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Jason Erskine


Jason is Communications Director for AARP Washington.

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AARP member discount to POMPEII: The Ehxibition

Posted on 12/16/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Picture this: a vibrant city, rich in commerce and culture, steeped in luxury and leisure, yet destined for a cataclysmic fate. Yet, what nature destroyed, it also preserved. POMPEII: The Exhibitionopens at Pacific Science Center February 7, 2015 for a limited engagement in its final U.S. showing before returning to Italy. AARP Seattle is excited to offer discounted tickets to our members and their families. Members can receive a $3.50 ticket discount on all regularly-priced tickets, at any time, for …

‘Tis the season to be wary

Posted on 12/10/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

While holiday shoppers open their wallets to spend more money, con artists are hard at work trying to find new ways to take it.  To help families protect themselves, the AARP Fraud Watch Network is highlighting three seasonal scams. 1.  Gift Card Scams Crooks grab gift cards from a rack, and quickly write down or scan the cards’ serial numbers. A few days later, they call the gift card phone number to find out how much money is on the …

2015 Legislative Session May Prove to be the Most Difficult in Decades

Posted on 12/9/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

By Cathleen MacCaul, AARP Washington State Advocacy Director “And in the end it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”  Abraham Lincoln When the 2015 Washington State Legislature convenes on January 12, the development of a State budget will likely create one of the most difficult sessions in decades. On the table are Supreme Court mandated McCleary obligations and budget requirements to fulfill voter approved Initiative 1351.. In total the Legislature needs to …

We need your input – Developing a State Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted on 12/3/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Do you have thoughts on how to improve the lives of people with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias, and of their caregivers? Washington state’s Alzheimer’s Disease Working Group (ADWG) is developing a state plan to address Alzheimer’s disease – they are asking for your feedback and advice on how public and private partners can respond. You can help by completing a brief online survey to let the ADWG know what you think is needed in Washington state. Responses to the …

ID Thieves Embrace New High-tech Tools as Consumers Fall Further Behind in Fight to Protect Their Identities

Posted on 11/19/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

AARP News For Immediate Release: November 19, 2014 Contact:  Jason Erskine / 206-517-9345 New report reveals Washingtonians are stuck in analog world as ID thieves go digital Washington – A new state survey shows that consumers continue to put themselves at risk of identity theft by ignoring simple protection tips like shredding personal documents, checking credit reports and locking mailboxes.  But the report, along with recent eye-opening interviews with convicted ID thieves, reveal Washingtonians are falling further behind in the …

Heart-ing Family Caregivers Across Washington

Posted on 11/5/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

By AARP State President Mike Tucker “One might think that the toughest part of caregiving would revolve around shopping, cooking, cleaning and other household duties, interspersed with organizing medications, but it’s not,” says Stuart.  “The greatest challenge is keeping a positive attitude, along with faith and hope, not only for the patient, but also for myself as caregiver,” he says. Stuart is one of more than 1.25 million Washingtonians who perform a great labor of love: caring for aging parents, …