Make sure your voice is heard! – Join AARP for our Legislative Luncheon in Olympia

Posted on 01/27/2015 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Advocacy Be a voice for maintaining the important programs and services that make Washington State a great place to live, work and retire.  Join AARP in Olympia on Thursday, March 12, 2015 for our AARP Legislative Luncheon. You’ll hear from State Legislators, policy experts and advocates about the pressing issues facing our elected lawmakers. Learn more about AARP priorities for the 2015 session: •    Budget •    Financial Security •    Joint Legislative Executive Committee on Aging and Disabilities •    Long Term Services …

2015 Legislative Session May Prove to be the Most Difficult in Decades

Posted on 12/9/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Advocacy By Cathleen MacCaul, AARP Washington State Advocacy Director “And in the end it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”  Abraham Lincoln When the 2015 Washington State Legislature convenes on January 12, the development of a State budget will likely create one of the most difficult sessions in decades. On the table are Supreme Court mandated McCleary obligations and budget requirements to fulfill voter approved Initiative 1351.. In total the Legislature needs to …

AARP – 2015 State Legislative Priorities

Posted on 12/1/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Advocacy AARP 2015 State Legislative Session Priorities The age wave is here. By 2030, one out of five Washingtonians will be age 65 plus, up from 12 percent today. It’s time to prepare for this huge demographic shift. AARP recommends smart budget and policy measures to take pressure off future state budgets and create a more age-friendly society. Four important areas to focus on in 2015: Long Term Care: Get Ready for Rising Demand – Most people are uninsured for long …

Heart-ing Family Caregivers Across Washington

Posted on 11/5/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Advocacy 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, …

How Will Your Elected Leaders Address the Age Wave? – Join us for a candidate forum in your community

Posted on 09/11/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Advocacy This January, a cast of new Senators and Representatives will descend on Olympia into a sea of policy and budget challenges. Before they get too distracted, let’s make sure they take note and recognize the Age Wave that is affecting our state. Today, 12 percent of Washingtonians are 65 plus. By 2030 that will grow to nearly 20 percent or one out of every five people in our state. The oldest older people are the fasted growing group – we …

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

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

Advocacy 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 …