Friday, January 28, 2005

Alternatives for AARP

Donald Luskin has heard from many seniors that they are so irritated with AARP that they intend to give up their memberships. They have asked him if alternatives exist. He thought Art Linkletter had such a group, but the web site seems to be down.

Does anyone know if there is a viable alternative out there which offers the same kind of senior discounts, etc. without the partisan liberal politics which make AARP a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Democratic Party?

47 Comments:

Blogger Mike H. said...

No, but if you find one, please post. I won't join the AARP.

4:39 PM, January 29, 2005  
Blogger Bachbone said...

It's time to rename AARP as Rush renamed the NAA[L]CP. AALRP (American Association of Liberal Retired Persons).

I used to hold membership in the group for which Linkletter acted as spokesperson. To be honest, it did not seem to accomplish much. I dropped membership, but would join again if it had new information on current accomplishments. It's name was: United Seniors Association. A Web search turned up this URL:

http://w3.netcapitol.com/usa/memberinfo/join.cfm

I'm looking seriously at it.

10:01 PM, January 30, 2005  
Blogger Maggie said...

I checked out the website because I know several friends who are looking for alternatives.

Website was very dated - several years old! Nothing about Bush!

12:06 PM, February 02, 2005  
Blogger Kent N said...

I, too, will not join the AARP because of their liberal agenda.

Check out USAnext.org.

Kent N

7:53 PM, July 10, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so disgusted with this left-wing, liberal, anti American, socialist extensin of the Democratic Party. At last they have come out of the closet. Their appeal to their membership to sign a petition against partial privatization of Social Security was a blatant statment of their true colors. I sent them a scathing letter and told them to take me off their mailing list and to cancel my subscription to their publication. It is a shame that an organization that offers so many advantages to seniors has become so political. They would enjoy the full support of most seniors in the U.S. if they just kept a neutral stance on such matters. I, for one, intend to get in touch with all the advertisers in their publication and declare that I am boycotting them as long as they participate in AARP's left wing wacko programs. Anyone interested in joining me can contact me a katokit22@comcast.net
My name is Bill Smith. Let's get some petitions of our own going to these advertisers. If we have to, we can start our own organization. "AARP" American Association of Real Patriots.

12:24 PM, August 21, 2005  
Anonymous Mike Rosenberg said...

The final straw if A.A.R.P. honoring Harry Belafonte, who constantly expresses his hate for America, as one of their honorees for 2005. Please, someone form an alternative in 2006.

1:28 PM, November 30, 2005  
Blogger Owl Creek Observer said...

You might want to check out the Senior Discounts website. Their website lists a ton of places that offer discounts to all seniors. In addition, they recently started offering a Senior Discounts membership card, which carries many discounts exclusively for Senior Discount members, and those are expanding rapidly. I think the annual fee is something like $24, but they're offering an intro rate that's a few dollars less.

I also got so fed up with AARP that I cancelled my membership. That was a year or two ago and I still get junk mail from all of the insurance leeches that are their business partners!

9:10 PM, November 30, 2005  
Anonymous richard fisher said...

My wife and I have our medicare supplement insur with AARP and want to know if our insurance will be cancelled if we opt out of the AARP. It is important to us NOT to support AARP any longer.RLF/DAF

1:57 PM, December 01, 2005  
Anonymous Dennis Kossnar said...

I too am totally fed up with the obnoxious positions of the AARP...none of their supposed benefits can justify their positions of leftist stupitity. I'm opting out...just need a good intelligent alternative...HELP!

9:01 PM, December 01, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Try "usanext.org"..........

4:04 PM, December 09, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

National Association for Senior Concerns nascon.org has a benefits page on their website

11:24 PM, January 11, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Art Linkletter's site is USA Next, which can be found at:

http://www.usanext.org/index.cfm

Cheers

6:26 AM, January 12, 2006  
Blogger Alice said...

Looks like the USA Next website hasn't been updated since last year.

