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Conservative alternatives to AARP
4-27-10

Posted on 04/27/2010 3:23:38 PM PDT by Indy Pendance

I would like to start a list of conservative alternatives to AARP. Please post your links to conservative organizations that are NOT related to AARP. Perhaps you're involved with one of them. It would be nice to hear your input as to your satisfaction of the organization.


TOPICS: Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: aarp; alternative; amac; conservatives; seniors
My parents want to cut up their AARP card, they're in their 80's. My dad is getting cataract surgery this week. They're trying to get everything done as soon as possible before obama's hell is released upon us. I don't blame them. They want to end AARP, but being 'old school', they don't know where the best place is. I don't either. I don't know what's out there. Your help would be greatly appreciated.
1 posted on 04/27/2010 3:23:38 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: Indy Pendance

Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC)

http://www.amac.us/


2 posted on 04/27/2010 3:26:17 PM PDT by Heartlander2
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To: Heartlander2

That’s the one people were recommending at CPAC.


3 posted on 04/27/2010 3:27:23 PM PDT by jazminerose
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To: Heartlander2

Thanks for your link. Are you associated with them?


4 posted on 04/27/2010 3:28:05 PM PDT by Indy Pendance (Gone Galt)
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To: Indy Pendance

No, but I am just 50. So thinking about it. I’m sure there are plenty of members here.


5 posted on 04/27/2010 3:29:26 PM PDT by Heartlander2
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To: Heartlander2

I won’t join AARP, guaranteed!


6 posted on 04/27/2010 3:30:03 PM PDT by Heartlander2
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To: Heartlander2

I’m 51. I’ve thrown out all aarp crap. But, I haven’t researched alternatives in depth. More so, I’m researching alternatives to obamacare. How to avoid it. I’m just opting out of it. Come and get me. Thanks again for the link.


7 posted on 04/27/2010 3:32:31 PM PDT by Indy Pendance (Gone Galt)
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To: Indy Pendance

I am about to be 61 and refused to renew aarp since they came out against Social Sec reform-privatization. To me that was unforgivable we could already be 3 or 4 years toward a real system if not for them.


8 posted on 04/27/2010 3:37:44 PM PDT by DCmarcher-976453 (SARAH PALIN 2012)
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To: Heartlander2

I joined them several months ago. Real conservative values.


9 posted on 04/27/2010 3:40:37 PM PDT by rj45mis
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To: rj45mis

Are you happy with them so far?


10 posted on 04/27/2010 3:42:08 PM PDT by Indy Pendance (Gone Galt)
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To: Indy Pendance

I’m not sure that AARP really does anything useful for seniors. It’s basically an insurance company and liberal lobby organization as far as I can tell. And their magazine is boring. I cut up my card many years ago. Now I just send back their pre-paid envelopes empty. I have not replaced AARP with anything.


11 posted on 04/27/2010 3:45:58 PM PDT by ducdriver (judica me, Deus, et discerne causam meam de gente non sancta. (Ps. 42))
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To: DCmarcher-976453

I can’t see how anyone would still belong to AARP.


12 posted on 04/27/2010 3:50:18 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: Indy Pendance

I sniffed around their website. A bit thin at the moment, but they’re trying. Their “Stand on the Issues” looks like it was written by Jim Robinson. What’s not to like?


13 posted on 04/27/2010 3:59:42 PM PDT by muleskinner ("You know the Germans always make good stuff')
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To: muleskinner
I know there's a site '50 Plus'. But, I don't know anything about it.
14 posted on 04/27/2010 4:03:49 PM PDT by Indy Pendance (Gone Galt)
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To: Indy Pendance

What do you get with an AARP card? Is it just discounts? If so, you can get the same with AAA and you can get your car towed to boot.


15 posted on 04/27/2010 4:13:12 PM PDT by sportutegrl (I don't know where I'ma gonna go when the volcano blow.)
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To: Indy Pendance

I cut up my AARP card when I saw they were supporting the health care bill. I joined ASA (American Seniors Association) Go to www.americanseniors.org to see what they have to offer. The latest benefit I just received was a discount prescription card. I have been pleased. They do promote themselves as the conservative alternative to AARP


16 posted on 04/27/2010 4:15:43 PM PDT by vickixxxx
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To: ducdriver

I send the PrePaid envelopes back too except I attach them to a BRICK first. That way they have to pay the postage on the full weight. Imagine if everyone did that? . . . Just sayin’


