Upcoming free events / Women to Women: Living Longer, Living Smarter

Posted on 08/6/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Do you remember the old saying, “A woman’s work is never done?” We would have to agree with it. You’ve worked hard for a place to call home, a family, a job, and maybe a few extras. But life’s still calling. Finding the time to focus on your future is particularly important for women, who generally have more years to cover in retirement with fewer resources. Join “Bankers Life and Casualty Company” and discover how you can better prepare for …

Food and Music for Thought – free event on “The six essentials for brain health”

Posted on 08/6/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Join brain health educator Roger Anunsen for a morning that will stimulate your senses. Learn the evidence-based essentials of brain aging. Come and discover how to keep all of your senses enlivened. Roger Anunsen is a founder and principal in MINDRAMP Consulting that provides brain health and wellness events, programs and educational courses. Food for Music and Thought Saturday, September 27, 2014 9:30am – 12:00 Noon Peoples Institutional Baptist Church 159 24th Ave. Seattle, WA 98122 Register ONLINE or call …

New Scorecard Gives Washington High Marks for Serving Older, Disabled Residents – but caution remains

Posted on 06/19/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Health & Wellbeing For Immediate Release June 19, 2014 Contacts:  Jason Erskine / 206-517-9345 Ingrid McDonald / 206-330-6531 New Scorecard Gives Washington High Marks for Serving Older, Disabled Residents Advocates caution that more work is needed to support families who need long term care Seattle – A new report shows that Washington State’s long term care system ranks 2nd in the nation, but AARP and other aging advocates caution that budget pressures threaten to turn the clock backwards on Washington’s high quality and …

Conference Looks at ‘Aging Your Way’

Posted on 06/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing AARP in Seattle is a key sponsor of the upcoming 2014 Community Connections Conference, “Moving from I to We,” set for Thursday, June 26. The daylong event is part of an initiative by the nonprofit agency Senior Services, called Aging Your Way, to help older people shift from a focus on individual needs to ways of working together. During the conference, facilitator Jim Diers, a community development expert, will discuss how to view family and community as a support system …

The “Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour with AARP” Provides Free Health Screenings and Services

Posted on 05/27/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Health & Wellbeing The Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour with AARP rolls in to Washington State in June as part of a nationwide tour to provide free prevention and early detection health services to underserved communities. The tour is traveling the country providing free tests, assessment, education and consulting services. The tour will include 10 stops in Bellingham, Lynnwood, Burien, Seattle, Kent, Tacoma and Federal Way. Stop by to receive a series of free tests including: total cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, body …

A Survey on Family Caregiving: Your Voice Matters!

Posted on 05/8/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Health & Wellbeing The State of Washington is looking to help current and future family caregivers!  As Rosalynn Carter once said, “There are only four kinds of people in the world:  1. those who have been caregivers, 2. those who currently are caregivers, 3. those who will be caregivers, and 4. those who will need caregivers.”  We are working hard to improve information and supports for family caregivers across the state. The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) wants to …