Founded in 1958 by retired California educator, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, AARP (formerly known as the American Association of Retired Persons) today represents more than 34 million members. Over half of our members are working, either full or part-time, while the remainder are fully retired.
The collective strength of the membership enables AARP to serve the broader community, improving the quality of life for all people as they get older. Knowing that healthy aging requires an early start; therefore, the social responsibility extends to all segments of American society. It also includes sharing strategies and information with organizations across the globe.