Senior Planet Programs
Senior Planet is the flagship program of OATS from AARP.
Senior Planet programming affords older adults the opportunity to engage with a dynamic mix of offerings to achieve measurable change in one or more areas of their lives: health and wellness; social engagement; financial security; civic participation; and creative expression.
In addition to structured, multi-week courses, Senior Planet programming also includes a robust series of lectures, workshops, guest speakers, and special events, high-quality online content, and Supporter-driven affinity groups.
Senior Planet Centers
Senior Planet Centers are designed as technology-themed community spaces for older adults.
There are four Senior Planet Centers across the United States, located in New York City, NY; Plattsburgh (North Country), NY; Denver, CO; and Palo Alto, CA. A notion reflected in the design of all Senior Planet Centers is that something world-changing could potentially be going on at any moment, and that anyone who walks through the door could be a part of it.
Senior Planet Online
SeniorPlanet.org is the first digital community for older adults that combines the experience of a trusted nonprofit with a commitment to informative and compelling content.
SeniorPlanet.org offers a wide range of free virtual classes each week, taught live on Zoom by Senior Planet trainers. Classes include morning stretch and meditation sessions, programs on online banking and telemedicine, discussion groups that foster engaging conversation and lasting friendships, and much more. Visitors can also find a variety of educational materials that complement classes, allowing for a blended learning experience with multimedia content, self-paced learning, and a flexible approach to when and where the learning takes place. Resources include articles, videos, interviews, and tutorials that correspond to the content in our course books.
The website stands apart for its provocative and entertaining articles that challenge traditional portrayals of seniors. Some of the most popular article topics include nationally-recognized sex columnist Joan Price, Senior Planet’s Ask the Techspert series, and monthly interviews with older celebrities.
Senior Planet Supporters
For older adults who want better.
Senior Planet Supporters are a network of highly engaged, endlessly motivated, and passionately optimistic older adults who want better for themselves and others. Senior Planet Supporters donate $1 or more annually to receive exclusive impact-based benefits, such as Quarterly Impact Reports, volunteer opportunities, and bond-building events. Most importantly, Senior Planet Supporters give so that thousands of older adults across the country can gain access to life-changing free programming.
Senior Planet Supporters make an assertive statement that there is a powerful movement forming; one that addresses ageism head-on, that is working together to make older adults more visible in digital spaces, and taking advantage of new developments in technology for powerful purposes – starting new businesses, showcasing artistic talents, building new networks, being effective and outspoken advocates, and communicating on an equal plane so that younger people might benefit from their perspectives.
Anyone 60 and up is encouraged to become a Senior Planet Supporter and join a rapidly-growing cohort of future-oriented peers who are living and aging with attitude!