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

Money & Work | Press | Washington 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

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Washington 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, …

Dreaming About Your Future?

Posted on 11/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Washington By Leslee Jaquette Drawing on a background in sales and human resource management, Dori Gillam, 62, of Seattle, has for 15 years run a consulting business, Creative Leadership Resources, for boomers on how to make career changes. Two years ago, she began conducting workshops called Positive Endings, advising clients on end-of-life planning. Her path to an encore career was similar to the course of introspection laid out in the AARP Life Re­imagined program. Inspired by the book of the same …

AARP’s Life Reimagined Speaker Series – Check out the videos

Posted on 10/31/2014 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 …

AARP Chapter News – What’s new with Spokane 384?

Posted on 10/29/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Events | Local Resources | Volunteering | Washington By Scotty Loaiza Scotty Loaiza 2014 has been a busy but fun year for AARP Chapter 384, Spokane, Washington. Our dedicated chairpeople continue to do impressive work for our chapter! Perhaps, Louise Branson, makes the biggest difference in attendance. As Telephone/Social chairlady, she calls aprx 70 members to remind of meeting plus special events. Plus sends all cards. Dr. George Rice, Legislative, keeps us updated with many important dates and events. He and Art Krell volunteer at SHIBA making seniors …

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 …