A Survey on Family Caregiving: Your Voice Matters!

A Survey on Family Caregiving: Your Voice Matters!

Posted on 04/21/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Local Resources 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 …

Great discounts for people 60+ in Seattle/King County

Great discounts for people 60+ in Seattle/King County

Posted on 04/17/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Local Resources Looking for a good discount?  Then check out the “Gold Card for Healthy Aging” from the Seattle Mayor’s Office for Senior Citizens.  The Gold Card provides people 60 years of age and older with discounts such as free admission to the Seattle Aquarium, reduced admission to the Woodland Park Zoo, a 50-percent discount on dog and cat licenses and “Golden Pets for Your Golden Years” adoptions at Seattle Animal Shelters – as well as many other services and discounts offered …

Get 40% off the online AARP Safe Driver Course this month

Get 40% off the online AARP Safe Driver Course this month

Posted on 04/7/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Local Resources Cars have changed. So have traffic rules, driving conditions and the roads you travel every day. Some drivers age 50-plus have never looked back since they got their first driver’s license, but even the most experienced drivers can benefit from brushing up on their driving skills. You can save 40% off the Online Driver Safety Course, April 1st through the 30th  – Visit www.aarpdriversafety.org and enter the promotion code “APRIL40” when prompted during registration and checkout. Upon registration, participants have …

"Fraud Watch Network" in High Gear - Seeks Volunteers

“Fraud Watch Network” in High Gear – Seeks Volunteers

Posted on 01/22/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Local Resources The Fraud Watch Network from AARP and the Washington State Attorney General’s Office is kicking into high gear. If you haven’t already, go to www.aarp.org/fraudwatchnetwork and sign up now to receive access to information about how to protect yourself and your family from frauds and scams. You can get our Watchdog Alerts, stay up to date on the con artists’ latest tricks, and find out what to do if you’ve been victimized. It’s free for everyone because AARP is committed …

AARP Tax-Aide to Provide Free Tax Assistance Beginning in February

AARP Tax-Aide to Provide Free Tax Assistance Beginning in February

Posted on 01/21/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Local Resources By Janet Lam-Rogers, AARP Tax-Aide volunteer Starting February 1, AARP Foundation will again provide free tax preparation and electronic filing at sites throughout the state. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 45th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention those 60 and older.  You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this free service. AARP’s IRS tax-certified volunteer preparers can handle most common tax returns for employed …

Attention Seattle City Light Customers – you may be able to save 60% on your electric bill!

Attention Seattle City Light Customers – you may be able to save 60% on your electric bill!

Posted on 01/15/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Local Resources               Winter weather can really impact your utility bills. Did you know that you can keep yourself and your family warm this winter by saving money with the Utility Discount Program from Seattle City Light?  This income-based program provides a discount of 60% off Seattle City Light and 50% off of Seattle Public Utilities like water, sewer, and garbage.* The Utility Discount Program also offers FREE HOME ENERGY VISITS that could help you realize …