fighting back after a major investment trust’s baseless attempt to foreclose on her home while she waits for federal money to repair damage to her home caused by Hurricane Maria.
- Jul 16, 2019
WASHINGTON—AARP Foundation and the law firm of Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C., filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of Yale University employees today, alleging that...
Jul 3, 2019Equality Act, Supreme Court LGBT Cases Supported
AARP, continuing its long-standing anti-discrimination advocacy on behalf of older Americans, is backing Congressional and legal initiatives to better the lives of older LGBT individuals.
May 21, 2019
Today Laurie McCann, senior attorney at AARP, testified on Capitol Hill before the the Education and Labor Committee U.S. House of Representatives on "Eliminating Barriers to Employment: Opening Doors to Opportunity."
May 9, 2019
WASHINGTON—Now through August 15 in select markets across the United States, AARP Foundation Property Tax-Aide is engaging a network of volunteers who will help low- and moderate-income older...
Feb 19, 2019Donations Will Be Used to Provide Relief to People – Especially Those 50 and Older – Who Have Been Displaced or Otherwise Impacted by the 2018 Camp and Woolsey Wildfires
AARP Foundation today announced the grant recipients of its fundraising campaign for the victims of the California wildfires. With matching funds from AARP and AARP Foundation, the grants will provide $1.2 million to help people impacted by the fires’ destruction.
Feb 1, 2019
Beginning today and continuing through April 15, AARP Foundation is providing free tax assistance and preparation through its Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service.
Sep 26, 2018AARP Foundation Expands Workforce Opportunities for Older Workers With BACK TO WORK 50+, Work for Yourself@50+ and SCSEPFoundation Shines Light on Its Workforce Programs During National Employ Older Workers Week
WASHINGTON, DC — AARP Foundation, during National Employ Older Workers Week, announced it has expanded its workforce opportunities for older workers through BACK TO WORK 50+, Work for...
- Sep 25, 2018AARP Foundation Survey: Loneliness Numbers Rise Among Adults Age 45 and Older; Neighborhood Connections Key to Countering Social IsolationNew survey finds 1 in 3 U.S. adults age 45 and older are lonely and examines risk factors for loneliness
WASHINGTON, DC—A new survey released today by AARP Foundation, “Loneliness and Social Connections: A National Survey of Adults 45 and Older,” finds that one in three U.S. adults age 45 and older are lonely. While the percentage is unchanged from a previous loneliness study conducted by AARP Research in 2010, approximately five million more midlife and older adults are lonely due to growth in this age group among the population.
Sep 18, 2018AARP and AARP Foundation to match dollar for dollar contributions, up to $500,000, to provide much-needed disaster support
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Foundation today announced it has created a relief fund to help the victims – especially those ages 50 and older – as relentless rains and unprecedented flooding caused significant damage throughout North and South Carolina and other regions of the mid-Atlantic. AARP Foundation and AARP will match contributions, dollar for dollar, up to $500,000 for the fund, which will provide relief and recovery support to victims of Hurricane Florence.
Aug 1, 2018AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation's largest volunteer-run tax preparation service
WASHINGTON, D.C.—AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season. Tax-Aide, now in its 51st year, offers free in-person preparation and assistance to anyone, especially those 50 and older, who can’t afford a tax preparation service. Volunteers make a difference in their communities by assisting many older, lower-income taxpayers, and their families, who might otherwise miss out on the tax credits and deductions they’ve earned.
Jul 25, 2018Community Volunteers to Pack 2.5 Million Meals for Food-Insecure Older Adults in Memphis, Chicago and Washington, D.C.AARP Foundation's Summer of Service to Seniors℠ to begin July 28, Aimed at Raising Awareness of Senior Poverty and Food Insecurity
AARP Foundation continues its commitment to fight senior poverty and hunger with the 2018 Summer of Service to Seniors℠ Meal Pack Challenge events taking place across the country. The three-city...
Jun 15, 2018AARP argues that the entire ACA is constitutional and essential for older adults, requests denial of Texas’ request for preliminary injunction.
WASHINGTON, DC—Today, AARP and AARP Foundation have asked the U.S. District Court to accept an amicus brief supporting the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The brief explains many ways in which the ACA has greatly benefited older adults and emphasizes the importance of protections for people with preexisting conditions and the limits on charging higher rates based on age (age tax). AARP and AARP Foundation have requested that the court accept the brief in response to the state of Texas’ request for a preliminary injunction to stop implementation of the ACA.
