— [SEATTLE, WA] – Washington ranks #1 when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of older residents and people with disabilities, but AARP warns more must be done, at an accelerated pace, to meet changing demographic demands.  Specific areas of concern in Washington include the need for more job opportunities for adults with disabilities who need assistance with activities of daily living. This, according to a new, comprehensive state-by-state Scorecard from AARP with support of the nation’s leading organizations …

—   Want to work for the Seahawks? AARP, the Seattle Seahawks and CenturyLink Field are teaming up on a mission to fill hundreds of event and game-day  jobs at Seahawks and Sounders FC games, major concerts and other events at CenturyLink Field and the WaMu Theater. If you missed the Job Fair at CenturyLink Field, you can apply online at this link. Click here to see the positions available and submit an application. CenturyLink Field has many positions in Food & Beverage …

— By Dana E. Neuts Last fall Leslie Meyer, 61, volunteered for Big Brothers Big Sisters, where she was matched with 10-year-old Elizabeth, a Russian girl who came to America with her mother and brother when she was 5. “I realized being a Big Sister could make a difference in a girl’s life,” said Meyer, a retired insurance broker from Kirkland. “I wanted to be a support system.” Serving as Elizabeth’s mentor, Meyer takes her “little sister” on weekly outings to …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— Explore the secrets of ancient China when the Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor exhibition premieres April 8, 2017, at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle. This exclusive exhibit will have a five-month run, ending September 4. Seattle and Philadelphia are the only two U.S. cities that will host the display. AARP members and their guests are eligible for a 10 percent discount on admission, and will have the opportunity to come face-to-face with the real warriors and learn about …

— Over 100,000 people in Washington state live with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, and that number continues to grow. For many people with memory loss, social stigma and barriers to inclusion can lead to shame, fear, and isolation. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. We recognize that people with memory loss are a vital part of our communities, retain remarkable strengths and stories, and deserve the right to fully participate. Here in Washington state, we’re joining the worldwide …

— Join us for free webinars and live chats on how to use the latest tech tools. Technology can help you connect with friends and family, drive more safely, control home automation, search for jobs, care for loved ones, learn new skills, and more. But there’s so much new “tech” that it can be hard to keep track of it and how it can help you. Register for AARP’s Online Technology Fair and gain access to free live webinars, video chats …

Governor Signs Mississippi Caregiver Act

— A state law enacted last year can keep family caregivers better informed when a loved one receives hospital care. Even so, many Washington residents are unaware of the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act and how it affects their lives. The AARP state office aims to ensure that Washingtonians understand the law and is distributing a wallet card summarizing the basics. Every hospital patient has an opportunity to designate a caregiver. The hospital must record the caregiver’s contact information, keep …

— 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 …