AARP The Magazine

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AARP The Magazine
July/August 2006 cover featuring Colin Powell
Editor Nancy Perry Graham
Categories Lifestyle
Frequency Bi-monthly[clarification needed]
Total circulation
First issue 1958; 57 years ago (1958) (as Modern Maturity)
2002; 13 years ago (2002) (changed name to AARP The Magazine)
Company AARP
Country United States
Based in Washington, D.C.
Language English
ISSN 1541-9894
OCLC number 50718933

AARP The Magazine is an American bi-monthly magazine, published by AARP, which focuses on aging issues.

History and operations[edit]

Established in 1958, it was known until 2002 as Modern Maturity.[clarification needed]

The editor is Nancy Perry Graham; the managing editor is John Stoltenberg.

The magazine is sent to every AARP member, and thus is the largest circulation magazine in the United States; it has held that position since the late 1980s.[2] The circulation of the magazine was 23,748,475 copies in 2010 where it was 22,407,421 in 2011.[3]

AARP thus was the largest circulation magazine in the United States until 2010, when the magazine published by the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, namely, The Watchtower, now has the highest circulation in the world, exceeding 45 million copies, and the second being the Awake! at 44 million. AARP magazine is now the 3rd in the list.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Consumer Magazines". Alliance for Audited Media. Retrieved February 10, 2014. 
  2. ^ AARP Magazine
  3. ^ Katerina-Eva Matsa; Jane Sasseen and Amy Mitchell. "Magazines: By the Numbers". State of the Media. Retrieved 9 October 2013. 

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