Advocacy alert!! Call your legislator now to support “Work and Save” legislation

Posted on 02/26/2015 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. …

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 …

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

Posted on 02/23/2015 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 …

Living Longer, Living Smarter – Free AARP events

Posted on 02/20/2015 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Events | Uncategorized Thinking ahead… is your home and community a place where you could stay involved with the people and places you love?  Or would it hold you hostage if you couldn’t drive or get up and down the stairs?  Can you afford those important extras out of your retirement savings?  And what extras should you plan for?  Why should women, in particular, care about these things? AARP’s Decide.Create.Share initiative educates women about what long-term care is and the real possibilities created …

Nearly 14,000 people join in for a special telephone town hall with Governor Jay Inslee

Posted on 02/2/2015 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Advocacy | Events Nearly 14,000 people from around the state joined AARP for a special telephone town hall with Governor Jay Inslee on Feb. 18.  We talked to the Governor about this year’s legislative session and some of the important budget and policy issues facing our state. The Governor touched on a range of issues including transportation, financial security and retirement readiness, state budget and revenue, long-term care services and supports, and health care. No worries though if you missed the call, we …

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is Providing Free Tax Prep Help

Posted on 02/2/2015 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Press By Janet Lam-Rogers, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Volunteer It’s that time of year again – Tax Time!  If you could use a helping hand, AARP Foundation is providing free tax preparation and electronic filing at sites throughout the state. AARP-Tax-Aide is totally free; you do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this free service. 2014 tax returns reflect a change as the result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  And for those who did …