I'm looking for an alternative to AARP for my parents. I don't want them giving money to an organization that votes for them without telling them although they don't seem to care. They wholeheartedly believe in AARP and love the discounts.

12:15 AM, January 30, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I won't join because of their overly right-wing bias.

Chloro.

12:38 PM, February 11, 2007  
Blogger Todd said...

NASCON is a newer player on the block:
http://www.nascon.org/community/index.php

11:01 PM, February 22, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am retired from business and industry in the USA and have attended many high-level management meetings. From this experience I learned that few if any decisions fly in the face of whoever is sponsoring the organization. How many believe that given the number of insurance packages being offered under the AARP name that there will be any decisions from their management taking the insurance industry to task for their policies and practice? Health care and other insurance is a huge problem for American Seniors, How fairly will those seniors be represented by AARP given the significant sponsorship of the insurance industry? Wake up seniors it is time to have a new organization that firmly protects your rights and interests against special interests.

7:52 AM, March 08, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I, too, am fed up with AARP lobbying against things programs for senior benefits and flatly refuse to join. Now nascon.org has come along, I'm joining! --- chiefseay

11:53 AM, May 29, 2007  
Blogger zoey said...

Something should be done about AARP. They are for social security taxation. I got a quote from their advertised auto insurance, it was double that of state farm because I am 70. I pay $46.50 per month for aarp rx and it covers nothing! Not only do they not protect the elderly, they are quilty of ripping them off. AARP should be investigated by the feds for fraud.

5:41 PM, September 10, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alternatives are:

* AmericanSeniors.org
* ChristianSenior.org
* SignificantLiving.org
* Senior.org
* 60plus.org
* USANext.org

6:11 PM, September 18, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't Be Fooled by 'Alternative' to AARP
http://www.commondreams.org/views05/0418-28.htm

7:17 PM, September 20, 2007  
Anonymous Phil said...

Where do I go to join NASCON?

8:40 AM, December 07, 2007  
Anonymous Fedup said...

Well I'm Waiting to see what kind of spin the AALRP will put on this upcoming elections. I spend alot of time belonging to a wertherless labor while I was employed. Now that I'm retired' I found that I was still a member of another useless OLD FOLKS UNION. But I did have an wakening moment, I heard Neal Boortz and quit AARP (AALRP)

7:02 PM, January 15, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How can you call AARP, which gave the pharmaceutical industry, HMOs, and George Bush carte blanche to control prescription prices, a liberal organization?

2:59 PM, July 28, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many seniors are dissatisfied with AARP and they are looking for AARP alternative. Join American Seniors Org http://www.americanseniors.org

It works on behalf of public policy that will
insure the health, financial security, and retirement for seniors.

2:24 AM, August 12, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just heard about AMAC, the Association of Mature American Citizens (amac.us).
They are based in New York and appear to be more conservative.
I am trying to find out more about them.

12:54 PM, July 22, 2009  
Anonymous WWW.AMAC.US said...

AMAC is "The Association of Mature American Citizens". You can find us online at www.AMAC.US. On behalf of AMAC, I attended the Values Voter Summit in Washington DC last year, and will be there again this year. AMAC is a newly formed organization that is definitely a conservative alternative to AARP. We are working hard to provide valuable services to members, but our ultimate goal is to become big enough to balance AARPs liberal agenda. Please help us by joining online at www.amac.us. Thank you for your support.

1:49 AM, July 29, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

american senior asso. alternative to aarp will be on fox news today around 11:00

10:49 AM, August 10, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lets start an alternative to AARP... get 1000 people to donate 100 dollars and i will commit the first and look for a 3 person panel to insure transparency... if anyone is interested please email tom at wtw060@yahoo.com

1:26 PM, August 10, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's something called American Seniors Association (americanseniors.org)is states they're more of a conservative organization, but I don't know much about them.

