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4 Most Famous AARP Members

By    |   Wednesday, 20 September 2017 01:23 PM

They may be called the American Association of Retired Persons, but don’t expect the AARP’s member list to be full of people over the hill.

Besides the fact that membership begins at 50, which is 15 years younger than America’s average retirement range, the organization has been busy with all kinds of projects like its YouTube series with George Takei to make sure it stays relevant.

As a non-profit organization, AARP promotes the rights and wellbeing of seniors, but a membership card comes with a host of other benefits like discounts and access to its vibrant community.

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Here’s a list of some of the most famous AARP members:

1. Betty White — The nonagenarian actress signed on as the face of AARP’s “Get over it” membership campaign in 2011 and, according to MySanAntonio.com, that’s the year she also finally got her membership card.

At the time, White told the publication she thought the AARP was “just for retired people in plaid shorts." But she has since learned more about the organization.

“More than half of the AARP members are still working, as I am,” she said.

2. Michelle Obama — The former first lady celebrated her 50th birthday in 2014 by proudly showing off her AARP card on Twitter along with the caption: “Excited to join Barack in the 50+ club today…”

The AARP promptly released a statement congratulating Obama on her milestone birthday.

“Not only is Mrs. Obama helping to change and reshape the way people look at aging in this country, but she’s also showing folks how great 50 looks today," CEO A. Barry Rand said in a statement.

3. Susan Sarandon According to Look to the Stars, the AARP is just one of many organizations Sarandon publicly supports.

She was featured on the cover of AARP magazine in 2014 just after receiving the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Honor at the Annual Movies for Grownups Awards.

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At 70, Sarandon doesn’t seem to be slowing down. Apart from her activism and her television work, her IMDB page points to four movies coming out this year.

And when she steps out onto the red carpet, she still puts women half her age to shame.


4. Morgan Freeman — Freeman is the winner of a career achievement award from the AARP’s Annual Movies for Grownups Awards.

He was featured in this year’s February/March issue of the AARP Magazine in which he spoke about his career and being the most recognizable voice in Hollywood.

Interestingly, the 80-year-old actor was already 50 when he got his first taste of success in "Driving Miss Daisy." Since then, he’s been raking in the awards, but it’s the Movies for Grownups nod he’s most proud of.

“I started my movie career at the age of 50, and some of the best years have happened since then. I get a lot of pats on the back — they're all over the place — but this one's more than fun. It's priceless,” he told AARP magazine.

Freeman also publicly supported the AARP in 2008 when he appeared in a commercial for its “divided we fail” campaign.

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