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

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

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Washington 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 …

Free Movie Screening of “AND SO IT GOES” on July 10 in Seattle – SOLD OUT

Posted on 06/18/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Washington SORRY, BUT THIS SCREENING IS SOLD OUT.  PLEASE VISIT OUR SITE OFTEN FOR NOTIFICATIONS OF FUTURE MOVIE SCREENINGS. Join AARP Washington for a Free Screening of “AND SO IT GOES” on Thursday, July 10. AARP invites you and a guest to a free AARP Movies for Grownups pre-release screening of And So It Goes, starring Diane Keaton and Michael Douglas. Meet AARP staff, volunteers, and other members during the event and be sure to stop by the AARP table at …

AARP Member Discount to “The Art of Gaman” – A moving exhibition on creativity and perseverance

Posted on 06/17/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Events | Washington Arts & Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Camps AARP members can receive a $2 discount on tickets for the “Art of Gamen” by showing their AARP membership card at the Bellevue Arts Museum from July 3 – October 14. The Art of Gaman showcases more than 120 artifacts made by Japanese Americans in internment camps during World War II. It explores the creativity and ingenuity of these internees, as well as the concept of gaman, a Japanese expression for …

Food & Music for Thought – The Six Essentials for Brain Health

Posted on 06/16/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Washington   Join Brain health educator Roger Anunsen for an evening that will stimulate your senses. Learn the evidence-based essentials of successful brain aging. Come and discover how to keep all your senses enlivened! Roger Anunsen is a brain health education and program consultant based in Oregon where he teaches “The Aging Mind”, a gerontology course offered on college campuses in Portland, Oregon. Roger is a founder and co-principal in MINDRAMP Consulting that provides brain health and wellness events, programs and …

Nominate an Outstanding Volunteer for the AARP Andrus Award for Community Service

Posted on 06/10/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Volunteering | Washington AARP Washington is seeking nominations for the 2014 AARP State Andrus Award for Community Service. The association’s most prestigious volunteer tribute recognizes outstanding individuals who are sharing their experience, talents and skills to enrich the lives of others. If you know of an outstanding volunteer, we want to hear about them! AARP Washington will donate $1,000 to the registered charity of the winner’s choice.* AARP Washington will also donate $500 to the chosen charity of two finalists.* AARP Washington Andrus …

Free Movie – “Land Ho!” on June 24 in Seattle

Posted on 06/5/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Events | Washington SORRY – THIS MOVIE SCREENING IS FULL – PLEASE CHECK OUR SITE OFTEN FOR NEWS OF NEW SHOWINGS AARP Seattle invites you and a guest to a free June 24 movie screening. In Land Ho!, a pair of ex-brothers-in-law, Mitch and Colin, were close friends, but they drifted apart as Mitch and his wife divorced and Colin’s wife died. Now Mitch, a retired surgeon who can’t quite admit to being retired, recruits a reluctant Colin on a holiday to Iceland—just …