A New Level of Impact
We have exciting news! After a series of successful collaborations, OATS and Senior Planet are officially joining forces with AARP as charitable affiliates. The affiliations will allow us to help even more older adults – like you – age with attitude, at a time when people are more reliant than ever on technology to live, work, learn and connect with friends and family.
Most Senior Planet participants and members may already be familiar with AARP, the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people to choose how they live as they age. OATS Executive Director Tom Kamber said, “Senior Planet has developed powerful connections with older adults all over the country, and now this new affiliation will enable us to vastly increase the number of people we serve and the change that we can create together.”
We are thrilled to share this news with our Senior Planet community. You might be wondering what this means for you: How will your experience with Senior Planet change? The short answer is, we will remain the Senior Planet you know and love. Your morning exercise class? Still going strong! Senior Planet book club? Ready and reading! Engaging and cutting-edge Senior Planet programming? Here to stay!
The affiliations mean even more classes, resources, and unique experiences for Senior Planet participants. It also allows us to expand our shared mission of harnessing technology to change the way we age, reaching many more seniors no matter their socioeconomic circumstances, geography, educational background, or age.
Join us in getting to know AARP a little bit better and welcoming them to our community.
What is AARP?
AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people to choose how they live as they age. With nearly 38 million members and offices in every state, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and advocate for what matters most to families—with a focus on health security, financial stability, and personal fulfillment. AARP also works for individuals in the marketplace by sparking new solutions and allowing carefully chosen products and services to carry the AARP name. Learn more about the history of AARP.
Want to learn more?
In recognition of Senior Planet and OATS officially joining the AARP family as charitable affiliates, we hosted an informative conversation between Tom Kamber, Executive Director and Founder of OATS and Senior Planet, and Scott Frisch, EVP and Chief Operating Officer of AARP. Tom and Scott provided some history on how this new affiliation came to be, shared why they are so enthusiastic about the news, and answered many of our participants’ excellent questions. Click here to watch.
Photo credit: Senior Planet participants of Senior Planet Colorado celebrate Red Shirt Day on Zoom. (We love that Senior Planet and AARP both use red as a brand color!)