As an organization representing nearly 38 million people, AARP strives to ensure that Americas aged 50 years and older have access to the care, information, and services they need to lead healthier lives with independence and dignity. To achieve this, AARP believes it’s time to Disrupt Aging. We want to change the conversation in this country about what it means to grow older. Our goal is to challenge outdated beliefs and stereotypes about aging and spark new solutions so more people can choose how they want to live and age.
We believe that gerontologists have an important role to play in changing the conversation in this country about what it means to grow older. In this Disrupt Aging supplement to The Gerontologist, we will highlight some of the research that is currently underway and suggest other ways that gerontologists can become engaged in the Disrupt Aging movement.