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Hi, I’m Arpibot. I’m here to help you stay connected.

If you have ever experienced feelings of loneliness, you are not alone. Among adults age 45 and older, 1 in 3 report experiencing loneliness. For this reason, at AARP Foundation we are exploring creative ways to help you (and others who have reported experiencing loneliness) rebuild social connections and stay connected — to each other and to your communities.

We invite you to connect with Arpibot, a social support chatbot designed to address issues related to social isolation and loneliness.

Let’s get started!

Getting started is easy

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It’s really that easy. Arpibot will start to learn more about you to give you a personalized coaching experience.

TAP TO SEND SMS TO 845-210-6472

Commonly asked questions about Arpibot

Why is AARP Foundation interested in social isolation and loneliness?
In 2010, AARP conducted a national survey of U.S. adults age 45 and older to better understand loneliness among midlife and older adults. Since the survey’s release eight years ago, the field has evolved and AARP Foundation’s focus has expanded to include social isolation. Find out more, here.

How will you use my information?
​With your permission, we will be monitoring your usage of the chatbot. All data collected by the chatbot is also confidential and will be used only to improve its usability, value, and performance. The data collected by the chatbot, to which you grant us consent, is subject to the rights and requirements outlined in the attached legal terms.

Pertaining specifically to questions asked within the chatbot and external questionnaires:

  • All of your responses will be confidential in that none of your answers will be linked to your name, and we will never share your name or your phone number.
  • We will use the information you provide only to develop and improve our programs.
  • Whether or not you complete the questionnaire will have no effect on your participation on Arpibot
  • We would appreciate it if you answer all of the questions to the best of your ability and memory.  However, you are free to skip any questions you do not want to answer

How do I end my communication with Arpibot?

At any point in the conversation, you can always respond STOP to end the conversation.

Is Arpibot completely free?
By texting the number above, you are opting in to receive text messages from AARP Foundation to the number you provide to us. The message frequency will vary by account. Your consent to receive these messages is not a condition to make a purchase. Message and data rates may apply. Text STOP to cancel. Text HELP for help. Full Terms & Privacy here.

Where do I provide feedback?
Please use the feedback form to send us your thoughts about Arpibot. What do you like best? What could be improved?

Can I provide screenshots?
Yes, the feedback form allows for screenshots to be uploaded.

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