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National PTA and AARP Team Up to Bring the Benefits of AARP Membership to PTA Members

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National PTA offering complimentary AARP membership to PTA members age 50+

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Oct. 7, 2013) — National PTA and AARP have teamed up to offer a complimentary one-year AARP membership to PTA members and loved ones age 50+. Through AARP membership, PTA members have access to important resources and substantial discounts on a wide range of products and services.

“Families, including grandparents and other relatives, play a critical role in supporting children’s achievement and making a difference for the education, health and welfare for all youth,” said Otha Thornton, National PTA President. “We are excited to team with AARP to recognize the important role those age 50+ play in the lives of millions of children across the country by offering a complimentary AARP membership to PTA members.”

  • Through the program, any PTA member who is age 50 and over and is not a member of AARP can redeem a complimentary one-time, one-year AARP membership.
  • PTA members who are already members of AARP can receive a complimentary second year of membership upon the renewal of their current AARP membership.
  • PTA members under the age of 50 can ‘gift’ a complimentary one-year AARP membership to a loved one age 50 and over.

“AARP is pleased to establish a relationship with National PTA and provide special opportunities for PTA members to enjoy the benefits of AARP membership,” said Steve Cone, AARP Executive Vice President. “With more than two million of our members having school-age children in their household, AARP shares PTA’s commitment to supporting families and educators in a manner that gives students their best opportunities to learn and grow.”

For more information about the AARP membership opportunity, visit /home/About-PTA-National-Parent-Teacher-Association/Benefits-of-PTA-Membership/Save-Money-with-Member-Benefits-Providers.

About National PTA

National PTA® comprises millions of families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of parent involvement in schools. PTA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit association that prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education. Membership in PTA is open to anyone who wants to be involved and make a difference for the education, health, and welfare of children and youth.

About AARP

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment and income security, retirement planning, affordable utilities and protection from financial abuse. We advocate for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help our members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services.  A trusted source for lifestyle tips, news and educational information, AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the world's largest circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin;; AARP TV & Radio; AARP Books; and AARP en Español, a Spanish-language website addressing the interests and needs of Hispanics. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates.  The AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Learn more at