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Bruce Carlson


Bruce Carlson is a Senior Program Specialist for AARP Washington.

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Gov. Inslee Signs AARP-Backed Small Business Retirement Savings Plan Bill

Posted on 05/18/2015 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Press Release:  Gov. Jay Inslee Signs Innovative Retirement Savings Legislation Into Law Legislation Will Help Thousands of Small Business Employees Save For Retirement Contact: AARP – Cathy MacCaul 206-218-5915; EOI – Gary Burris 206-877-3672 Olympia, WA | Governor Jay Inslee signed bipartisan legislation into law today that will make it easier for thousands of private-sector, small business workers to access retirement savings programs through their employer and have the opportunity to build a financially secure future. The Small Business Retirement …

AARP WA Seeks Public Policy Intern in Seattle

Posted on 05/15/2015 by | AARP Washington | Comments

AARP Washington is looking for graduate-level public policy intern interested in addressing issues impacting the State’s aging population associated with financial security, vulnerable adults and long term care. The intern will work directly with the Advocacy Director on public policy and legislative priorities as well as assist with, community engagement, communications and data management. Duties: Research and evaluate current and new legislative priorities including identifying opportunities for collaboration and partnership. Coordinate participation of legislators at AARP-hosted community outreach events. Monitor …

Life Reimagined: From the Couch to the Boston Marathon

Posted on 04/4/2015 by | AARP Washington | Comments

John Knudson of Seattle just wanted to get in shape. He never dreamed how far his new passion for distance running would take him. Today, fifteen years after taking his first run at the age of 52, John just finished running his first Boston Marathon. “I volunteered for this health study that involved exercising a lot. I got into running then,” said John. “I hadn’t been real active. I really wanted to make a change and get physically active. I …

Are You Living “Life Reimagined”? Tell Us About It and Inspire Others!

Posted on 01/30/2015 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Life Reimagined exists to create possibilities. We provide powerful tools, resources, and inspirational content to help you reconnect with your natural gifts and talents so you can live your best life now. Life Reimagined is a community, too. We’re here to share goals and dreams, and to spark conversations that result in real change. Do you have a Life Reimagined experience to share with us? Please tell us about it! How have you changed your life for the better? We’re …

Tacoma’s Ron Yaden Presented Washington Andrus Award

Posted on 12/15/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Ron Yaden of Tacoma has been honored with the 2014 AARP Washington State Andrus Award for Community Service. Ron is extraordinarily dedicated to helping his community here in the Northwest and personifies the dedication of our AARP volunteers. He works in the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program at the Ruston Senior Center, both providing tax preparation help for those who need it and training new volunteers. AARP’s “Finances 50+” series was presented by Ron and he also teaches an array of …

Life Reimagined Volunteer Story

Posted on 02/28/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

“Sometimes life doesn’t turn out the way you planned,” according to AARP volunteer Janice Moran. Janice was downsized out of job and was thinking about what to do next. She took matters into her own hands and enrolled in Visual Communications classes at a local community college. Quickly she was able put her new skills to use by designing flyers and brochures for AARP. When the opportunity came up to attend a training session about “Life Reimagined,” she jumped at …