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.

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