You’ve earned a say about the future of Social Security – free events

Posted on 07/29/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Advocacy | Events | Washington You’ve earned a say about the future of social security. Unfortunately, too many politicians aren’t listening. AARP believes you’ve paid into Social Security and you deserve a voice in the future of the program. That’s why we’re fighting to protect your hard-earned Social Security benefits and ensure the system stays strong for future generations. Join us for a discussion about the future of Social Security. We’ll be providing straightforward information about Social Security proposals that are being debated in Washington …

Free admission for AARP members for Grandparent’s Day – Sept. 7 at the Pacific Science Center

Posted on 07/29/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Events | Washington In recognition of National Grandparent’s Day on Sunday, September 7, AARP members can receive free admission to the Pacific Science Center from 10:00am – 6:00pm. Engage in discovery through hundreds of interactive exhibits, take steps to improve your wellness at the interactive “Wellbody Academy” and explore nature among fluttering butterflies in a lush garden setting at the Tropical Butterfly House. Not a gradparent? As an AARP member, you are welcome to attend for free. All AARP members must show their …

AARP Foundation offers free “Finances 50+” workshop in Lacey

Posted on 07/27/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Events | Money & Work | Washington                 The AARP Foundation and the Charles Schwab Foundation are working together to offer the “Finances 50+” workshop designed to help older adults who are concerned about their financial security. Whether you’re feeling overwhelmed by not enough money to go around, or simply hoping to save more toward a comfortable retirement, this program offers assistance in setting and achieving goals. The free course is offered as a multi-part series where participants will learn …

Lacey resident Named Top AARP State Official

Posted on 07/14/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

About AARP | Press | Washington AARP has announced the appointment of Lacey resident Mike Tucker as the new volunteer AARP Washington State President.  In his role, Tucker will direct the organization’s activities on behalf of more than 920,000 Washington State members, and provide leadership in long-range planning to help meet the needs of the state’s older adults and their families. “I welcome the opportunity to work with Washington’s AARP volunteers and staff,” said Tucker.  “I plan to continue our efforts around consumer protection, health care …

AARP Chapter News – Spotlight on Spokane 384

Posted on 07/7/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Local Resources | Volunteering | Washington By Mary “Scotty” Loaiza, Chapter Secretary Spokane, Washington AARP Chapter 384 is awesome due to our dedicated Committee Chairpersons!   Our officers do a fine job but our Chairpersons are the glue making us a successful Chapter. Each month this is why: Membership, Dolores Kagi, keeps track of total membership (80 and counting) and reminds us to invite new people to join.  And, she supplies all with name tags. Telephone Chair, Louise Branson calls those listed to remind of meeting, bakery  …

Attention Veterans – Beware Pension Poachers

Posted on 07/7/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Money & Work | Washington There is a growing scheme in our country, aimed at the people who served it, veterans. Pensions poachers are becoming more prevalent. Both the Federal Trade Commission and the Dept. of Veterans Affairs have issued recent warnings. The scheme involves unscrupulous financial planners or insurance agents claiming to be veteran advocates. The poachers convince veterans to reposition their assets to try to qualify for the Aid and Attendance benefit, which has specific and strict qualifications. The poachers then sell veterans …