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Jason Erskine


Jason is Communications Director for AARP Washington.

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Uncork your inner artist at the “Tapping Your Creativity” Paint and Sip session

Posted on 08/12/2015 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Splash some paint, sip some wine, create a masterpiece and think about your “Life Reimagined.” The first step to creating change is becoming curious. Then you can truly shine. Try something new and step out of your comfort zone by joining us for a night to paint, brush up on your networking, and think about your Life Reimagined. Hear about “Tapping Your Creativity” from Rebecca Crichton, executive director of the Northwest Center for Creative Aging. Then local artists will guide …

FREE EVENT: Catch the world’s leading expert on outsmarting con artists…in your neighborhood

Posted on 08/11/2015 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Between the ages of 16 and 21, he successfully posed as an airline pilot, an attorney, a doctor and cashed millions in fraudulent checks. In case you didn’t read the best-selling book…spoiler alert…he got caught and his exploits were depicted in the movie Catch Me If You Can starring Leonardo DiCaprio. For over 40 years, Frank W. Abagnale has advised the FBI on how to outsmart con artists. He is one of the world’s most respected authorities on forgery, embezzlement …

AARP’s 2015 “Life Reimagined” speaker series – first up, Jean Chatsky on Sept. 16!

Posted on 08/10/2015 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Sometimes life takes you in a different direction than where you thought you’d go.  But it’s never too late to make a change, and we can help guide you.  Now is the time for you to dust off a few dreams. That is why AARP is inviting you to the Life Reimagined speaker series to help you reflect on your goals and aspirations for the next phase of your life. Sometimes the process of doing something different can be daunting.  …

Think you’re getting old, Social Security Turns 80

Posted on 08/10/2015 by | AARP Washington | Comments

By Kirk Larson Social Security Washington State Public Affairs Specialist Eighty years ago, on August 14, 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law. As the face of America has evolved over the course of the last eight decades, so has the Social Security Administration.  Social Security has expanded its safety net to provide benefits for retirees, people with disabilities, spouses and children of deceased workers. The agency has evolved to serve the needs of a …

Stop, Think & Connect – Free “Cyber Safety” events to help protect you online

Posted on 08/10/2015 by | AARP Washington | Comments

The Internet is a part of our everyday lives, whether we’re socializing with friends, shopping, banking online, or simply surfing for fun.  The power of the web puts information and resources just a click away at home or at our favorite coffee shop. Staying connected and in-touch has never been so effortless. But should also be on the lookout for scammes and crooks looking to steal your personal information.  To help Washington consumers stay safer online, AARP is teaming up …

The Washington Small Business Retirement Marketplace: A New Way to Save

Posted on 08/5/2015 by | AARP Washington | Comments

What is the Washington Small Business Retirement Marketplace?   The Washington State Legislature recently passed the Small Business Retirement Marketplace. It is a market-based approach to make it easier and less expensive for small businesses to offer retirement savings options to their employees. Employers with fewer than 100 employees will have access to a “marketplace” of private retirement plan options for their employees to help them take charge of their financial future. – Participation in the marketplace is voluntary for …