AARP Foundation Work for Yourself@50+

Are you over 50 and looking for ways to improve your current financial situation? Have you ever dreamed of being your own boss? Work for Yourself@50+ has the information you need to succeed.

AARP Foundation’s Work for Yourself@50+ initiative will help you gain the knowledge, support, and resources you need to make informed decisions about working for yourself and learn what it takes to launch a successful self-employment venture.

The decision to start your own business can be both exciting and daunting. Work for Yourself@50+ breaks the choices down for older adults in an approachable way through five steps:

  • A careful consideration of the potential benefits and risks of working for yourself;
  • Exercises to help develop the self-employment idea;
  • A realistic overview of what it takes to pursue a self-employment opportunity;
  • Guidance to help avoid pitfalls and scams;
  • Ways to find trustworthy support and services.


REI Oklahoma will be hosting free workshops over the next several months for those Oklahomans who are 50+ that would like to learn more or take the next step in starting their own business.


June 4 | 10 AM to 12 PM | Oklahoma City

June 5 | 1 PM to 3 PM | Okmulgee

June 14 | 10 AM to 12 PM | Lawton


We are thrilled to partner with the AARP Foundation to bring the Work for Yourself@50+ initiative to Oklahoma!