Our hearts go out to you and your families following the devastating storms in your communities. As you work to recover and rebuild, AARP and AARP Foundation are providing $1 million in direct support to nonprofit organizations providing help and relief to the areas of Kentucky impacted by the storm.
We also want to share with you the following information about your AARP membership during this difficult time.
- Your AARP membership will be extended for 4 additional months beyond your current expiration date. This will be done automatically for you.
- This extension will ensure that you continue to receive the full value of your membership as your AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin will be paused through March to allow time for vital work in your communities. The magazines will automatically resume after that period. In the meantime, you can read the publications using the new AARP Publications App, available now at both the Apple and Android App stores, or in the Members Only Access area of our website.
- We are also working to stop postal mail from AARP in the storm-devastated areas through March. This includes AARP Welcome Kits for those who recently joined and renewed.
- To ensure that you can still access your membership easily, please log into or create your AARP online account by visiting aarp.org/digitalcard from your mobile or desktop device. This will enable you to download and print your AARP digital membership card or add your membership card to your Apple Wallet and access your member benefits.
- You can also access your membership card and your member benefits by downloading the AARP Now App from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store, or by texting “AARPNOW” to 50757. You’ll be asked to log in or create your AARP online account to use the app. (You’ll receive a one-time text message from AARP. Message and data rates may apply. Terms apply: aarp.info/tcofr.)
- The AARP Call Center is available for assistance at 800-566-0242 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday.
To get information on how to get help and give help locally, we have compiled a list of resources that we continue to update. You can also follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/AARPKentucky.
As you begin the incredibly difficult process of recovery and rebuilding, we hope these changes and this support will be helpful to you and your families.
Martha Boudreau is an AARP executive vice president and the chief communications and marketing officer. Ron Bridges is the state director of AARP Kentucky.