Ethel Percy Andrus -- National Retired Teachers -- a Klos family
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Ethel Percy Andrus empathized with the plight of retired
citizens and was instrumental in founding the National Retired Teachers
Association and the American Association of Retired Persons. She desired
to assure retired Americans the support of these groups that promoted the
independence and dignity of retired citizens.
Coming from a background in urban education, Ethel became
aware of the meager pensions that retired educators struggled to live on.
The NRTA with a large membership was able to offer its members low-cost
insurance programs and in 1956, the first health insurance program for people 65
She broadened her scope of interest to found the AARP
in 1958, which offered its services to all older Americans. AARP continues
to contribute to the lives of retired citizens with programs targeting second
careers, health insurance, travel and more. AARP became a powerful
lobbying force for older adults, and Andrus was asked often by federal agencies
to advise them on problems of the aged to improve their programs and
policies. She also was the founder and editor of Modern Maturity,
AARP's popular magazine which has nationwide circulation.
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Ethel Percy Andrus
... It was dedicated in 1972 to the memory of Ethel Percy
Andrus, the founder of the
National Retired Teachers' Association and the American Association of Retired
& OREA Units
... The National Retired Teachers Association is a division of
AARP. In October 1947,
Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, a retired educator, organized NRTA in California. ...
... The Andrus Award, named in honor of the late Dr. Ethel Percy
Andrus, who founded
the National Retired Teachers Association, is presented biennially to ...
History of HRSP
... 1947, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, in California, organized the
NATIONAL RETIRED TEACHERS
ASSOCIATION (NRTA.) It is interesting to note that Dr. Andrus had two major ...
60 Plus Assocation ///
About 60 Plus
... In 1947, Ethel Percy Andrus, a principal, established the
National Retired Teachers
Association (NRTA) and, in a unique partnership with insurance executive ...
Active members of AARP or the National Retired Teachers
Association (NRTA), a division
of ... In 1947 Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus founded the NRTA as an advocate for ...
Teachers. (in MARION)
... The wisdom of Ethel Percy Andrus. Compiled by Dorothy
Crippen [and others]
Long Beach, Calif., National Retired Teachers Association . ...
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