AARP is the nation's largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to the more than 100 million Americans 50-plus and their families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also works for individuals in the marketplace by sparking new solutions and allowing carefully chosen, high-quality products and services to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the nation's largest circulation publications, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.
Advocating for people age 50-plus is at the heart of our mission. It's part of what we do every day from our national office in Washington, D.C., and from offices in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. On health security, AARP fights to protect Medicare, expand access to health care, lower prescription drug prices, support caregivers and protect nursing home residents. On financial stability, we fight to protect Social Security, establish savings plans for workers and stop scams and fraud. We also work to combat age discrimination in the workplace and speak up for the vulnerable and underrepresented on issues like affordable housing and food security.
Working with the Hispanic community
AARP is a strong advocate for the communities we serve including the Latino community where we provide trusted information, tools, and resources in English and Spanish centered around health, wealth, and self.
- According to AARP research, Latinos in the U.S. are one and a half times more likely than their white counterparts to develop Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. In 2022, AARP created a project to shine a spotlight on this health crisis that is impacting Latinos in the U.S. Reporting is available in both Spanish and English.
- When it comes to savings and planning, AARP’s research show that about 64% of Latinos do not have access to workplace retirement plans. In addition to our advocacy, AARP has created tools like the AARP Retirement Calculator to help consumers make a plan to retire how and when they want.
- The AARP Money Map™ is another resource created in English and Spanish to provide individuals with a helping hand when they need it. Access the AARP Money Map at moneymap.aarp.org.
- With nearly 7 million Latinos in the U.S. providing unpaid care to an aging or older loved one, the AARP Family Caregiving Website, available in English and Spanish provides an easy way to join an online community of other family caregivers, learn about local services, and get trusted information.
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