17 posted on 04/27/2010 4:16:27 PM PDT by gtwizard (Just the facts jack)
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To: Indy Pendance
One good alternative to the AARP is.....the AARP. Simply join, then when the next Democrat vote is taken, demand your money back for their support of whatever the bill is. They will be forced to return almost all of your dues, but you keep the card. It’s good for up to several years for the motel discounts, which was the only value in the membership, anyway. It also costs them a lot more to process your cancellation than the pittance they get to keep.
18 posted on 04/27/2010 4:16:28 PM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: Indy Pendance

On just this past Sunday I was at my mom’s and saw the AARP renewal letter. I asked her what she actually used that was related to AARP. She couldn’t name a thing. There’s virtually nothing that AARP recommends (and gets a kickback for) that cannot be purchased independently.

The other senior organizations also have travel discounts, and in a lot of cases you don’t even need to be a member of a senior org. to get a “senior” discount at a motel. Just ask if they give them.

I would love to see AARP lose a lot more of its membership.


19 posted on 04/27/2010 4:26:14 PM PDT by Laur
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To: sportutegrl

AARP is old school, and so are my parents (dad is WWII vet). When obama won, my dad thought the ‘kennedy’ democrats would govern correctly in the best interest of the US. I told him otherwise. We had a huge arguement. Older folks don’t realize, this is not the same democrat party of 50 years ago.

AARP is involved with supplemental insurance with medicare. Besides discounts to ‘early bird’ meals and hotels, they offer discounts to the insurers they sponsor (they get a kick back) towards seniors who use their sponsored insurers, but, the game changed and now it’s all about death panels. Seniors are scared, frightened, and mad as hell. The current system will fall apart shortly. So, I don’t even know if joining a conservative retirement group is even worthwhile at this time. I’m just exploring alternatives.


20 posted on 04/27/2010 4:27:49 PM PDT by Indy Pendance (Gone Galt)
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To: Indy Pendance

Here’s one. http://www.americanseniors.org/index.php/asa-benefits


21 posted on 04/27/2010 4:28:22 PM PDT by Laur
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To: Laur

Thanks, this is exactly what I’m looking for, links to alternatives. Like I said previously, my parents are old school, they don’t want to support AARP, but they like the discounts, had it drummed into them for years. You get old, you join AARP. AARP got radical, seniors didn’t. Only, today, it’s not the same. I believe AARP is viewed as a government leg by seniors, and government is screwing them. Seniors aren’t buying it anymore. They aren’t the ‘dumb’ schmucks anymore. Government is doing this to them on purpose. Dems think Americans are dumb. Hello, we’ll remember in November.

WE ALL GET IT, WE WON’T ACCEPT IT.


22 posted on 04/27/2010 4:41:07 PM PDT by Indy Pendance (Gone Galt)
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To: Indy Pendance

Well, AMAC opposed obamacare and are basically one of only 2 organizations representing citizens 50 plus. They have organized “Tea Parties” and support smaller government and lower taxes. They are “pro-life”, against homosexual marriage and support the 2nd Amendment. Simply stated, they talk my talk and I appreciate that.


23 posted on 04/27/2010 5:50:46 PM PDT by rj45mis
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To: rj45mis

Thanks, they do need an ‘about’ page.


24 posted on 04/27/2010 6:27:02 PM PDT by Indy Pendance (Gone Galt)
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To: rj45mis

oops, ignore that last post.


25 posted on 04/27/2010 6:28:19 PM PDT by Indy Pendance (Gone Galt)
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To: Heartlander2

I am seriously looking for an alternative to CCCAARP, but I get a warning from Norton the site is unsafe. I don’t get that warning very often, so it kind of worries me.


26 posted on 04/27/2010 7:51:17 PM PDT by Yogafist
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To: Indy Pendance

My mom just dropped AARP, so at least it’s one more membership they won’t have.


27 posted on 04/28/2010 11:12:51 AM PDT by Laur
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To: Indy Pendance

Subject: Fw: Fwd: AARP’S FALL FROM GRACE

Must say that I agree with this lady and congratulate her on her writing skills.

Next time I get an envelope from AARP I will attach a copy of this letter and send it to them. Hopefully if many do that they will get the message and the Post Office will make some revenue....known as a win, win!

SNOPES : CORRECTLY ATTRIBUTED
See: http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/aarp.asp

I find this very interesting reading, so let’s keep it going It only takes a few days on the Internet and this will have reached 75% of the public in the U.S.A. Seniors need to stand up for what is right, not what the politicians want or big Corporations want.

This was sent to Mr. Rand, Executive Director of AARP.