Apr 29, 2018Participants packed 1,017,504 meals for older adults in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.
DAVIE, FL. - The Miami Dolphins and AARP Foundation teamed up for the 5th Annual Million Meal Pack at the Rick Case Arena at Nova Southeastern University. Participants packed 1,017,504 meals that will be delivered by U.S. Hunger to older adults in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.
Apr 12, 2018Lawsuit Filed Against New York State and Adult Homes to Stop Discrimination Against People Using WheelchairsSuit Challenges Blanket Bans on Wheelchair Users
NEW YORK, NY—Mobilization for Justice (formerly MFY Legal Services) and AARP Foundation filed a lawsuit today in the Southern District of New York against New York State and four adult homes,...
Feb 12, 2018Nearly Half of Respondents Also Worry About a Friend or Family Member Feeling Lonely on Valentine’s Day
WASHINGTON, DC—A survey released today by AARP Foundation finds that only one gift really matters this year for Valentine’s Day: making time for others. Sixty-three percent of survey respondents said that spending time with a romantic partner or with friends or family is the most meaningful way to celebrate the holiday. Just 13 percent of those surveyed preferred receiving flowers, candy or other gifts.
Feb 5, 2018
The Food Research & Action Center and AARP Foundation today released a free, online course, "Screen & Intervene: Addressing Food Insecurity Among Older Adults," to educate health care and...
Feb 1, 2018Free tax preparation service celebrates 50 years and 50 million served
WASHINGTON, DC—Beginning today and continuing through April 17, AARP Foundation is providing free tax assistance and preparation through its Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, celebrating its 50th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service. Since its inception, the program has served more than 50 million taxpayers.
Dec 13, 2017AARP Foundation Survey Finds Positive Feelings Associated With Holidays but Also Concern for Family Members Who May Feel LonelyAARP Foundation Draws Attention to Social Isolation and Offers Resources at Connect2Affect
WASHINGTON, DC—A survey released today by AARP Foundation finds that people are feeling good about spending time with friends and family this holiday season, with many survey respondents noting that they are feeling happy (67%), loved (47%), joyful (46%) and excited (44%).
- Dec 12, 2017AARP Foundation and Rock Health Announce DispatchHealth as Winner of the 2017 Aging in Place $50K Challenge
SAN FRANCISCO—AARP Foundation and Rock Health have announced DispatchHealth as the winner of the 2017 Aging in Place $50K Challenge, a startup competition for entrepreneurs with solutions that help vulnerable older adults remain in their homes and communities. The challenge is focused on innovations that reduce unnecessary health care services, costs and hospital readmission rates while allowing older adults the opportunity to live independently in their homes. This year’s finalists were DispatchHealth, FRND Health, and RoundTrip.
Nov 9, 2017
AARP Foundation and Rock Health today announced the finalists for the 2017 Aging in Place $50K Challenge, a startup competition for entrepreneurs with innovative solutions that help older adults...
Nov 7, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Foundation announced today the grant recipients of its Hurricane Harvey fundraising efforts. With matching funds from AARP and AARP Foundation, the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund raised $3.25 million to help hurricane victims – especially those age 50 and older – in Houston and Southeast Texas.
Oct 31, 2017AARP Foundation & Urban Institute Report Reveals Key Skills and Potential Jobs for Low-Income Older WorkersReport identifies areas of job growth and opportunity for older workers
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Foundation announced today the release of a comprehensive national report by the Urban Institute examining current employment for low-income older workers and the projected availability of different occupations. The report, funded by AARP Foundation, also examines low- and middle-wage occupations projected to grow most rapidly between 2014 and 2024 and analyze the education, experience, and on-the-job training requirements for those occupations. The purpose of the report is to better inform programming for workforce agencies and potential employers.
Oct 31, 2017AARP Foundation Announces Urban Institute Report Showing First Comprehensive View into the 13MM Low Income Older WorkersReport reveals more older Americans working live below poverty line than ones who are unemployed
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Foundation announced today the release of a comprehensive national report by the Urban Institute examining current employment for low-income older workers and low- and middle-wage occupations projected to grow most rapidly between 2014 and 2024. This report, funded by AARP Foundation, is the first of its kind to study both older adults and low-income workers. With Americans living longer and life expectancy continuing to increase the research is designed to provide a better understanding of employment trends for low-income older workers.
