Bellingham Herald: “Retired aerospace number-cruncher helps low-income people with their taxes”

Posted on 07/31/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Volunteering | Washington Check out this great Bellingham Herald profile of AARP Tax-Aide volunteer Carlton Nathon. Nathon along with hundreds of other AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers help low-to-moderate income people fill out their tax returns. According to the article, Nathon enjoys the volunteer work because he gets to help more than 100 families in a few months. “We’re heroes,” he says. “We get to do returns and make new friends.” Read the full article on the Bellingham Herald website.   More information about …

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  …