Join AARP Seattle for a free screening of “BIG SONIA”

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Big Sonia Festival Teaser from Inflatable Film on Vimeo. AARP Seattle invites you to a special screening of the “AARP Movies for Grownups” Best Picture Award nominee in the Documentary category, “BIG SONIA” at the Egyptian Theater in Seattle. This free screening will feature a post-movie Q&A panel with the Seattle-based director and producers of the film, community partners, and a special appearance by the star of the movie, Sonia herself! At age 90, Holocaust survivor Sonia Warshawski is the …

Make a Difference in YOUR Community: Volunteer with AARP Washington!

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AARP is more active than ever in your community. As a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization for people aged 50-plus, with more than 950,000 members in Washington state, we provide information and resources on issues that matter most to you, your family and your friends. At AARP, one of our most valuable assets is our amazing team of volunteers. Through education, advocacy and service, AARP volunteers and staff work together to address community needs. With your skills, knowledge and wisdom, you’re uniquely …

Do you love great music? – AARP member discounts to the Seattle Symphony

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Now you can attend world-renowned Seattle Symphony concerts performing programs such as Masterworks, UnTuxed, Seattle Pops, Baroque & Wine, and National Geographic Live at the magnificent Benaroya Hall through a special program for AARP members. Selected premium events will include the opportunity to mingle, sip wine, meet new people and discuss music before the event, plus attend Pre-Concert Lectures and Ask the Artist Q&A sessions. AARP members and their guests will receive a 15% discount* on tickets by using the …

Walk Among the Warriors Who Guarded an Emperor – AARP member discounts to the Pacific Science Center

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Explore the secrets of ancient China when the Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor exhibition premieres April 8, 2017, at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle. This exclusive exhibit will have a five-month run, ending September 4. Seattle and Philadelphia are the only two U.S. cities that will host the display. AARP members and their guests are eligible for a 10 percent discount on admission, and will have the opportunity to come face-to-face with the real warriors and learn about …

AARP Washington Launches Campaign to Protect Medicare

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For Immediate Release: January 30, 2017 Contacts: Jason Erskine / 206-517-9345 Cathy MaCcaul / 206-218-5915 AARP Washington Launches Campaign to Protect Medicare Proposed ‘Voucher’ Plan Threatens Benefits of Washington Residents Washington — AARP today launched a comprehensive campaign to protect Medicare in the face of proposals by some in Congress that would hurt hardworking Washingtonians who have paid into the program their entire working lives. Congressional proposals to change Medicare into a voucher system would dramatically increase health care costs …

Help protect vulnerable adults in WA state – sign the petition!

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One out of 20 older Americans are financially mistreated or victimized to some extent by a caregiver, friend, family member, lawyer or financial adviser, according to a study by the Justice Department.  While financial exploitation can happen to anyone, older adults and people with disabilities are disproportionately targeted for this crime. Washington State Adult Protective Services data shows a 92% increase in the number of financial exploitation investigations from 2010 to 2015. With more than 10,000 people turning 65 every …

Washington State Legislators Make Bipartisan List of “Capitol Caregivers”

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For Immediate Release January 18, 2017 Contacts: Jason Erskine / 206-517-9345 Cathy MacCaul / 206-218-5915 Washington State Legislators Make Bipartisan List of “Capitol Caregivers” AARP Honors State Elected Officials for Helping Family Caregivers Washington – To recognize their work to support family caregivers in Washington State, AARP has named Governor Jay Inslee, Senator Barbara Bailey (R-10) and Representative Steve Tharinger (D-24) as 2016 “Capitol Caregivers,” a bipartisan group of elected officials representing more than 23 states.  These leaders have championed …

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Providing Free Tax Prep Help

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By Janet Lam-Rogers, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Volunteer It’s that time of year again.  Millions of low- to moderate- income people, especially those 50 and older, could use some help preparing their taxes. Volunteers for AARP Foundation Tax-Aide are ready to help make sure you get all the deductions and credits you deserve. We help people in our own communities with a much-needed service that’s free, individualized, and has no strings attached. Starting February 1, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide will provide free …

AARP MoneySmarts / Save, Invest, Protect

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The economy may be rebounding, but try telling that to the scores of Washingtonians who are still struggling to make ends meet. Whether it’s stagnant wages, increasing debt, or high consumer and housing costs, many people are finding it hard to get by day-to-day, much less think about their financial futures. When you add the growing rate of financial scams and fraud, plus an aggressive marketplace designed to get you to buy not save, it’s no wonder many consumers feel …

SDOT and AARP Seattle Partner to Achieve “Vision Zero”

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The Seattle Department of Transportation and AARP have launched a new public service campaign that highlights safety tips for people driving and walking. The campaign is part of Seattle’s Vision Zero plan to end traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2030. The campaign’s timing coincides with the increased potential for collisions during the darker and wetter months of fall and winter. Seattle is aggressively working to reduce serious and fatal collisions in Seattle through better and smarter street design (engineering), paired with targeted education and …