Join us for a Special AARP Member Telephone Town Hall with Governor Jay Inslee on Feb. 16

Posted on 02/2/2016 by | AARP Washington | Comments

AARP members are invited to a special live telephone town hall meeting with Governor Jay Inslee on Tuesday, February 16.  We will talk about the state legislative session and a series of initiatives to help ensure that people age with dignity and purpose including long term care, Medicaid expansion, the Alzheimer’s state plan and caregiving.  After the Governor, two legislators will talk about the CARE Act, a bill to support family caregivers. The format is like a radio talk show, …

Sign up for the “2016 Senior Lobby Day”

Posted on 02/1/2016 by | AARP Washington | Comments

The 2016 Senior Lobby Day will be held on Thursday February 25, 2016 at United Churches, 110 11th Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Agenda for the 2016 Senior Lobby Day will include several well known speakers and panel discussions on issues such as the Budget, Revenue, Long Term Care Support and Services, Hearing Loss & Vision and Retirement and Pensions.  Governor Jay Inslee has been invited to speak and all of the Washington …

Help support family caregivers – sign the “CARE Act” petition

Posted on 02/1/2016 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Every day, a remarkable group of 1.2 million Washingtonians performs a great labor of love: caring for aging parents and family members so they can remain in their homes. They help with meal preparation, managing finances, transportation, and much more. Many family caregivers also perform medical or nursing tasks for their loved ones — like complex medication management, wound care, and injections. Yet, most receive little or no training for these duties. That’s why AARP is working with Washington lawmakers …

Fight Fraud – Shred Instead! / Free Shredding and E-cycling events

Posted on 01/31/2016 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Last year, 13.1 million Americans were victims of ID Theft – that’s one person victimized every two seconds. That is why AARP and BECU invite you to bring old documents containing your personal information to our shredding trucks for free disposal on April 16, 2016. We’ll be at three locations in Tukwila, Everett and Federal Way from 9:00am – 1:00pm on Saturday, April 16 (location details below). This is a shredding and electronics recycling event.  You can bring up to three …

Go back to college for just one day – AARP sponsors “One Day University” with the Seattle Times

Posted on 01/30/2016 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Be bold in the pursuit of knowledge! Spend an exhilarating day attending some of the most popular lectures currently offered at the country’s top universities. On Saturday, March 5, 2016 The Seattle Times presents “One Day University,” sponsored by AARP Seattle. It’s a fascinating live event with award-winning speakers and world-changing ideas. You’ll hear stars of the academic world give their most mind-blowing, thought-provoking talks. Join us at the University of Washington’s Kane Hall, where you’ll spend the morning enhancing …

Life Reimagined: Return to the Mountains at Age 63

Posted on 01/26/2016 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Dori Gillam of Seattle is proof positive that conquering mountains – all kinds of mountains – is good for you. She climbed Mt. Rainier at age 46 and she and her friends set their sights on climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. But life had other plans. Both her parents became seriously ill and Dori put her life on hold for eight years to act as their caregiver. “It was a privilege to take care of my parents. It was a huge responsibility but it was …