Sep 25, 2017AARP Foundation Expands Workforce Opportunities for Older Workers With SCSEP, BACK TO WORK 50+, and Work for Yourself@50 ProgramsFoundation Shines Light on its Workforce Programs During National Employ Older Workers Week
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Foundation, during National Employ Older Workers Week, announced it has expanded its workforce opportunities for older workers through several programs, including the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), BACK TO WORK 50+, and Work for Yourself@50+. These programs are particularly relevant given that the number of Americans age 50+ who are working or looking for work has grown significantly over the past decade and is expected to continue to increase. The number of 50+ U.S. labor force participants is anticipated to grow from 25% in 2002 to 35% by 2022.
Sep 13, 2017AARP, AARP Foundation Joined by Miami Dolphins and Owner Stephen Ross in Creating Relief Fund for Older Victims of Hurricane IrmaSecure website now accepting donations to aid victims
WASHINGTON, DC—In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, which ravaged the Caribbean and southeastern United States with significant storm surge flooding, damaging winds and rains, AARP Foundation has created a Hurricane Irma Relief Fund to support the storm victims – especially those age 50 and older. They are joined in this effort by AARP, the Miami Dolphins and owner Stephen Ross. The three organizations will match contributions - dollar for dollar - up to $750,000, with 100 percent of the money raised going directly into the community to support victims of Hurricane Irma.
Sep 6, 2017AARP Foundation's Expanded Summer of Service to Seniors Coming to Washington, D.C., Sept. 10 and 11, Aimed at Raising Awareness of Older-Adult Poverty and Food InsecurityNation's capital volunteers to pack 1.5 million meals for local seniors and veterans, bringing the total to 3 million meals this summer
AARP Foundation will wrap up its 2017 Summer of Service to Seniors℠ with a two-day Meal Pack Challenge event on Sunday, Sept. 10, and Monday, Sept. 11, in Washington, D.C., at the National Mall...
- Sep 5, 2017September AARP Bulletin Gives Rare Look Behind the Surgeon's Mask, Reveals How to Find and Pick the Best Doctor and Hospital for YouPlus, the growing American epidemic of prediabetes; how to protect your Social Security number from crooks; what's hot (and not) in the fast-changing world of collectibles; and an exclusive interview with tennis legend Billie Jean King about life since the infamous Battle of the Sexes
The most important health decision you will ever make may be who you pick to be your surgeon. An AARP investigative report shows that some surgeons have complication rates three times the industry...
Aug 30, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Foundation announced today the new Richmond, Va., location for its BACK TO WORK 50+ initiative. The new location expands the successful program, which has now grown to...
Aug 29, 2017Secure website now accepting donations to aid victims; AARP and AARP Foundation to match dollar for dollar contributions up to $1 million to provide much needed disaster support
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Foundation President Lisa Marsh Ryerson today announced that AARP Foundation has created a relief fund to help the victims – especially those age 50 and older –as relentless rains and unprecedented flooding devastate Houston and the southeastern Texas region. AARP Foundation and AARP will match contributions, dollar for dollar, up to $1 million for the fund, which will provide relief and recovery support to victims of Hurricane Harvey.
Jul 27, 2017AARP Foundation's Expanded Summer of Service to Seniors Coming to Minneapolis-St. Paul, Aimed at Raising Awareness of Older Adult Poverty and Food InsecurityTwin Cities-area volunteers aim to pack half a million meals for local seniors in one day
AARP Foundation will continue its 2017 Summer of Service to Seniors℠ with a Meal Pack Challenge event on Sunday, Aug. 6, in St. Paul, Minnesota at the University of St. Thomas AARC Field House....
Jun 27, 2017AARP Foundation’s Expanded Summer of Service to Seniors Coming to Denver, Aimed at Raising Awareness of Older Adult Poverty and Food InsecurityDenver-area volunteers aim to pack half a million meals for Colorado seniors in one day AARP Foundation releases survey results showing grocery-shopping disparities
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Foundation will continue its 2017 Summer of Service to Seniors℠ with a Meal Pack Challenge event on Sunday, July 9, in Denver, Colorado at the University of Denver’s Magness Arena. The Summer of Service to Seniors is a series of four events in four cities that kicked off in Memphis, Tennessee in early June.
