Fraud Fighters Reach Out to Warn People of Identity Theft

Posted on 01/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work | Washington By Dana E. Neuts Last March, Leo Madden, of Seattle, discovered that the IRS had received a tax return from someone claiming to be him, requesting a refund. Madden, 82, was one of more than 1,000 victims of identity theft whose personal information was stolen from the Seattle Archdiocese in a data breach last spring. The thief did not get a refund but was never identified. Nor was it ever definitively established how the breach occurred. Madden, who volunteers for …

AARP member discount to POMPEII: The Ehxibition

Posted on 12/16/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Events | Washington Picture this: a vibrant city, rich in commerce and culture, steeped in luxury and leisure, yet destined for a cataclysmic fate. Yet, what nature destroyed, it also preserved. POMPEII: The Exhibitionopens at Pacific Science Center February 7, 2015 for a limited engagement in its final U.S. showing before returning to Italy. AARP Seattle is excited to offer discounted tickets to our members and their families. Members can receive a $3.50 ticket discount on all regularly-priced tickets, at any time, for …

Tacoma’s Ron Yaden Presented Washington Andrus Award

Posted on 12/15/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Press | Volunteering | Washington Ron Yaden of Tacoma has been honored with the 2014 AARP Washington State Andrus Award for Community Service. Ron is extraordinarily dedicated to helping his community here in the Northwest and personifies the dedication of our AARP volunteers. He works in the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program at the Ruston Senior Center, both providing tax preparation help for those who need it and training new volunteers. AARP’s “Finances 50+” series was presented by Ron and he also teaches an array of …

‘Tis the season to be wary

Posted on 12/10/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Money & Work | Washington While holiday shoppers open their wallets to spend more money, con artists are hard at work trying to find new ways to take it.  To help families protect themselves, the AARP Fraud Watch Network is highlighting three seasonal scams. 1.  Gift Card Scams Crooks grab gift cards from a rack, and quickly write down or scan the cards’ serial numbers. A few days later, they call the gift card phone number to find out how much money is on the …

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

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

Advocacy | Washington 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 …

We need your input – Developing a State Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted on 12/3/2014 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Washington Do you have thoughts on how to improve the lives of people with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias, and of their caregivers? Washington state’s Alzheimer’s Disease Working Group (ADWG) is developing a state plan to address Alzheimer’s disease – they are asking for your feedback and advice on how public and private partners can respond. You can help by completing a brief online survey to let the ADWG know what you think is needed in Washington state. Responses to the …