Wi-Fi Warning: Free Hot Spots Are Vulnerable

Posted on 09/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Fraud | Technology By Dana Neuts Did you know that using public Wi-Fi to access your bank account online or make credit card purchases can put your personal information at risk for fraud? Nearly half of all Internet users in Washington failed a quiz about online and wireless security, according to “Shady Signals,” a new report by AARP. “The availability of free Wi-Fi at just about every coffee shop, hotel or public gathering place offers limitless surfing possibilities for online users on the …

Find your “What’s Next” at free AARP Life Reimagined events

Posted on 08/30/2015 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Events Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda? It’s time for WILL, CAN, DID! We all think about “What’s Next” but often wonder where to start and how to make it real. That’s why AARP brought together the top thinkers to help create Life Reimagined, an innovative new program that helps each of us identify and achieve our goals, no matter where we are in life. Whether it’s starting a new career, building a new business or living a dream, Life Reimagined provides real help …

Free Fraud Watch Network events in King County – Register now!

Posted on 08/25/2015 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Events | Fraud | Money & Work Did you know that every 2 seconds someone’s identity is stolen?  We’re fighting back with the AARP Fraud Watch Network. Join us for a discussion about how to spot and avoid identity theft and fraud so you can protect yourself and your family. It’s free of charge for everyone — members, non-members and people of all ages. Because for over fifty years AARP has been committed to safeguarding Americans’ financial futures. There are more than 15 free AARP Fraud Watch …

Stop, Think & Connect – Free “Cyber Safety” events to help protect you online

Posted on 08/20/2015 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Events | Fraud The Internet is a part of our everyday lives, whether we’re socializing with friends, shopping, banking online, or simply surfing for fun.  The power of the web puts information and resources just a click away at home or at our favorite coffee shop. Staying connected and in-touch has never been so effortless. But should also be on the lookout for scammes and crooks looking to steal your personal information.  To help Washington consumers stay safer online, AARP is teaming up …

Life Reimagined: From Catching Salmon to Making Whiskey

Posted on 08/13/2015 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Community | Money & Work Mike Sherlock spent 30 years in the commercial fishing industry, first running boats in the Bering Sea and later as a shipyard owner. But at the age of 54, he decided he wanted a different kind of life. When craft liquor distilling became legal in Washington State, Mike and his partner Patti Bishop saw opportunity. Patti owned a software business and both felt like they were working 24/7. Commercial distilling was a huge leap of faith but they took it. …

Uncork your inner artist at the “Tapping Your Creativity” Paint and Sip session

Posted on 08/12/2015 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing Splash some paint, sip some wine, create a masterpiece and think about your “Life Reimagined.” The first step to creating change is becoming curious. Then you can truly shine. Try something new and step out of your comfort zone by joining us for a night to paint, brush up on your networking, and think about your Life Reimagined. Hear about “Tapping Your Creativity” from Rebecca Crichton, executive director of the Northwest Center for Creative Aging. Then local artists will guide …