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AARP, known as the American Association of Retired Persons until 1999, is one of the largest nonprofit, nonpartisan associations in the United States. The new name was part of a branding effort to attract the baby boomers, soon to attain the membership age of 50. AARP's mission is on their Web page: AARP is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for aging Americans and to lead positive social change and deliver value to members through information, advocacy, and service. Their vision is of a society in which everyone ages with dignity and purpose and in which AARP helps people fulfill their goals and dreams. AARP has over 35 million members.

Founded by retired high school principal Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus in 1958, AARP grew out ...

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