The Korean Association of Retired Persons(KARP) is an international, not for profit, non-governmental organization affiliated with the United Nations. It is dedicated to serving the interests and needs of 11 million Koreans and Korean-Americans ages 50+ in both Korea and the United States.
Since its inception in New York 1996, KARP has been active in providing tangible services not only to its members, but also to the communities as a whole. As a result, KARP has realized a significant growth from its original 20 charter members to its current base of approximately 100,000. This continually expanding membership base represents an impressive position within the ageing societies in the USA and in Korea.
The primary objective of KARP is to assist and advocate Koreans and Korean-Americans in adapting their lifestyles as they age. Our association works both on a personal and a global level information exchange and clearing house on matters concerning ageing, legislation, and regulatory issues that affect the quality of life of the community. KARP also functions as a catalyst to further the mutually beneficial relationships between the NGOs of the United Nations around the globe. Through our activities on the local, national, and international level, KARP is devoted to the betterment of the Ageing issues on the globe.
In our enduring commitment to serve our members, KARP continues to develop and implement innovative programs. These programs, both currently ongoing or being planned for the near future, include the following:
|KARP's Monthly Magazine||WHO " Active Ageing" Walkthon|
|Annual Awards Banquet||Motor-Korea|
|Membership Service Programs||Walk-Korea|
|Domestic NGO Coalition||456 Festival|
|UN & International NGO Coalition||KARP Street Fair|
|Advocacy||Research & Monitoring|
|Sr. Simulator Program||Encore Shops|
US IRS 501-C-3 federal tax-exempt organization, affiliated with UN NGOs, aimed to advance and enrich Ageing Koreans.