New Resource in Washington State to Ensure End-of-Life Care Wishes Are Honored

Posted on 01/22/2015 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Washington By Joanne Roberts, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Providence Regional Medical Center – Everett and Chair, Honoring Choices Pacific Northwest Workgroup Wishes honored. Peace of mind. Family harmony. Quality care. These are the aspirations of a new program and website recently launched in Washington state called Honoring Choices Pacific Northwest (www.honoringchoicespnw.org). The vision is to ensure everyone in Washington state receives care that honors personal values and goals at the end of life. Led by the Washington State Hospital Association  and …

Find your “What’s Next” and free AARP events

Posted on 01/6/2015 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Events | 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 brought together the top thinkers to help create Life Reimagined, an innovative new program that helps each of us identify and achieve our goals, no matter where we are in life. Whether it’s starting a new career, building a new business or living a dream, Life Reimagined provides real help …

Living Longer, Living Smarter – Free AARP events

Posted on 01/6/2015 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Washington Thinking ahead… is your home and community a place where you could stay involved with the people and places you love?  Or would it hold you hostage if you couldn’t drive or get up and down the stairs?  Can you afford those important extras out of your retirement savings?  And what extras should you plan for?  Why should women, in particular, care about these things? AARP’s Decide.Create.Share initiative educates women about what long-term care is and the real possibilities created …

Fraud Fighters Reach Out to Warn People of Identity Theft

Posted on 01/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work | Washington By Dana E. Neuts Last March, Leo Madden, of Seattle, discovered that the IRS had received a tax return from someone claiming to be him, requesting a refund. Madden, 82, was one of more than 1,000 victims of identity theft whose personal information was stolen from the Seattle Archdiocese in a data breach last spring. The thief did not get a refund but was never identified. Nor was it ever definitively established how the breach occurred. Madden, who volunteers for …

AARP member discount to POMPEII: The Ehxibition

Posted on 12/16/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Events | Washington Picture this: a vibrant city, rich in commerce and culture, steeped in luxury and leisure, yet destined for a cataclysmic fate. Yet, what nature destroyed, it also preserved. POMPEII: The Exhibitionopens at Pacific Science Center February 7, 2015 for a limited engagement in its final U.S. showing before returning to Italy. AARP Seattle is excited to offer discounted tickets to our members and their families. Members can receive a $3.50 ticket discount on all regularly-priced tickets, at any time, for …

Tacoma’s Ron Yaden Presented Washington Andrus Award

Posted on 12/15/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Press | Volunteering | Washington Ron Yaden of Tacoma has been honored with the 2014 AARP Washington State Andrus Award for Community Service. Ron is extraordinarily dedicated to helping his community here in the Northwest and personifies the dedication of our AARP volunteers. He works in the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program at the Ruston Senior Center, both providing tax preparation help for those who need it and training new volunteers. AARP’s “Finances 50+” series was presented by Ron and he also teaches an array of …