Insight: A Low Vision Expo, May 17

Insight: A Low Vision Expo, May 17

Posted on 04/15/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Washington Many people with vision loss experience “phantom images” that are often pleasant images such as butterflies, flowers, or even friendly faces.  These visual hallucinations, while lovely, can be unsettling for the person experiencing them. The source of these phantom images is known as Charles Bonnet Syndrome that mysteriously appears with vision loss. Former Harvard Professor, Dr. Mary Lou Jackson is an ophthalmologist and leading researcher on Charles Bonnet Syndrome.  She will present the morning keynote presentation, “Phantom Vision: Charles Bonnet …

Sign up for SCAM JAM - May 1 in Issaquah

Sign up for SCAM JAM – May 1 in Issaquah

Posted on 04/14/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Events | Money & Work | Washington               Scam artists are targeting you and the people you care about Learn how to fight back and spot the cons before they spot you Whether it’s over the phone, through the mail, online or even at your doorstep, con-artists are coming up with new and devious ways to scam you and your loved ones. Millions are lost each day to cons like foreign lottery fraud, bogus investment schemes, and online scams designed to …

Get 40% off the online AARP Safe Driver Course this month

Get 40% off the online AARP Safe Driver Course this month

Posted on 04/7/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Local Resources | Washington Cars have changed. So have traffic rules, driving conditions and the roads you travel every day. Some drivers age 50-plus have never looked back since they got their first driver’s license, but even the most experienced drivers can benefit from brushing up on their driving skills. You can save 40% off the Online Driver Safety Course, April 1st through the 30th  – Visit www.aarpdriversafety.org and enter the promotion code “APRIL40” when prompted during registration and checkout. Upon registration, participants have …

Fraud Watch Alert – beware of consumer rip-offs by mudslide charity scams

Fraud Watch Alert – beware of consumer rip-offs by mudslide charity scams

Posted on 04/2/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Money & Work | Washington As donors consider contributing to relief efforts for the Snohomish County mudslide tragedy, Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Secretary of State Kim Wyman are urging consumers to be on guard against scam artists who try to take advantage of the situation. The officials joined forces with the Better Business Bureau in reminding consumers that rip-off artists follow news coverage of natural disasters like this one and swoop in under the guise of helping victims, but end up victimizing the well-intended …

Free movie tickets!  The Railway Man on April 15 - SOLD OUT

Free movie tickets! The Railway Man on April 15 – SOLD OUT

Posted on 04/2/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Events | Washington Thank you for your interest in our free movie showing.  Unfortunately, we are full.  Please check back on this webpage often for notifications of future free screenings.   AARP Seattle invites you and a guest to a free April 15 screening of “The Railway Man,” starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman. Based on the bestselling autobiography, The Railway Man tells the extraordinary and epic true story of Eric Lomax (Firth), a British Army officer who is tormented as a prisoner …

Find your “What’s Next” with AARP’s Life Reimagined

Find your “What’s Next” with AARP’s Life Reimagined

Posted on 04/2/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Events | Home & Family | Washington       Woulda’, Coulda’, Shoulda’?  It’s time for WILL, CAN, DID! We all think about “What’s Next” but often wonder where to start and how to make it real. That’s why AARP is offering “Life Reimagined,” an innovative new program that helps each of us identify and achieve our goals, no matter where we are in life. Sometimes the process of doing something different can be daunting. And maybe you need a little encouragement to take that next step. …