AARP Foundation

Rating: 3.6 stars   5 reviews

Issues: Human Services

Location: 601 E Street, NW Washington DC 20049 USA

Mission:

AARP Foundation is AARP''s affiliated charity dedicated to serving vulnerable people 50+ by creating solutions that help them secure the essentials.

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Rating: 3 stars  

I have been a member of AARP for almost a year. I am thinking of not renewing because of the endless junk mail that I receive. I am constantly receiving mail about AARP various insurance policies. These include life, long term care, auto, homeowners, health and I don't know what else. It is extremely annoying. I don't feel comfortable just throwing them in my recycle bin, because of the personal info - name address, aarp membership info, etc. So, I end up opening them all, and then shredding certain pages. Whenever I see a big envelope come in the mail, I think "Oh no, it's AARP again." What a waste of paper and time.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 4 stars  

AARP Foundation has provided major assistance in hunger relief for seniors. Their innovative and collaborative approach is why they are able to make such a difference in every community they work in. In addition I have seen first hand the services they have available to assist older workers.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

These guys serve a very broad population that really needs a break, and they get the job done.

They're also expanding in areas that need help, like people who can't get out of the house easily, and who lack local friends and family.

I've recently participated in a brainstorming session with them, on the use of tech to help people who're isolated. It was impressive and serious, and will get more done.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

The AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) is one of the most trusted organizations in the US, having earned that trust and they continue to earn it. I've been an AARP member for almost seven years, as the card shows. I'm hoping the expiration date on that card refers to my membership, only...

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AARP has helped fight for health care, taking on some really powerful and ruthless politicians.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Ask them to help ensure that my membership won't expire.

Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 1 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Having read the Financial Form 990, and the Consolidated Annual Report for 2010 - 2009, you would be hard-pressed to locate any information regarding the enormous revenue generated for this 501(c)4 quasi-charitable organization by their massive sales of MedSups and LTC Insurance.

Is it any wonder AARP was hauled before Congress this year to explain such blatant conflict of interest? They dominate both fields, yet browsing through both SEC filings, you'd never come to that conclusion. The info may be disclosed, but it's so opaque, I never found it-- and I'm used to reading these forms!

Caveat emptor, buyer beware. AARP speaks out of both sides of their mouth. One division ecourages universal health care; while the other profiteers from a private market they've practically cornered.

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We compete with them in the LTC marketplace.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Competition is fair, but transparency is in order. I wold prefer a single, unified position as well, instead of the conflict of interest: pick a position and stand behind it, AARP!

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