AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment.
Today we’re celebrating more centenarians than ever before, in the United States, and around the globe. Our ability to live longer, healthier, more productive lives is one of mankind’s greatest accomplishments. By 2030, 70% of 8-year-olds are projected to have a living great-grandparent. Unfortunately too many of us don’t see it that way. Attitudes and stereotypes about aging haven’t changed. And many ideas and solutions available to us as we age are out of date. That’s why AARP is challenging outdated beliefs about what it means to age and sparking new solutions so we can all choose how we live as we age.
Preparing (individually and as a society) is exciting and, in some ways, scary. It’s about moving away from a “three-stage” life—school, work, and retirement—to a more flexible one. And this “new lifetime” also comes with challenges. For starters, not everyone has an equal chance to live longer, let alone capture the associated opportunities. AARP wants to make sure that everyone has equal access to resources we all need to live longer, healthier lives.
Learn more at www.aarp.org/living100.