May 30, 2017AARP Foundation Announces Expanded Summer of Service to Seniors℠ Aimed at Raising Awareness of Older Adult Poverty and Food InsecurityFour cities to host meal-packing events; AARP Foundation releases survey results showing grocery shopping disparities
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Foundation today announced the expansion of its annual meal pack challenge from one event in Washington, D.C., to a Summer of Service to Seniors℠ involving four events in four cities, beginning in Memphis, Tennessee.
- Apr 18, 2017AARP Announces AARP Purpose Prize™ Award Jurors; Five Winners Will Receive $50K Cash Awards; Nominations Now Open and Due May 12Award Jurors Include Arianna Huffington, Holly Robinson Peete, Marlo Thomas; Leaders from Business, Academia, Philanthropy
AARP today announced the jurors for this year's AARP Purpose Prize™ award which recognizes people age 50 and over whose work is focused on advancing social good. This September AARP will award...
- Apr 5, 2017Effort began April 1 with activities to fight senior hunger across America
This April, AARP Foundation is generating awareness about the critical issue of senior hunger and urging people to take action. More than 10 million Americans age 50 and older are at risk of...
- Apr 3, 2017Low-income seniors across the U.S. are supported through services and programs financed by Age StrongAge Strong is a social investment initiative that invests in critical services and programs for struggling adults age 50-plus.
AARP Foundation today announced that many low-income, age 50-plus adults stand to benefit from critical services and programs that are being financed by Age Strong™ after its first year of...
- Mar 7, 2017Research by NORC at the University of Chicago Examines Characteristics, Risk of Loneliness in Senior Population
In a new study funded by AARP Foundation, researchers from NORC at the University of Chicago found that nearly half of older adults (62 and older) in the United States experience some degree of...
- Feb 22, 2017Driver's five-plus year affiliation with Drive to End Hunger continues to help raise awareness about senior hunger
AARP Foundation announced today that four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon, former driver of the No. 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet SS, will join AARP's team of experts as the...
- Feb 14, 2017Awards Honor Innovative Work by People Age 50-Plus with Focus on Social Good
AARP today announced a call for nominations for the Purpose Prize, the respected awards program launched in 2006 by Encore.org and now operated by AARP, which honors extraordinary individuals who...
- Feb 8, 2017
Now through April 18, AARP Foundation is providing free tax assistance and preparation through its Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 49th year, is the nation's largest free tax...
- Dec 7, 2016New Platform Drives Awareness, Provides Information and Solutions for Over 8 Million Older Adults at Risk of Isolation or Loneliness
AARP Foundation recently announced the launch of Connect2Affect, a response to the growing epidemic of isolation affecting more than 8 million older adults. The goal of Connect2Affect is to create...
Oct 12, 2016AARP and AARP Foundation to match dollar for dollar contributions up to $500,000 to provide much needed support for disaster victims
Sep 6, 201615th anniversary of Sept. 11 brings generations together at event to help those in need and collectively pack 1.5 million meals to help combat poverty
Washington D.C. – To commemorate the 15th anniversary of Sept. 11 and bring generations together to help combat poverty, AARP Foundation today announced its second annual Celebration of Service...
Aug 25, 2016AARP to match dollar for dollar contributions up to $500,000 to provide much needed support for disaster victims
Washington, DC –AARP Foundation President Lisa Marsh Ryerson today announced that AARP Foundation has created a relief fund to help the victims – especially those over 50 – of the historic...
Jul 13, 2016AARP and AARP Foundation Submit Amicus Brief in Court Challenge to Tougher Retirement Plan Conflict Of Interest RuleDrive to Protect Retirement Savers Continues with Filing in Federal Court in D.C.
WASHINGTON, DC — Continuing the drive to protect retirement plan savers, AARP and AARP Foundation have filed an amicus brief with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia supporting...
Jul 5, 2016
WASHINGTON, DC — AARP Foundation announced today that its president, Lisa Marsh Ryerson, has been named a 2016 Brava Award winner by Washington SmartCEO based on her leadership skills and...
Jun 20, 2016New Leaders Bring Strong Entrepreneurial and Fundraising Expertise to AARP Foundation Board
WASHINGTON, D.C. — AARP Foundation, which serves low-income older adults by creating and advancing effective solutions that help them secure the essentials, announced today the appointment of...
Jun 13, 2016Life Reimagined, a guide to living with meaning and purpose
WASHINGTON, DC – The A. Barry Rand (ABR) Fellows Program announces its 2016-2017 class, dedicated to helping AARP’s Life Reimagined address the needs and wants of individuals undergoing life...