AARP

AARP (formerly called the American Association of Retired Persons) is a United States–based interest group focusing on issues affecting those over the age of fifty.[3] According to the organization, it had more than 38 million members as of 2018.[4] The magazine and bulletin it sends to its members are the two largest-circulation publications in the United States.

AARP
Formation1958; 63 years ago (1958)
FounderEthel Percy Andrus
Leonard Davis
Type501(c)(4) non-profit organization[1]
95-1985500
HeadquartersWashington, D.C., U.S.
Location
Members
38 million[2]
CEO
Jo Ann Jenkins
Board Chair
Anette Franqui
National Volunteer President
Catherine Alicia Georges
SubsidiariesAARP Foundation
AARP Services Inc
Legal Counsel for the Elderly
Revenue (2019)
$1.697 billion [1]
Expenses (2019)$1.696 billion [1]
Staff
2,250[1]
Volunteers
20,854[1]
Websiteaarp.org
Formerly called
American Association of Retired Persons
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AARP was founded in 1958 by Ethel Percy Andrus (a retired educator from California) and Leonard Davis (later the founder of the Colonial Penn Group of insurance companies).[5][6] It is an influential lobbying group in the United States.[7][8] AARP sells paid memberships, and markets insurance[9] and other services to its members.