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Bruce Carlson

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Bruce Carlson is a Senior Program Specialist for AARP Washington.

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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 …

“Fraud Watch Network” in High Gear – Seeks Volunteers

Posted on 01/22/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

The Fraud Watch Network from AARP and the Washington State Attorney General’s Office is kicking into high gear. If you haven’t already, go to www.aarp.org/fraudwatchnetwork and sign up now to receive access to information about how to protect yourself and your family from frauds and scams. You can get our Watchdog Alerts, stay up to date on the con artists’ latest tricks, and find out what to do if you’ve been victimized. It’s free for everyone because AARP is committed …

AARP Supports STaRT Retirement Plan Legislative Proposal

Posted on 01/1/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Today, a secure retirement is out of reach for thousands of Washingtonians, especially those who work for small businesses. We need a commonsense approach that helps encourage private savings so more people can have the freedom to live independently throughout their lives. The Save Towards a Retirement Today (STaRT) legislative proposal makes it easier for small businesses to establish a basic retirement savings option for employees. Businesses with up to 100 employees would have the option of enrolling their employees …

Flash Analysis of Governor’s Supplemental Budget

Posted on 12/19/2013 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Governor Inslee’s Supplemental Budget – Flash Analysis by AARP Washington   12/18/2013 The Governor’s supplemental budget released yesterday includes small but very significant steps towards preparing for the age wave on the horizon. Overall, this budget proposal is very modest, with little new expenditure beyond the maintenance level.  As the Governor described, “This is a hold-steady budget that keeps us whole the remainder of the biennium.” In this context, it is particularly significant that the Governor made it a priority to …