Our Purpose

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Aging with Attitude…and Tech

Senior Planet from AARP harnesses technology to enhance the way we age. Our courses, programs, and activities help seniors learn new skills, save money, exercise, make new friends, and so much more.

A Learning Community for Older Adults

Senior Planet is about much more than the latest gadgets, apps, and websites. We are a service organization specializing in the needs of older adults. Our organization’s purpose is to enable older adults and people of all ages to come together and find ways to learn, work, create, exercise, and thrive in today’s digital age.

Making Technology Accessible…and Fun!

Wherever you are in the world, you can subscribe to our newsletters and join free classes online. If you’re near one of our physical locations, even better! We’re active on the ground in six U.S. locations (with more coming soon):

In these locations, we offer free multi-week technology courses that help seniors learn computer basics and develop life-enhancing computer skills: digital photography, social media, online job searches, and even how to make a website.

Connecting Older Adults to Tech, and Each Other

Senior Planet centers are vibrant social environments filled with friendly, curious older adults and lots of the latest tech gadgets. In addition to multi-week courses, we gather often for senior-relevant tech-related lectures, workshops, and social events. More than anything, we have a lot of fun.

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Reaching and Connecting Seniors Nationwide

Senior Planet is the flagship program of the national nonprofit Older Adults Technology Services (OATS) from AARP. After a series of successful collaborations, OATS formally joined the AARP family as a charitable affiliate in 2021. The affiliation allows OATS to pursue its mission at scale, helping seniors harness the power of technology no matter their socioeconomic circumstances, geography, educational background or age.

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