AARP is doing amazing things to make life better for today’s 50-plus population and generations that follow. In the face of constantly changing realities, AARP is a champion for social change. We help people navigate ageless realities — financial well-being, health, how to contribute to society and local communities, and how to fully enjoy life. To deliver on our promise to our members and on our ambitious social agenda, AARP relies on a diverse, skilled, healthy, highly motivated and committed workforce. To attract, inspire and retain that workforce, AARP offers an environment that encourages and enables their highest achievement. Enhancing the quality of life for all as we age—not just serving our nearly 38 million members—is our mission. At its heart, the work that AARP and its affiliates do can be summed up in just 12 words: “We fight for and equip each individual to live their best life.” It’s all about real possibilities. Developing public policy recommendations that serve the interests of a group as diverse as 50 and over Americans is a formidable task. That’s why the input that AARP gathers from members and others through surveys, polls, public forums and personal communications is so important.
After analyzing a wide range of options, AARP’s National Policy Council (NPC), made up of volunteer policy experts from around the country, deliberates and forms specific public policy recommendations and shares them with the AARP Board of Directors. The board then sets the framework for AARP’s public policy agenda.
On behalf of AARP, AARP Services Inc. (ASI) strives to be an advocate in the marketplace for the 50 and over population. ASI encourages companies to consider the role they play in affecting positive social change by building or tailoring quality products and services that help those 50 and over live their lives to the fullest.
AARP and ASI regularly seek input from members; they also conduct research to identify which products and services would be of most value. ASI is responsible for looking into possible new offerings, performing quality control with regard to providers and monitoring the satisfaction of members who use AARP-branded products and services.