THIS LADY NOT ONLY HAS A GRASP OF ‘THE SITUATION’ BUT AN INCREDIBLE COMMAND OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE!

Dear Mr. Rand,

Recently you sent us a letter encouraging us to renew our lapsed membership in AARP by the requested date. I know it is not what you were looking for, but this is the most honest response I can give you. Our gap in coverage is merely a microscopic symptom of the real problem, a deepening lack of faith.

While we have proudly maintained our membership for several years and have long admired the AARP goals and principles, regrettably, we can no longer endorse it’s abdication of our values. Your letter specifically stated that we can count on AARP to speak up for our rights, yet the voice we hear is not ours. Your offer of being kept up to date on important issues through DIVIDED WE FAIL presents neither an impartial view nor the one we have come to embrace. We do believe that when two parties agree all the time on everything presented to them, one is probably not necessary. But, when the opinions and long term goals are diametrically opposed, the divorce is imminent. This is the philosophy which spawned our 200 years of government.

Once upon a time, we looked forward to being part of the senior demographic. We also looked to AARP to provide certain benefits and give our voice a power we could not possibly hope to achieve on our own. AARP gave us a sense of belonging which we no longer enjoy. The Socialist politics practiced by the Obama administration and empowered by AARP serves only to raise the blood pressure my medical insurance strives to contain. Clearly a conflict of interest there!

We do not understand the AARP posture, feel greatly betrayed by the guiding forces that we expected to map out our senior years and leave your ranks with a great sense of regret. We mitigate that disappointment with the relief of knowing that we are not contributing to the problem anymore by renewing our membership. There are numerous other organizations which offer discounts without threatening our way of life or offending our sensibilities.

This Presidential Administration scares the living daylights out of us. Not just for ourselves, but for our proud and bloodstained heritage. But even more importantly for our children and grandchildren. Washington has rendered Soylent Green a prophetic cautionary tale rather than a nonfiction scare tactic. I have never in my life endorsed any militant or radical groups, yet now I find myself listening to them. I don’t have to agree with them to appreciate the fear which birthed their existence. Their borderline insanity presents little more than a balance to the voice of the Socialist mindset in power. Perhaps I became American by a great stroke of luck in some cosmic uterine lottery, but in my adulthood I CHOOSE to embrace it and nurture the freedoms it represents as well as the responsibilities it requires.

Your website generously offers us the opportunity to receive all communication in Spanish. ARE YOU KIDDING??? Someone has broken into our ‘house’, invaded our home without our invitation or consent. The President has insisted we keep the perpetrator in comfort and learn the perp language so we can communicate our reluctant welcome to them.

I DON’T choose to welcome them.

I DON’T choose to support them.

I DON’T choose to educate them.

I DON’T choose to medicate them, pay for their food or clothing.

American home invaders get arrested.

Please explain to me why foreign lawbreakers can enjoy privileges on American soil that Americans do not get?

Why do some immigrants have to play the game to be welcomed and others only have to break & enter to be welcomed?

We travel for a living. Walt hauls horses all over this great country, averaging over 10,000 miles a month when he is out there. He meets more people than a politician on caffeine overdose. Of all the many good folks he enjoyed on this last 10,000 miles, this trip yielded only ONE supporter of the current administration. One of us is out of touch with mainstream America . Since our poll is conducted without funding, I have more faith in it than one which is power driven.

We have decided to forward this to everyone on our mailing list, and will encourage them to do the same. With several hundred in my address book, I have every faith that the eventual exponential factor will make a credible statement to you.

I am disappointed as hell.
I am scared as hell.

I am MAD as hell, and I’m NOT gonna take it anymore!

Walt & Cyndy
Miller Farms Equine Transport

ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO KEEP THIS MOVING FORWARD.


28 posted on 05/14/2010 5:36:51 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Indy Pendance

Here are several other alternatives to AARP. National Association of Conservative Seniors (NAOCS) - naosc.us, Association of Mature Citizens (AMAC) - amac.us, American Seniors Association (ASA)- americanseniors.org, Conservative Senior Association of America (CSAA)- conservativesenior.org, Generation American - generationamerica.org, 60 Plus Association - 60plus.org

I have been a member of AMAC for over three years. The organization was founded in 2007 and as of November 2013 now has over 1,000,000 members.


29 posted on 11/21/2013 6:32:24 AM PST by AdamInMaine (Conservative alternatives to AARP, NAOCS, AMAC, ASA, CSAA, Generation America, 60Plus,)
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