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Jason Erskine

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Jason is Communications Director for AARP Washington.

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Sign up for SCAM JAM - May 1 in Issaquah

Sign up for SCAM JAM – May 1 in Issaquah

Posted on 04/21/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

              Scam artists are targeting you and the people you care about Learn how to fight back and spot the cons before they spot you Whether it’s over the phone, through the mail, online or even at your doorstep, con-artists are coming up with new and devious ways to scam you and your loved ones. Millions are lost each day to cons like foreign lottery fraud, bogus investment schemes, and online scams designed to …

A Survey on Family Caregiving: Your Voice Matters!

A Survey on Family Caregiving: Your Voice Matters!

Posted on 04/21/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

The State of Washington is looking to help current and future family caregivers!  As Rosalynn Carter once said, “There are only four kinds of people in the world:  1. those who have been caregivers, 2. those who currently are caregivers, 3. those who will be caregivers, and 4. those who will need caregivers.”  We are working hard to improve information and supports for family caregivers across the state. The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) wants to …

Learn about starting a small business – free event in Spokane on April 28

Learn about starting a small business – free event in Spokane on April 28

Posted on 04/21/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Did you know one in four Americans between the ages 44 and 70 are interested in starting their own business or nonprofit venture in the next five to ten years? To support this growing population of 50+ entrepreneurs, the U.S. Small Business Administration and AARP have joined together to create the Encore Entrepreneurs initiative. Join us for a free event in Spokane on April 28 to learn about starting your own small business. Presenters will include: Joel Nania, Economic Development …

Making a Difference for Residents of Long-Term Care Facilities

Making a Difference for Residents of Long-Term Care Facilities

Posted on 04/21/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

By Sarah Villain, Communications Manager, Multi-Service Center The elderly have always held a special place in Joanne Chan’s heart.  She’s put this compassion to good use by volunteering for the Washington State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCOP) operated through Multi-Service Center. For the last three years, Joanne has visited two local long-term care facilities on a weekly basis. She talks with residents about any challenges they may be facing and distributes brochures on resident rights and LTCOP. She also follows …

Special AARP member screening of D-Day 3D: Normandy 1944

Special AARP member screening of D-Day 3D: Normandy 1944

Posted on 04/18/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

AARP members are invited to an exclusive morning screening of the new IMAX® film, D-Day 3D: Normandy 1944 on June 7 at 8:30am at Pacific Science Center. On the weekend of the 70th anniversary of D-Day, you’ll experience a tribute to the courage, ingenuity and commitment of those who gave us the freedoms we all enjoy today. Narrated by Tom Brokaw, the film will highlight science and technology advancements of WWII such as radar, jet airplanes, 2.5-ton trucks, jeeps, rockets …

Great discounts for people 60+ in Seattle/King County

Great discounts for people 60+ in Seattle/King County

Posted on 04/17/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Looking for a good discount?  Then check out the “Gold Card for Healthy Aging” from the Seattle Mayor’s Office for Senior Citizens.  The Gold Card provides people 60 years of age and older with discounts such as free admission to the Seattle Aquarium, reduced admission to the Woodland Park Zoo, a 50-percent discount on dog and cat licenses and “Golden Pets for Your Golden Years” adoptions at Seattle Animal Shelters – as well as many other services and discounts offered …