AARP's Tradition of Betrayal - by Stephen Lendman
Founded in 1958 for aged 50 and older Americans, AARP call itself "a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization (dedicated to) improv(ing) the quality of their lives," even though from inception it sold insurance to earn royalties - now to its 40 million members in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands while claiming a mandate to:
-- deliver "value to members through information, advocacy and service;"
-- work "tirelessly to fulfill its vision: a society in which everyone ages with dignity and purpose, and in which AARP helps people fulfill their goals and dreams;" and
-- speak "with one voice - united by a common motto: 'To serve, not be served."
Today it's branches include:
-- AARP Foundation focusing on "education....service, (and) legal advocacy efforts;"
-- AARP Services, providing "marketplace access to services that people need and want" related to "health and financial products, travel and leisure offerings, and life event services;"