AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment security and retirement planning. .Read more
We advocate for consumers in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help our members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services.

A trusted source for lifestyle tips, news and educational information, AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the world’s largest circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin; www.; AARP TV & Radio; and AARP Books. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates.

AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors and sponsors. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Many Elements, One Mission

Though comprised of several distinct legal entities, AARP as a whole speaks with one voice and is united behind one common motto: “To serve, not to be served.”

AARP Foundation

AARP Foundation is AARP’s affiliated charity. It is one of the leading charitable organizations focused on helping low-income, vulnerable older people to meet their everyday needs: housing, food, personal connections and income..

AARP Services, Inc.

AARP Services Inc. is the wholly-owned taxable subsidiary of AARP that oversees and manages the relationships with the providers of AARP-endorsed products and services.

Often, these providers offer specially designed services and price-points for AARP members. They develop unique offers, expand into underserved markets and create marketing messages that educate consumers. AARP licenses its brands and receives royalty income that’s used to support our mission.

The ultimate goal of AARP Services is to create a better world for all of us as we age. We focus on improving the marketplace to better serve the 50 and over population. The service providers we work with are chosen for their sound business practices and their commitment to join us in supporting the goals of AARP.

NRTA:  AARP’s Educator Community

AARP’s Educator Community is the nation’s foremost network of organizations and adults 50 and over with a passion for education. Through advocacy and service, they help provide and improve educational opportunities for all generations.

Who AARP Serves

AARP believes strongly in the principles of collective purpose, collective voice and the collective power of the 50 and over population to change the market based on their needs. These principles guide our efforts.

blogMinnesota Gerontological Society
Founded in 1976, The Minnesota Gerontological Society (MGS) bridges research and practice in the field of aging, with emphasis on developing and supporting tomorrow’s leaders.  MGS is uniquely positioned to bridge the continents of thought among academics, researchers, regulators and practitioners in the field of aging. MGS is a professional membership organization composed of an eclectic group of social service professionals, housing experts, health care providers, researchers, policy analysts, program administrators, educators, retirees, consultants, university students, and others. Our common interest is aging. Read more

MGS has linked universities, professionals and students in gerontology for 40 years. Seeking to increase understanding of aging issues and to promote effective research, quality programs and specific solutions, MGS brings together various disciplines to work together for a good quality of life for older persons in Minnesota. MGS: provides scholarships to promote gerontology as a career; conducts free monthly webinars featuring local experts in a variety of gerontological topics; hosts an annual conference in April; offers Outstanding Gerontology awards; supports the Gerontology Educators Network; offers networking opportunities, and resources via e-bulletins and a robust website. Visit for more information and to access resources in field of gerontology.

blogMinnesota State University
As Minnesota State University we stand on the threshold of a new era of achievement. We have reached this point by combining big ideas with real-world thinking to turn dreams into reality.Read more

Minnesota State University, Mankato over 150 years providing excellence in education, we stand on the threshold of a new era of achievement. We have reached this point because of our intense desire to go further than anyone thought possible, combining big ideas with real-world thinking to turn dreams into reality.

This new era is ours to define. And in doing so, we choose once again to go further… to go beyond the limitations of today’s higher education conventions. We will do so by focusing our talent and energy on high-priority initiatives that transform our university in three critical ways:

Break down the barriers that limit traditional universities from achieving the greatest and most positive impact on our world. These include barriers within our institution and barriers that stand between the university and the wider world. As a result, we will be strongly positioned to…

Create solutions for the most pressing challenges facing our state, nation, and world. Our superior ability to build working teams internally and externally will allow us to align and orient our diverse resources to solve problems.

By breaking down barriers and aggressively creating solutions for pressing challenges, we will…

Achieve a new level of greatness that will inspire us, and our partners, to envision even bigger ideas and apply real-world thinking even more broadly. Powered by this inspiration, we will continue to go further than we thought possible to serve our entire global community.

To achieve this transformation, the University has identified five strategic action steps:

1, Change the world by collaboratively addressing our planet’s most challenging problems.
2. Foster the thriving and robust academic culture of a university with applied doctoral programs.

3. Greatly expand the reach of our extended learning programs.
4. Reinvigorate our physical home and build the campus of the future.
5. Measure and continuously improve our work to ensure excellence in all that we do.

Taking these actions steps will bring benefits to not only the world, but also our University. Students will learn to become innovative, globally attuned leaders in their professions. Faculty and staff will experience greater professional growth through innovation and collaboration.