11:40 AM, August 19, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am done with AARP. Canceled my membership after providing specific rationale and making it clear in email and on the phone that actions have consequences. I have turned my head and held my nose for too long with this organization and will tolerate no more. I am shocked only 60,000 members have done the same. What will it take? The discounts are not that good and I have used them frequently. Thanks to all of you who have provided alternatives. I hope we are not spread too thin with too many alternatives. I would like very much for there to be an effective alternative that can balance the weight that AARP has with it's lobby! Please .. every senior who feels like I feel, get five current AARP members to cancel their membership and join a large alternative. I don't have one to recommend but will be researching. More to come ...

11:40 PM, August 21, 2009  
Anonymous Ben said...

Check out ASA - American Seniors Association for benefits better than AARP and a conservative agenda

9:24 PM, August 24, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

S.C.R.E.W. A.A.R.P.

9:23 PM, August 31, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

boycott aarp advertisers.....

9:28 PM, August 31, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard Neil Boorts recommend:
www.americanseniors.org as a good replacement for AARP. americanseniors.org is a conservative minded organization. Their site looks good ! I asked for a refund from AARP and I got it yesterday, you need to ask for a refund also. Do it today.!
Hal B

8:11 AM, September 17, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone needing better rates on medicare supplement insurance, you can go to National medicare Supplements.
I switched my old medicare supplement after the rates went up again, and bought a new one through them. The website for National Medicare Supplements is:
www.nationalmedicaresupplements.com

4:52 AM, October 04, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ALTERNATE FOR AARP !!!!
I was once a member of aarp, for
two years. Bailed out, it is worthless. I'm retired from a university, and now a member of
NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION.
I have no idea if just anyone can
join or not, just have to try. The
benefits are better than aarp.
Discounts on;
Dining, shopping, cruises, hotels, automotive, condos, golf,
travel, ski, recreation, health and
beauty, just to mention a few. I also received 1/2 off on eye exams.
again;
NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION;
Known as NEA;
Customer service; 1-866-889-8590

3:33 PM, October 09, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was prepaid with AARP to 2012. Just phone cancelled my membership after 20 minutes on hold. AARP is clearly not looking out for seniors' healthcare.
The organization has gone extreme left and is not looking out for seniors, has corrupt management and has become a political voice for socialistic agendas.

12:45 PM, November 06, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Senior Citizens Bureau is a great alternative....the web address is: www.seniorcitizensbureau.com

3:54 AM, December 10, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I found 2, and I've just started looking!

The Association of Mature Citizens www.amac.us

and the American Seniors Association www.americanseniors.org

12:16 AM, January 11, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More than once, I've told AARP that I don't want their unwanted, solicited mail and asked them to take me off their mailing list. Each time they said they would, and apologized.

Then yesterday I got ANOTHER junk mailing from them. I sent a not-nice email to them. This time I made a point of asking if it's their policy to continue sending it to people who've asked them not to, in hopes of getting membership. So far no answer yet.

I'm sending their unwanted piece of junk back in the postage free envelope.

11:18 AM, February 07, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, I meant to say I told them I no longer wanted their unwanted, unsolicited junk mail.

It probably won't work, they'll keep send the mess to me, irregardless.

11:20 AM, February 07, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The NEA is a labor union!! Why in the world would you join another left-wing, liberal group?

6:34 AM, February 24, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://americanseniors.com/

8:24 PM, June 16, 2010  
Anonymous Jack said...

I learned that few if any decisions fly in the face of whoever is sponsoring the organization. How many believe that given the number of insurance packages being offered under the AARP name that there will be any decisions from their management taking the insurance industry to task for their policies and practice

12:48 AM, June 23, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amac (Association of Mature American Citizens) is the conservative alternative. Check out its website. Under Helpful Resources", click on "Our Stance on Key Issues".

2:58 PM, June 26, 2010  
Anonymous Just plain Bill .... said...

AMAC ...


AMAC .....


AMAC ........


AMAC .............

Association of
Mature
American
Citizens ..............The truely

conservative alternative for smart

seniors..... AMAC

4:07 AM, February 16, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go to this website, it is a Christian based replacement for AARP.

Christian Association of PrimeTimers

5:40 PM, June 07, 2011  

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