Learn how to tap into opportunities for civic participation with Senior Planet from AARP. Join us for live lectures on researching local elected officials, engaging with leaders on social media, spotting election misinformation, and more. Questions? Call our Senior Planet Tech Hotline: 888-713-3495.

This Week's Events

Thu, April 20 EDT
6:00PM ET / 5:00PM CT / 4:00PM MT / 3:00PM PT

Crowdfunding for a Cause


This lecture will give an overview of donation-based crowdfunding and explore two popular platforms used by individuals and nonprofits to raise money: GoFundMe and Facebook Fundraisers.
Mon, April 24 EDT
12:30PM ET / 11:30AM CT / 10:30AM MT / 9:30AM PT

Tips for Being News Savvy Online


Sharing the news? Learn to read and check sources before sharing!

Articles About Civic Participation and Advocacy

Activism & Advocacy

Dr. Jamesetta Ferguson Creates a Village

Dr. Jamesetta Ferguson is a woman on a mission; learn how this AARP Purpose Prize winner is reshaping her Kentucky community.
Activism & Advocacy

Martin Luther King, Jr: Quotes Beyond the Dream

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a powerful and inspiring speaker. Read this collection of his works and hear his passionate call for justice.
Activism & Advocacy

Chien-Chi Huang, Health Activist

Breast cancer survivor Chien-Chi Huang is working to increase access to health education and high quality care for Asian women and their loved ones.
Activism & Advocacy

Get Social – and Volunteer!

Volunteering - even doing it online - is a great way to meet new people and offers surprising health benefits.
Healthy Aging

Caregiving for Caregivers

Caregiving is difficult, but caregivers can learn tips to ease burnout - and comment on a National Strategy to Support Caregivers.
Inspiring Stories

Sokie Lee, 64, Mobilizes Clean-up Campaigns

Sokie Lee and her partner, Ken, organize large scale clean-ups of neglected areas in Manhattan with hundreds of volunteers.

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