Take the Dementia-Friendly Communities Survey

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Over 100,000 people in Washington state live with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, and that number continues to grow. For many people with memory loss, social stigma and barriers to inclusion can lead to shame, fear, and isolation. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. We recognize that people with memory loss are a vital part of our communities, retain remarkable strengths and stories, and deserve the right to fully participate. Here in Washington state, we’re joining the worldwide …

Congressional Recess Town Halls

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Here’s the latest information we have on how to meet your member of Congress during the 2017 Spring Congressional Recess, April 10th through the 21st. We’ll be updating this list and please let us know of any events you hear of at aarpwa@aarp.org. District 1 – Suzan DelBene More info: https://delbene.house.gov/ Tuesday, April 11th  7 – 8:30 p.m. Glacier Peak High School Gym 7401 144th Pl SE, Snohomish Wednesday, April 12th   7:00pm – 8:30 p.m. Lake Washington High School Gym …

Thousands Sign Petition Urging State Legislature to Better Protect Vulnerable Adults from Financial Exploitation

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For Immediate Release: February 14, 2017 Contacts: Jason Erskine / 206-517-9345 Cathy MacCaul / 206-218-5915 Advocates deliver nearly eight-thousand petitions today at State Capitol Olympia – “The person who victimized my grandma started by stealing her financial security, but in the end she stole so much more than just money,” says Amy Lecoq. “She stole part of my grandma’s person; the part that was trusting, confident, healthy, independent and proud of herself.” Camano Island resident Lecoq told the story about …

Gordon Olson Completes His Term as AARP Driver Safety State Coordinator

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AARP Washington would like to say thank you our outgoing Driver Safety State Coordinator, Gordon Olson. Gordon steps down from the top volunteer leadership role after serving two four year terms, managing 130 volunteers in Washington State. “Gordon Olson has been a long standing volunteer, committed and dedicated to the success of the AARP Driver Safety program in Washington as State Coordinator,” said Kyle Rakow, vice president and national director of AARP Driver Safety. “Our hardworking volunteers serve as our …

Colton Couple Recognized by AARP Washington for Volunteerism

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Dan and Joyce Leonard of Colton have been recognized by AARP Washington for exemplary volunteerism and community service. AARP Washington recognized Dan and Joyce, along with two others, as part of the 2016 AARP Andrus Award for Community Service. The Andrus Award is AARP’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service to honor individuals and couples for their remarkable volunteer efforts that have greatly benefited their communities, supported AARP’s vision and mission, and inspired other volunteers. In Dan and Joyce’s honor, …

Ocean Shores Food Bank Director Named 2016 Andrus Award Recipient

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The director of the Ocean Shores Food Bank has been named the recipient of the 2016 AARP Ethel Percy Andrus Award for Community Service for Washington State. The Andrus Award is AARP’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service.  AARP Washington selected Leon Brauner for his remarkable service which has greatly benefited his community, supported AARP’s vision and mission, and inspired other volunteers. “Leon’s work with the Ocean Shores Food Bank stood out both for his own contributions and how he’s …

Bank of America Offers Caregiving Tips

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In recognition of National Family Caregiving Month, Bank of America has put together an infographic with facts and tips for caregivers. Caregivers are a top priority for AARP and we are working with others like Bank of America to bring much-needed support and information for this rapidly growing group. Click here to see the graphic. For more on AARP’s caregiving program, please visit here. boa-eldercare-infogrphaic-v43

AARP “Day in Olympia” is Feb. 14th at the Capitol

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Join us for AARP Washington’s Day in Olympia on February 14th. We’ll meet in the Columbia Room on the ground floor of the Capitol for a discussion of the issues of concern to Washingtonians age 50+ and talk about how to take action in the Legislative session. Hear from legislators, AARP staff and volunteers, and special guests. You’ll also have an opportunity to meet with your state lawmakers. Plus a free lunch is part of the event! If you are …

Fight Fraud – Shred Instead

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AARP is teaming up with BECU to help fight financial fraud through a free shredding event. On Saturday, October 22nd, members can safely dispose of their sensitive personal paperwork at three BECU locations in Tukwila, Federal Way and Everett. We are looking for volunteers to help with this event at all three locations. If you can help direct traffic, assist with unloading cars, serve as a greeter or help out in any way, please contact our Outreach Director Amanda Frame at …

New Volunteer Lead for Updated Volunteer Portal

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Stacie Hawkins of Normandy Park is the new Washington State volunteer lead for the updated and revised AARP Volunteer Portal online system. Stacie went to AARP headquarters in Washington, DC in May to receive specialized training on the Volunteer Portal and is available to assist other volunteers in our state with organizing, reporting, and receiving reimbursement for expenses incurred in their activities. The purpose of the Volunteer Portal website, which volunteers can access through their own computers, is to enable people to …