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Jason Erskine


Jason is Communications Director for AARP Washington.

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The CARE Act – Supporting WA State Seniors & Their Family Caregivers

Posted on 11/12/2015 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Millions of Americans are caring for an older parent or loved one, helping them to live independently at home – where they want to be.  These caregivers have a big job but we can help with some basic support—and commonsense solutions—to make their big responsibilities a little bit easier. That’s why AARP urges state lawmakers to enact the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act and help family caregivers as their loved ones go into the hospital and as they transition …

Bah Humbug: Washington Consumers Not Prepared for Holiday Scammers

Posted on 11/10/2015 by | AARP Washington | Comments

For Immediate Release November 10, 2015 Contact:  Jason Erskine / 206-517-9345 Bah Humbug: Washington Consumers Not Prepared for Holiday Scammers From charitable giving scams, to gift card and Wi-Fi cons, Washington holiday shoppers fail quiz on five common holiday scams Washington – With the holidays upon us, a new survey from the AARP Fraud Watch Network shows the traditional season for giving may become a peak time for taking among con-artists targeting Washington consumers.  From charitable giving scams, to gift …

Five surprising tips to look better, feel better and stay healthier

Posted on 10/28/2015 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Oral health is critical to overall health.  Here are five surprising tips to protect your oral health, save money and stay healthy. Surprise #1   – You’re more fit if your mouth is fit.  Oral health affects overall health and fitness.  Poor oral health has been linked to diabetes, heart disease and stroke.  Get regular oral health checkups to detect problems that might quickly get worse and expensive to treat.  Preventing and taking care of problems early is especially important for …

AARP’s 2015 “Life Reimagined” speaker series – next up, Nancy Pearl on Nov. 18!

Posted on 10/18/2015 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Apologies, but our Life Reimagined events with Jean Chatzky (Sept. 16), Robert Biswas-Diener (Oct. 14) and Rick Steves (Dec. 10) are full and registration is closed.  There are still seats left for Nancy Pearl on Nov. 18, so register now! For a more hands-on experience with Life Reimagined, sign up for one of our free local workshops scheduled for Nov. 7, Nov. 14 and Nov. 17.  More information and registration links are available on our website. And finally, you’ll be …

Your future is yours to define – Join us for our “Reimagine Work event” on Nov. 4

Posted on 10/12/2015 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Join Life Reimagined for a discussion on “How to Create Intentional Culture – How to define your mission, vision and values.” Hear from industry expert, Mary Marshall, CEO coach and instructor of the Small Business Administration Emerging Leaders program. Plus, you’ll have an opportunity to meet and network with other area professionals. Wednesday, November 4, 2015 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Wine World 400 NE 45th Street Seattle, WA 98105 Cost: $25.  Registration is required.  Register online at

Free event: Social Security and Medicare 101 – From Mystery to Mastery

Posted on 10/9/2015 by | AARP Washington | Comments

You work hard and deserve to retire with confidence.  But understanding Social Security and Medicare can be difficult. AARP is providing free and unbiased information to help you choose your options and make selections that best fit your needs. You will also get answers to your questions, so that you can make informed decisions. Attend this workshop and hear from Andy Landis, an expert on Social Security and Medicare and author of Social Security: The Inside Story and When I …