AARP’s Life Reimagined Speaker Series – Next up… Rick Steves!

Posted on 10/6/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Events | Washington We all think about “What’s Next” but often wonder where to start and how to make it real. That’s why AARP Seattle is inviting you to the “Life Reimagined” Speaker Series to help you navigate the next phase of your life. The “Life Reimagined” Speaker Series features actor and social media phenomenon George Takei on Sept. 18th, love and relationship expert Dr. Pepper Schwartz on October 15th, European travel guru Rick Steves on November 6th, and inspirational success expert Chris …

4-Day Clinic Offers Free Medical Care

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Washington People can receive free medical, dental and vision care at the Seattle/King County Clinic with Remote Area Medical, Oct. 23-26 at KeyArena at Seattle Center, 401 1st Street North. AARP Seattle is one of the sponsors. Operating on a first-come, first-served basis, providers will offer physicals, mammograms, flu vaccines and health screenings; dental cleanings, fillings, extractions and X-rays; eye exams and prescription eyeglasses; and more. Patients do not need to provide identification or proof of citizenship, and interpreters will be …

Giant Clinic Offers Free Dental, Vision and Medical Care for People in Need

Posted on 09/25/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Local Resources AARP is proud to sponsor this year’s Seattle/King County Remote Area Medical Clinic.  Free dental vision and medical services will be provided from October 23 – October 26 at KeyArena at Seattle Center. Intended to serve vulnerable and underserved people in our region, Seattle/King County Clinic is truly an inclusive event providing a broad range of free services to anyone in need. Patients will register on-site only on each day of the four-day event, and they will not be asked …

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

Posted on 09/25/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Events | Money & Work | Washington Last year, 12.6 million Americans were the victims of identity theft – that is one person victimized every 3 seconds.  That is why AARP and BECU invite you to bring old documents containing your personal information to our mobile shredding truck for free disposal on October 18. We’ll be at three locations in Tukwila, Everett and Federal Way from 9:00am – 1:00pm on Saturday, October 18 (location details below). This is a shredding and electronics recycling event.  You can bring …

Medicare Open Enrollment Could Mean “Open Season” for Scams

Posted on 09/25/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Money & Work | Washington Medicare Open Enrollment is just around the corner.  Beneficiaries can make changes to their Medicare Part D (prescription drugs) and Medicare Advantage plans from October 15 – December 7.   But while it’s open enrollment for beneficiaries, it’s also unfortunately open season for con-artists hoping to steal your personal and financial information.  In fact, American’s lose more than 60 billion dollars each year to Medicare fraud. Be on the lookout for Medicare fraud and follow these simple steps: •    Don’t give …

Getting Lost In Morocco

Posted on 09/25/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Volunteering | Washington By Jeremiah McDaniel, Peace Corps West Coast Region Thousands of miles from her home, Mary Liz Chaffee found herself moving along a dusty, bumpy path, deep in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco.  Alone and isolated she made her way to the family compound where she would spend the next two years of her life, a life without running water, without electricity, a life as a Peace Corps Volunteer.  For Chaffee, then 52, this was exactly where she wanted to …