Dr. Bill Thomas’ Changing Aging Tour comes to Seattle

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CHANGING AGING TOUR—Our culture tells us that aging will change us against our will, and for the worse. Internationally acclaimed longevity expert Dr. Bill Thomas argues that this is false. Blending myth and science, live music and visuals, Dr. Bill Thomas’ Changing Aging Tour is a modern day American Chautauqua barnstorming the country in a rock n’ roll tour bus to bring communities a new and highly disruptive understanding of aging. Drawing on ancient wisdom, scientific breakthroughs and powerful original …

Catch a Ball Game with the Seattle Mariners and AARP

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Join us Wednesday, June 28 at 12:40 p.m. at Safeco Field for “AARP Day with the Seattle Mariners.”  As a special bonus, AARP members and their guests can purchase tickets at a discounted price! AARP members and their guests get a discount off Terrace-level seating. Tickets for AARP members and their guests are $44. The price includes a hot dog, salad, chips, cookies and a beverage. Members and their guests can order tickets online. Enter promo code WA50; seats will …

Are you for real? / Free “Unmasking the Imposters” consumer events in Seattle and Tri-Cities

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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?  “Imposter fraud” occurs when a scammer poses as someone they’re not in order to steal your money. These types of scams have reached epidemic …

Statewide AARP teletown hall with Governor Inslee and Insurance Commissioner Kreidler

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Thank you to the more than 8,000 people from across the state who joined us this afternoon (Wednesday, March 29) for our special telephone town hall with Governor Jay Inslee and Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler. We covered a lot of ground, including the future of health care in Washington state.  We discussed how our state stacks up to others in the nation when it comes to providing affordable accessible care; what improvements our state is making to address health care issues …

Know an extraordinary volunteer age 50 or older?

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Know an extraordinary volunteer age 50 or older? AARP’s commitment to volunteer service can be traced back to our founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, whose motto “to serve, not to be served” has shaped our community service efforts at the national, state, and local levels. Each year, AARP honors the legacy of Dr. Andrus with the AARP Washington Andrus Award for Community Service. This is the most prestigious and visible volunteer award. It recognizes individuals who are sharing their experience, …

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

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Last year, 13.1 million Americans were the victims of identity theft- that is one person victimized every 2 seconds. That is why AARP and BECU invite you to bring old documents containing your personal information to our mobile shredding trucks for free disposal. AARP and BECU members can safely destroy documents containing sensitive and personal information, as well as recycle unwanted TVs, computers, computer monitors, laptops and cell phones on Saturday, April 22. Bring your documents and electronics to one …

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 …