People work hard and deserve to retire with confidence – Support “Work and Save” legislation

Posted on 03/29/2015 by | AARP Washington | Comments

AARP Home | Advocacy | Money & Work | Press People work hard and deserve to retire with confidence. But today, a secure retirement is out of reach for thousands of Washingtonian who don’t have a way to save at work. That’s why AARP Washington is advocating for the creation of a Small Business Retirement Marketplace – a new, commonsense solution that would help individuals and families save for retirement. The Small Business Retirement Marketplace would make it easier for small businesses to create retirement savings accounts for their employees. …

Attention members of the media: Super Heroes of Another Kind Converge Upon Seattle

Posted on 03/19/2015 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Advocacy | Community | Press Just days after Seattle welcomes scores of sci-fi, fantasy and comic fans of all ages to the sold out Emerald City Comicon, AARP Washington is playing host to another group of heroes – those dedicated to transforming the lives of millions of older Americans.  The White House Conference on Aging will hold the third of five regional events on April 2 on the shores of Elliot Bay at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center. Since 1961, the White House Conferences …

Nominate an Outstanding Volunteer for the AARP Andrus Award for Community Service

Posted on 03/14/2015 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Community | Volunteering Know an extraordinary volunteer age 50 or older? AARP Washington is seeking nominations for the 2015 AARP State Andrus Award for Community Service. AARP’s most prestigious Washington volunteer award recognizes individuals who are sharing their experience, talents and skills in ways that significantly enrich the lives of others. If you know of an outstanding volunteer, we want to hear about them! AARP Washington will donate $1,000 to the registered charity or non-profit of the winner’s choice.*  AARP Washington will also …

Takei, Schwartz, Steves and Gardner – Oh My! – Check out the videos from AARP’s 2014 speaker series

Posted on 03/1/2015 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Events We all think about “What’s Next?” but often wonder where to start and how to make it real. That’s why AARP Seattle presented our 2014 Life Reimagined speaker series – to help you navigate the next phase of your life. The “Life Reimagined” Speaker Series featured actor and social media phenomenon George Takei, love and relationship expert Dr. Pepper Schwartz, European travel guru Rick Steves, and inspirational success expert Chris Gardner. But no worries if you couldn’t join us.  We’ve …

Discount Tickets for Pompeii Exhibition

Posted on 03/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Uncategorized Use a discount to get an inside look at life in Pompeii, the ancient Roman city destroyed by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius almost 2,000 years ago, in a traveling exhibit at the Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. North. In its last showing before returning to Italy, Pompeii: The Exhibition is on display through May 25. Featuring more than 150 preserved artifacts including coins, cooking vessels, gladiator gear and full body casts, the exhibit is staged and subtly lit …

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

Posted on 02/24/2015 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Events | Money & Work | Uncategorized 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 mobile shredding truck for free disposal on April 18, 2015 We’ll be at three locations in Tukwila, Everett and Federal Way from 9:00am – 1:00pm on Saturday, April 18 (location details below). This is a shredding and electronics recycling event.  You can bring up to …