AARP Chapter News – What’s new with Spokane 384?

Posted on 10/29/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Local Resources By Scotty Loaiza Scotty Loaiza 2014 has been a busy but fun year for AARP Chapter 384, Spokane, Washington. Our dedicated chairpeople continue to do impressive work for our chapter! Perhaps, Louise Branson, makes the biggest difference in attendance. As Telephone/Social chairlady, she calls aprx 70 members to remind of meeting plus special events. Plus sends all cards. Dr. George Rice, Legislative, keeps us updated with many important dates and events. He and Art Krell volunteer at SHIBA making seniors …

Giant Clinic Offers Free Dental, Vision and Medical Care for People in Need

Posted on 09/25/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Local Resources AARP is proud to sponsor this year’s Seattle/King County Remote Area Medical Clinic.  Free dental vision and medical services will be provided from October 23 – October 26 at KeyArena at Seattle Center. Intended to serve vulnerable and underserved people in our region, Seattle/King County Clinic is truly an inclusive event providing a broad range of free services to anyone in need. Patients will register on-site only on each day of the four-day event, and they will not be asked …

AARP Chapter News – Spotlight on Spokane 384

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

Local Resources 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  …

Seattle Among Nation’s Most Walkable, But More Work Needed to Prevent Pedestrian Deaths

Posted on 05/20/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Local Resources For Immediate Release: May 20, 2014 Contact: Jason Erskine / 206-517-9345 Report finds street design plays role in tragic deaths SEATTLE, WA – The Seattle region is among the safest regions in the nation for pedestrians, ranking 49 of the 51 largest metro areas, a new report released by the National Complete Streets Coalition, a program of Smart Growth America, said. Over the decade from 2003 – 2012, 375 people were killed while walking in the Seattle. The report, Dangerous …

A Survey on Family Caregiving: Your Voice Matters!

Posted on 05/8/2014 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

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 …