— CHANGING AGING TOUR—Our culture tells us that aging will change us against our will, and for the worse. Internationally acclaimed longevity expert Dr. Bill Thomas argues that this is false. Blending myth and science, live music and visuals, Dr. Bill Thomas’ Changing Aging Tour is a modern day American Chautauqua barnstorming the country in a rock n’ roll tour bus to bring communities a new and highly disruptive understanding of aging. Drawing on ancient wisdom, scientific breakthroughs and powerful original …

— Here’s the latest information we have on how to meet your member of Congress during the 2017 Spring Congressional Recess, April 10th through the 21st. We’ll be updating this list and please let us know of any events you hear of at aarpwa@aarp.org. District 1 – Suzan DelBene More info: https://delbene.house.gov/ Tuesday, April 11th  7 – 8:30 p.m. Glacier Peak High School Gym 7401 144th Pl SE, Snohomish Wednesday, April 12th   7:00pm – 8:30 p.m. Lake Washington High School Gym …

— By Dana E. Neuts Barbara Torrison got the shocking call last November. It was her granddaughter, the caller said, and she was in jail in the Dominican Republic after a car accident. Torrison quickly wired $3,700, then eagerly awaited a call that her granddaughter was all right. Two days later, she called her granddaughter—who hadn’t left the country. Torrison, 71, realized she had been scammed and filed a police report. “The story was plausible, and I believed what the caller …

— Join us Wednesday, June 28 at 12:40 p.m. at Safeco Field for “AARP Day with the Seattle Mariners.”  As a special bonus, AARP members and their guests can purchase tickets at a discounted price! AARP members and their guests get a discount off Terrace-level seating. Tickets for AARP members and their guests are $44. The price includes a hot dog, salad, chips, cookies and a beverage. Members and their guests can order tickets online. Enter promo code WA50; seats will …

— You get a call from someone who says they’re from the IRS, and you owe back taxes. But do you?  A pop-up on your computer warns your machine is infected and you need immediate technical support.  Should you be worried?  You get a call: “Grandma, I need money for bail.” But is it really your grandchild?  “Imposter fraud” occurs when a scammer poses as someone they’re not in order to steal your money. These types of scams have reached epidemic …

— Thank you to the more than 8,000 people from across the state who joined us this afternoon (Wednesday, March 29) for our special telephone town hall with Governor Jay Inslee and Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler. We covered a lot of ground, including the future of health care in Washington state.  We discussed how our state stacks up to others in the nation when it comes to providing affordable accessible care; what improvements our state is making to address health care issues …

— Know an extraordinary volunteer age 50 or older? AARP’s commitment to volunteer service can be traced back to our founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, whose motto “to serve, not to be served” has shaped our community service efforts at the national, state, and local levels. Each year, AARP honors the legacy of Dr. Andrus with the AARP Washington Andrus Award for Community Service. This is the most prestigious and visible volunteer award. It recognizes individuals who are sharing their experience, …

— Last year, 13.1 million Americans were the victims of identity theft- that is one person victimized every 2 seconds. That is why AARP and BECU invite you to bring old documents containing your personal information to our mobile shredding trucks for free disposal. AARP and BECU members can safely destroy documents containing sensitive and personal information, as well as recycle unwanted TVs, computers, computer monitors, laptops and cell phones on Saturday, April 22. Bring your documents and electronics to one …

— Learn how to start or grow your small business from fellow entrepreneurs. Live SBA Entrepreneur webinar takes place on Tuesday, April 18th at 4 p.m. PT Looking to turn your unique talents, hobbies or skills into a small business? Or if you’ve already started a business, are you searching for ideas to keep your dreams of success on track? Register for the AARP webinar, From Passion to Profit, and learn from our panel of innovative and inspiring entrepreneurs as they share …

— Distracted Driving 101: It May Save Your Life Making a call on your phone. Changing the radio station. Turning to talk to kids in the back seat. These are minor tasks, but distracted driving can lead to the same devastating results as driving under the influence. Are your habits—or those of your loved one—putting you at risk? Now you can do something about it. Register now for the AARP webinar, Distracted Driving 101 on April 25, 2017 at 4 p.m. PT, …