It is easy to get overwhelmed with all the information that is on the internet. Not to mention how much time it takes to find the information you are looking for. Growing older comes with change, which means new questions that need answers.
You may find yourself searching for information about retirement or how to save for retirement. A loved one could be scouring the internet for caregiver resources. No matter what your question or needs are, there is one organization that can help get you the answers and resources you need.
The American Association of Retired Persons or AARP is a nonprofit organization that focuses on assisting retired people in their next stage of life. AARP provides people 50 and older with numerous resources and assistance with things they may need. From travel, health, finances, to entertainment, the AARP can help.
Why become a member of the American Association of Retired Persons?
Being a member of AARP gives you full access to the perks and resources the organization has to offer.
The brain is a complex organ. It controls all the aspects of day-to-day life. Brain health should be a priority at any age. The AARP understands the importance of brain health which is why it offers a course called “Staying Sharp”. This course educates its users about the functions of the brain. It also accesses your brain health, and various activities to improve brain health.
Having a family member take care of a loved one can be hard for all parties involved. AARP offers helpful resources to all parties. There are hundreds of articles on AARP’s website that cover a variety of caregiving topics. Some articles tackle the financial burden of family caregiving, and some discuss how to deal with caregiver burnout. Whatever the topic is, AARP is a helpful resource.
Finding a job at any age can be a struggle. Making a career change can be a struggle. Starting and running a small business can also be a struggle. AARP offers a variety of helpful articles to help you with these topics.
In the age of technology scams and fraud run rampant. Whether it is by telephone, email, or through a pop-up message, being on alert to scams is essential. AARP stays up to date on different scams so you can be aware. Sign up for the free WatchDog Alerts to get the latest updates about scams, emailed to users biweekly. AARP also offers a free helpline if you or a loved one suspect a scam.
How much money do you need to retire? Can I start saving for retirement at 50? Whether you are ready to retire or are just starting to save, AARP can answer your questions.
Figuring out social security can be a daunting task. The social security office can be intimidating, especially if you don’t know what kind of benefits you are eligible for. AARP provides resources that can help people learn more about social security and what kind of benefits they can receive.
Looking to get back into the dating game, or maybe how to work all the new apps coming out? AARP has helpful blogs that can help make your home and family life the best it can be.
Check out AARP’s politics and society section to stay up to date on politics that affect your daily life. From new healthcare legislation, to politician’s agendas when it comes to older Americans.
Growing older doesn’t mean the adventure has to stop, it is only the beginning! AARP has entertainment and travel ideas for everyone. Not keen on flying? No worries, there are plenty of road trip ideas. So whether you want to take a tropical cruise or take a day trip to a local museum, you can find the perfect plan on AARP.
If you decide to become an AARP member you will be eligible for member benefits. AARP has partnered with a number of businesses to get its members discounts for a variety of things, including:
- Health & Wellness
Get discounts on eyeglasses, pharmacy discount cards, discounts on listening products, and more.
AARP has travel benefits for car rentals, cruises, hotels, and much more.
Members have access to retirement resources, fraud prevention, and financial planning programs through AARP.
AARP offers its members a variety of insurance options through various insurance companies.
- Gas & Auto Insurances
Get discounts on oil changes, car safety resources and browse AARP’s own courses and programs.
Last but not least AARP members can get a discount at a number of restaurants listed here.
As you move into this new stage of life, AARP is here to help. Visit the AARP website to learn more about the resources it offers. For additional resources visit our community resources page.