Our Purpose

Aging with attitude. Senior Planet from AARP harnesses technology to change the way we age. Our courses, programs, and activities help seniors learn new skills, save money, get in shape, and make new friends.

Senior Planet is about much more than just the latest gadgets and apps and websites. Those gadgets and apps and websites are just means to an end: enabling older adults and people of all ages to come together and find ways to learn, work, create, and thrive in today’s digital age.

Wherever you are in the world, you can subscribe to our newsletters and participate 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 those locations, we offer multi-week technology courses, most of them free, that help seniors learn computer basics and develop life-enhancing computer skills: digital photography, social media, online job searches, even how to make a website. Our Senior Planet Centers are vibrant social environments filled with friendly, curious older adults and lots of the latest tech gadgets. In addition to our 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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Senior Planet from AARP is a program created and sponsored by national nonprofit Older Adults Technology Services (OATS). 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.

For more about Senior Planet, watch the videos below.