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Jason Erskine


Jason is Communications Director for AARP Washington.

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Are you a small business professional? Join us at the 2015 Seattle Small Business Expo.

Posted on 07/6/2015 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Come visit AARP Washington at the Seattle Small Business Expo on Thursday, July 16th. We’ll be sharing information about the recently passed Small Business Retirement Marketplace ─ a market-based approach to make it easier and less expensive for small businesses to offer retirement savings options to their employees. Today, a secure retirement is out of reach for millions of Americans, especially those who work for small businesses. Lack of savings puts individuals at risk of slipping into poverty when they retire …

Want to help us fight scams? – Become a volunteer fraud fighter!

Posted on 07/1/2015 by | AARP Washington | Comments

The Fraud Watch Network from AARP and the Washington State Attorney General’s Office is kicking into high gear. Consumers across the state are eager to hear how they can avoid scams and fraud, but we need more volunteer speakers to help us spread the word! We invite individuals who are looking for meaningful volunteer work and who like to speak in public to please call (206) 517-9389 for information about the program, and to register for the free volunteer training …

Save The Date – Join us to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid

Posted on 07/1/2015 by | AARP Washington | Comments

This summer, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will recognize ways in which Medicare and Medicaid have transformed the nation’s health care system over the past five decades.  As we mark the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid, we are reminded of the critical role these programs play in protecting the health and well-being of millions of families and improving America’s economic security. These are life changing programs that keep Americans healthy. To commemorate the anniversary, CMS Region …

Go back to college for just one day – AARP sponsors “One Day University” with the Seattle Times

Posted on 06/25/2015 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Be bold in the pursuit of knowledge! Spend an exhilarating day attending some of the most popular lectures currently offered at the country’s top universities. On October 10, 2015, The Seattle Times presents “One Day University,” sponsored by AARP Seattle. It’s a fascinating live event with award-winning speakers and world-changing ideas. You’ll hear stars of the academic world give their most mind-blowing, thought-provoking talks. Join us at the University of Washington’s Kane Hall, where you’ll spend the morning enhancing your …

Shady Signals – New Survey Shows Washington Wireless Users Unaware and Unprepared for Online Attacks

Posted on 06/10/2015 by | AARP Washington | Comments

With the latest in smart phones, tablets and wireless web access, staying connected has never been easier. The power of wireless computing and communications puts information and resources just a click away at home or at our favorite coffee shop. But a new survey of Washington web surfers shows the freedom and convenience of wireless access may come at a cost. Nearly half of Washington Internet users failed a quiz about online and wireless safety, while many admit to engaging …

Thinking about starting your own business? – Life Reimagined for Work event on July 8

Posted on 06/3/2015 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Millions of experienced workers over the age of 50 are now self-employed. Starting your own business can be an exciting and rewarding experience. It can offer numerous advantages, such as being your own boss, setting your own schedule, and making a living doing something you enjoy. Find out what you need to do to be successful at our “Life Reimagined for Work” event on Wednesday, July 8.  From getting the money you need to start a business to using the …