AARP and KOMO News present “Seattle for All Ages” Mayoral Debate

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What should the future of Seattle look like? How can we make the city a place where people of all ages can be healthy, independent and part of a vibrant community? (SEATTLE, WA) – On Tuesday, October 10, mayoral candidates Jenny Durkan and Cary Moon will share their views on issues like safe, walkable streets, better housing and transportation options, and opportunities for residents to connect and engage in the community life of our city no matter their age. The debate will be …

AARP Community Challenge Takes Quick Action in Seattle

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AARP Funds Age-Friendly Hackathon to Make Communities More Livable [SEATTLE, WA] —AARP Washington announces the City of Seattle, in partnership with Sound Generations, has been selected to receive a grant from the AARP Community Challenge for their hackathon dubbed A City for All. “Making Seattle the leader among Age Friendly cities is a primary goal of mine,” Councilmember Sally Bagshaw said in a statement. “This hackathon will bring together our tech savvy community, as well as those of us who …

NEW SCORECARD GIVES WASHINGTON HIGH MARKS FOR SERVING OLDER ADULTS, PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

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[SEATTLE, WA] – Washington ranks #1 when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of older residents and people with disabilities, but AARP warns more must be done, at an accelerated pace, to meet changing demographic demands.  Specific areas of concern in Washington include the need for more job opportunities for adults with disabilities who need assistance with activities of daily living. This, according to a new, comprehensive state-by-state Scorecard from AARP with support of the nation’s leading organizations …

AARP Teams with Seahawks for Jobs at CenturyLink Field

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  Want to work for the Seahawks? AARP, the Seattle Seahawks and CenturyLink Field are teaming up on a mission to fill hundreds of event and game-day  jobs at Seahawks and Sounders FC games, major concerts and other events at CenturyLink Field and the WaMu Theater. If you missed the Job Fair at CenturyLink Field, you can apply online at this link. Click here to see the positions available and submit an application. CenturyLink Field has many positions in Food & Beverage …

Volunteers Needed for Bite of Seattle July 21-23

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AARP Washington is seeking volunteers to work our booth at this year’s Bite of Seattle, July 21-23. Our area will feature several activities that are fun for all ages.  Event goers can burn off some calories by taking a spin at our bike station; pocket a few easy-to-prepare healthy recipes; play arcade-style games; and visit our virtual reality booth for a 360 degree video tour and sign up to take home a Google Cardboard VR viewer. With all this action …

What is Your Impostor IQ?

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You get a call from someone who says they’re from the IRS, and you owe back taxes. But do you?  A pop-up on your computer warns your machine is infected and you need immediate technical support.  Should you be worried?  You get a call: “Grandma, I need money for bail.” But is it really your grandchild? “Impostor fraud” occurs when a scammer poses as someone they’re not – like the IRS, a computer support technician, or a family member – in order to steal …

AARP California offering a paid internship in Sacramento

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AARP California is looking for a livable communities intern to work in our downtown Sacramento office (with a lovely view of the State Capitol, we might add). Fair warning: You will not hone your coffee-making skills at AARP. Instead, we really work to provide our interns with valuable learning experiences, so this internship is highly customizable. The position will assist our Associate State Director, Community with executing our Livable Communities (LC) Strategy and agenda, which includes: Building an awareness of …

United in Community: Bridging the Gap Across Generations

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Written by Anita Creamer In San Diego, in a unique approach to bridging the gap between young and old, 10 older adults live on campus at San Pasqual Academy as unofficial grandparents, helping mentor the 100-plus foster youth who live there. In Los Angeles, a nonprofit group called EngAGE provides intergenerational programs and lifelong learning classes for older adults who live in affordable housing in four Southern California counties (2). In San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley, the 214 older adults …

Opening Doors to Healthy Housing

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Written By Anita Creamer A house is not just a home: Affordable housing also represents health and wellbeing, especially for the vast majority of older adults who want to remain in the houses and communities they’ve loved for decades. But when costs in California’s increasingly pricey housing markets become too steep, older adults can find themselves trying to stretch fixed incomes to cover food, medical care and prescriptions as well as housing. In a real way, housing can make residents …

Navigating the Transportation Transition

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Written by Anita Creamer Even amid the California sprawl, an age-friendly community embraces the importance of transportation in maintaining quality of life for people of all ages including older adults, who may have restricted driver’s licenses or may simply not be comfortable behind the wheel any longer. After all, a driver’s license means independence to American adults. It means easy access to services and activities. More than that, it means maintaining rich connections with others. “And losing your driving ability …