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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

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 Marketplace (SB …

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: A New Direction at 75

Posted on 04/6/2015 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Trudy James of Seattle never imagined herself as a filmmaker. She spent her career as a hospital chaplain and worked with AIDS patients for 20 years. But at the age of 75, she decided she had a story to tell and a mission to fulfill. She had been presenting workshops on planning for death and dying and during one of these groups, she met a participant who was a documentary filmmaker. Over coffee, Trudy and her new friend, photographer and …

Life Reimagined: “I Just Want To Give Back!”

Posted on 04/5/2015 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Janet Lam-Rogers of Seattle believes in keeping busy. As a volunteer for the American Red Cross, the Northwest Harvest food bank, a house-builder for Habitat for Humanity and a tax preparer for the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program, the 60 year old spends most of her week helping others. “I think I’m one of those fortunate people who had a very good work life,” said Janet. “But mostly I was doing a lot of planning type work that took a very long …

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 …