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AARP

Definition

AARP is a United States-based interest group whose stated mission is "empowering people to choose how they live as they age." According to the organization, as of 2018, it had more than 38 million members.

What is 'AARP'

Formerly known as the American Association of Retired Persons, AARP is the nation's leading organization for people age fifty and older. Founded in 1958 by retired educator Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, it is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association with a membership of 40 million. It provides information, education, research, advocacy and community services through a nationwide network of local chapters and experienced volunteers. It focuses its work on consumer issues, economic security, work, health and independent living issues, and engages in legislative, judicial and consumer advocacy in these areas.

Explaining 'AARP'

AARP is considered a powerful lobbying group as well as a successful business, selling insurance, investment funds and other financial products. It is also an independent publisher, offering Modern Maturity magazine and the monthly AARP Bulletin.


Further Reading


AARP online portrayal of social security: engaging aging baby boomers through interaction
www.tandfonline.com [PDF]
… University of Texas Economics Professor James Galbraith suggested that the Social Security shortfall should … choose the account or not—will have their benefits cut to finance those accounts … The March 4 live chat featured AARP associate legislative counsel, Lisa Davis, and she …

Mediterranean dietary pattern and prediction of all-cause mortality in a US population: results from the NIH-AARP Diet and Health StudyMediterranean dietary pattern and prediction of all-cause mortality in a US population: results from the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study
jamanetwork.com [PDF]
… University of Texas Economics Professor James Galbraith suggested that the Social Security shortfall should … choose the account or not—will have their benefits cut to finance those accounts … The March 4 live chat featured AARP associate legislative counsel, Lisa Davis, and she …

Dietary fiber intake and mortality in the NIH-AARP diet and health studyDietary fiber intake and mortality in the NIH-AARP diet and health study
jamanetwork.com [PDF]
… University of Texas Economics Professor James Galbraith suggested that the Social Security shortfall should … choose the account or not—will have their benefits cut to finance those accounts … The March 4 live chat featured AARP associate legislative counsel, Lisa Davis, and she …

Resources for the Family Caregiver: A Review of the Family Caregiver Alliance and the AARP Caregiving Resource CenterResources for the Family Caregiver: A Review of the Family Caregiver Alliance and the AARP Caregiving Resource Center
www.tandfonline.com [PDF]
… University of Texas Economics Professor James Galbraith suggested that the Social Security shortfall should … choose the account or not—will have their benefits cut to finance those accounts … The March 4 live chat featured AARP associate legislative counsel, Lisa Davis, and she …

Dietary and supplemental calcium intake and cardiovascular disease mortality: the National Institutes of Health–AARP diet and health studyDietary and supplemental calcium intake and cardiovascular disease mortality: the National Institutes of Health–AARP diet and health study
jamanetwork.com [PDF]
… University of Texas Economics Professor James Galbraith suggested that the Social Security shortfall should … choose the account or not—will have their benefits cut to finance those accounts … The March 4 live chat featured AARP associate legislative counsel, Lisa Davis, and she …

Dairy food, calcium, and risk of cancer in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health StudyDairy food, calcium, and risk of cancer in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study
jamanetwork.com [PDF]
… University of Texas Economics Professor James Galbraith suggested that the Social Security shortfall should … choose the account or not—will have their benefits cut to finance those accounts … The March 4 live chat featured AARP associate legislative counsel, Lisa Davis, and she …

Association of long-term, low-intensity smoking with all-cause and cause-specific mortality in the National Institutes of Health–AARP Diet and Health StudyAssociation of long-term, low-intensity smoking with all-cause and cause-specific mortality in the National Institutes of Health–AARP Diet and Health Study
jamanetwork.com [PDF]
… University of Texas Economics Professor James Galbraith suggested that the Social Security shortfall should … choose the account or not—will have their benefits cut to finance those accounts … The March 4 live chat featured AARP associate legislative counsel, Lisa Davis, and she …

Association between Citrus Consumption and Melanoma Risk in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health StudyAssociation between Citrus Consumption and Melanoma Risk in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study
www.tandfonline.com [PDF]
… University of Texas Economics Professor James Galbraith suggested that the Social Security shortfall should … choose the account or not—will have their benefits cut to finance those accounts … The March 4 live chat featured AARP associate legislative counsel, Lisa Davis, and she …



Q&A About AARP


What are some of the services that AARP provides to its members?

It provides information, education, research, advocacy and community services through a nationwide network of local chapters and experienced volunteers.

Who founded AARP?

Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus founded it in 1958.

What is AARP?

AARP is the nation's leading organization for people age fifty and older.

How many members does AARP have?

4 million.

What are some of the issues that AARP focuses on?

Consumer issues, economic security, work, health and independent living issues.