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AARP Corporate Office Address

American Association of Retired Persons, Inc.
601 East Street, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20049

Contact AARP

Phone Number: (202) 434-2277
Fax Number: (202) 434-2525
Website: https://www.aarp.org/
Email: Email AARP

AARP Facts

Founder: Ethel Percy Andrus
Date Founded: 1958
Founding Location: Ojai, California
Number of Employees: 2250

AARP Executives

CEO: Jo Ann Jenkins
CFO: Jocelyn Davis
COO: Eric Schneidewind J.D.

AARP History

Michelle Obama and AARP card

The AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) was founded in 1958 in Ojai, California, by Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus.  After establishing the National Retired Teachers Association in 1948, Andrus decided to open up her organization to all Americans 10 years later.

The AARP is a non-profit organization dedicated to addressing issues that affect older Americans through lobbying efforts aimed at both state and Federal governments. AARP also provides extensive consumer information, volunteer opportunities, and events including the annual National Event & Expo.

AARP membership card  In addition to being active in healthcare related issues since at least the early 1960’s, the AARP, while not an insurer, it allows its name to be used by insurance companies in the sale of products, for which it is paid a commission. In fact, the group earns more money via commisions than it does from membership dues.

Many other groups, newspapers, and even politicians have been critical of the AARP, stating that they are masquerading as a nonprofit, while making billions selling insurance policies and high-cost membership fees.

AARP has headquarters in Washington, D.C. While it has only about 2,250 full-time employees, the company has more than 20,000 volunteers around the country.

AARP Building in D.C.

AARP FAQs

Question 1: What is the phone number for AARP?
Answer 1: The phone number for AARP is (202) 434-2277.

Question 2: Who is the CEO of AARP?
Answer 2: The CEO of AARP is Jo Ann Jenkins.

Question 3: Who founded AARP?
Answer 3: AARP was founded by Ethel Percy Andrus in 1958.

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Lois Nicoletti July 23, 2019 at 9:07 pm

SOS!!!!! I don’t know where to turn. My husband & I have been literally made fools of by AT&T. In May we switched our services, (then Spectrum & T-mobile) to what was supposed to keep my monthly bill at $220.00 a month for the triple play, TV, Internet, and Cell. My first bill was 400.00, the next $218.90 the current received last week was $330.39, which is on automatic payments which totaled $949.29 in three months. BTW On the day, we switched we paid $161.40, $60.00 for 2 cases and $100.00 in tax! That is crazy! After today’s conversation (second lengthy one, 1hr&.27mins) they still have not been able to resolve the problem and give me a reasonable explanation other than it is because of activation fees etc. When we sighed up at the AT&T store we were told that the first bill would be a little high and it would balance itself out in a couple of months. Also, there was a problem re the Smart Phones …cost, no cost, or partial cost for the 2. Still trying to figure out that part of the deal. We thought at first it was “free” Phones then it looked like BOGO which is coming up on the bill as the get on is 50% off. I am 76, my husband is 88 and we don’t know where to turn. This has been a nightmare and so stressful. The rep today did go over the charges and still, my monthly bill is about $35.00 more monthly then I was told it would be; we were told that we are not entitled to a credit adjustment from the first bill of $400.00 or the third of $300.00. I got a lot of “lip” service from both reps, but no resolution to get back, (what I consider taking advantage of older folks) the overcharges. I want out of AT&T, but I excepted a 2-year contract because we were told that the bill would remain the same for the contract period ($220/$230). We were also told when my husband asked if the package included the Yankee YES channel. He was told yes! Not so, last month I had to add that sports package for an additional $10.00 bringing the monthly bill to $230. I advised the rep. that I would cancel the sports package at the end of the Yankee season and she said that it would NOT be a problem. This has royally messed up our finances as we, like most seniors, struggle to try to live with a few extras. Our budget has been messed up since the first $400 bill and now the $300.00. I can be reached at 845-532-XXXX.

Thank you in advance for any suggestions you have to help us out of this mess.

Respectfully,
Lois Nicoletti
DeLand, FL 32720

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Patricia miller June 17, 2019 at 12:02 am

I am a retiree from Leviton mfg. Leviton has a plan rra accounts for all retirees My problem is they are taking out 3 different amounts for me instead of 1 Amt. I have called many of times and no one can help me because they don’t understand. One Dept takes out another puts in. But know it’s 3 times. My checks will start bouncing because AARP is taking it out 3 times. Pls call me Patrica miller. 631-828-XXXX.

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Roger Spitz January 17, 2019 at 7:38 am

I am President of Carlisle PA chapter 4377. I wrote several times with a question about AARP’S involvement in the elections in North and South Carolina elections. As of this writing I have heard nothing back. I am the president and I would like a response to such a easy question. Please let me know if AARP did play a role in these election with monetary payment or any support. Thank you.

roger spitz

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Richard Austin November 12, 2018 at 8:06 pm

ELEVATE TO DECISION MAKER LEVEL IMMEDIATELY!

737 888-XXXX 16701ra@ gmail.com

Greetings!

My name is Richard Austin. I am a disabled American Veteran, former Air Traffic Controller and a recently retired pharmacist. I serendipitously discovered a significant amount of MONEY that belongs to your organization . The money needs to be picked up by AARP only.

This is real. I am not nuts nor a mentally ill crackpot. I am 100% serious.

Contact me via email, phone or text if interested in picking up YOUR MONEY. You have ZERO RISK and virtually NOTHING INVESTED except a few minutes of your time to allow me to prove it. If you don’t want the money, pick it up and give it to me, I’ll take it (just kidding).

Have a GREAT DAY. I look forward to hearing from you.

Richard Austin RPh

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Deloris August 11, 2018 at 11:46 am

I have always Refused to “join” AARP because I was told that they are AGAINST GUN OWNERSHIP, and that MY Membership money would be used to help BAN GUNS. I want to know if this is correct? I suspect it IS, so I still will NOT give ANY of MY money to AARP unless someone can PROVE that they don’t use ANY of MY or THEIR Money to lobby against guns.

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