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If you like artistic films, culturally rich movies and cinematic masterpieces, you’ll love the Seattle International Film Festival, which returns for its 42nd year from May 19 through June 12. AARP, in partnership with the festival, is offering discounts to its members and guests, who will receive $2 off any regular film screening. The 25-day event is the largest film festival in the United States, drawing more than 150,000 people every year. This year’s festival will present more than 400 …

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Come see some of the newest and best artistic and culturally significant films from around the world, May 19 – June 12, 2016 in Seattle. Discover new cultures and hear the film directors’ on-location experiences. SIFF is the largest film festival in the United States, with more than 150,000 people attending each year. The 25-day event is also the region’s most accessible and critically acclaimed festival, renowned for presenting over 400 features, short films and documentaries gathered from over 80 …

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When it comes to landing a job, you can’t just be a little better than the competition — you have to stand out from the crowd! Our interactive webinar Beat the Competition, Stand Out from the Crowd & Land Your Next Job, will help you learn dynamic ways to write cover letters and resumes that get noticed. Plus, learn how you can make an impression that helps you move from job seeker to employee. Get the details here. [Photo credit: …

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Join experts from AARP, FINRA and financial regulatory agencies for a free investor education seminar. Come to a FREE lunch and presentation and interact with financial experts.  They will explore topics such as: -How behavioral biases and emotions impact your financial decisions -Ways to make your money last -How to spot the red flags in financial scams -Steps you can take to achieve greater financial security There is no charge for the program or refreshments.  This is an educational program–no …

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Are you a family caregiver running on an empty tank? Don’t miss our interactive webinar that will help you learn how to take care of yourself as you care for a loved one. We’ll share practical advice and firsthand experience on how you can balance your physical, mental and emotional health! Register now for details. [Photo credit: i-stock.com/Cathy Yeulet]

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Join the King County Library System for a special live telephone town hall meeting with specialists from the Social Security Administration and Washington Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors. Talk about how to make the most of your Social Security benefits, health insurance and Medicare coverage. The format is like a radio talk show, but you simply listen on your phone! Our experts will even take live questions from the audience. This free event will take place on Wednesday, May 18, …

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By Debby Abe, Washington State Department of Labor & Industries Marv and Dorothy Davenport never thought they were the kind of folks who could get conned. Marv is a successful businessman who once owned a trucking business. Later, he and Dorothy operated their own gas station, RV park and mini-mart for 24 years in a rural logging community in southwest Washington. But on a sweltering August day in 2014, a stranger in a black pickup drove up to their bucolic …

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You’re Invited to Our Virtual Viewing Party: Staying Competitive with Work & Jobs! Register and watch our online lessons on your computer or mobile device. As a thank you, everyone who registers will receive a free stainless steel travel mug! Watch the videos – which will teach you how to use Twitter, LinkedIn, Blogs, YouTube and more to stay competitive in the job market.  You can take a short quiz for a chance to win our grand prize – a $250 …

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Get a peek behind the scenes of the cyberwar against fraud on a tour of the state of the art Microsoft Cybercrime Center in Redmond. Join AARP, Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit and Microsoft’s Customer Service & Support Teams for a Cybercrime Center tour where you will learn about (1) strategies on how to protect yourself from becoming a victim of cybercrime and (2) how Microsoft is using cutting edge technologies to fight cybercrime and keep your online way of life …

Governor Jay Inslee signs Substitute Senate Bill No. 6327, April 1, 2016. Relating to hospital discharge planning with lay caregivers.

Washington State has become the 22nd state in the nation to pass the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act. Passed unanimously by the Washington State Legislature during the regular session and signed by Governor Inslee late last week, Substitute Senate Bill 6327 is a common sense solution to help those caring for their older mothers, fathers, husbands, wives and other loved ones so they can live independently. The law ensures family caregivers have key support as their loved ones go …