Ready or Not? – AARP releases new survey showing Washingtonians in for a shock when it comes to retirement readiness

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September 21, 2016 Contact: Jason Erskine / 206-517-9345 Ready or Not? – AARP releases new survey showing Washingtonians in for a shock when it comes to retirement readiness Washington – It’s no news that many of us are not saving enough money these days, but a new statewide survey of Washington adults shows an alarming gap between what we think our financial futures hold and how prepared we are for the journey. According to the new AARP survey, “Ready or …

Volunteers Needed for AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program

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AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season by recruiting interested individuals. Tax-Aide is an AARP Foundation program that offers free tax filing help for those who need it most, especially adults 50 and older, during the tax season. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers receive training and continued support in a welcoming environment. There are a variety of roles for individuals at every level of experience who want to make a difference in …

Fight Fraud – Shred Instead! / Free Shredding and E-cycling events

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Last year, 13.1 million Americans were victims of ID Theft – that’s one person victimized every two seconds. That is why AARP and BECU invite you to bring old documents containing your personal information to our shredding trucks for free disposal on October 22, 2016. We’ll be at three locations in Tukwila, Everett and Federal Way from 9:00am – 1:00pm on Saturday, October 22 (location details below). This is a shredding and electronics recycling event.  You can bring up to three grocery bags …

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 …

Where do the candidates stand on the issues that matter most to you? – Be part of the debate

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AARP is proud to be the lead sponsor for a series of free, nonpartisan, publicly accessible debates for Governor and U.S. Senator this fall hosted by the Washington State Debate Coalition. “We believe that voters should have more information from candidates than 30 second sound bites from partisan sources,” said AARP Advocacy Director Cathy MacCaul.  “We deserve better. Debates are valuable opportunities for the public to engage with the candidates on the important issues that matter most to them.” The …

AARP Chapter News – What’s new with Spokane 384?

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By Scotty Loaiza Scotty Loaiza NINETY-SEVEN MEMBERS STRONG!!  AARP Chapter 384 continues to grow and we are shooting for 100 members! We, the Board, are so privileged to have such awesome membership. In 2015, our new commitment was donating food to Second Harvest Food Bank plus having our second annual potluck picnic.  Both were successful.  We averaged 50 pounds of food monthly to Second Harvest.  Our July potluck/picnic was attended by 25 members and the weather was gorgeous.  Louise Branson, …

AARP Gives ‘Champion of the 50+’ Award to Senator Murray for Important Work on Issues Impacting Age 50+ American Families

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For Immediate Release September 1, 2016 Contacts: Jason Erskine / 206-517-9345 Cathy MacCaul / 206-218-5915   AARP Gives ‘Champion of the 50+’ Award to Senator Murray for Important Work on Issues Impacting Age 50+ American Families Seattle, WA – Today AARP announced Senator Patty Murray as a recipient of the 2016 “Champion of the 50+” legislative leadership award for her significant achievements during the 114th Congress that benefit the lives of the 50+ and their families. Senator Murray was recognized …

Seattle Welcomed into the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities

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AARP NEWS For Immediate Release August 31, 2016 Contacts: Jason Erskine, AARP / 206-517-9345 Katherine Bush Jolly, Seattle Human Services Dept. / 206-684-0253 Seattle Welcomed into the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities Seattle – AARP announced today that Seattle has been officially designated as part of the AARP Network of Age Friendly Communities.  As the 104th community in the U.S. to sign on to the network, Seattle’s civic leaders will have access to global resources and information on age-friendly best …

Try something new with AARP and Explore U!

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  Seattle Parks Lifelong Recreation is partnering with AARP to present one time programs that are a chance for you to try something new! Have you always wanted to ride a bike to the winery, try out sailing, learn to rock climb? Here is your opportunity to experience activities in an easy, introductory and fun group setting. Grab a friend to sign up with you, or come alone and meet some new friends! Watch for “Explore U” offerings each quarter, …

New “CARE Act” law is in effect to help family caregivers

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  More than 800,000 Washingtonians care for older parents, spouses or loved ones, helping them to live independently in their own homes. These family caregivers have a huge responsibility, and on June 9, a new law took effect that will make life a little bit easier for them. The CARE (Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable) Act, or Senate Bill 6327, helps lay family caregivers when their loved ones go into the hospital and as they transition home. The CARE Act requires …