New Survey Shows Washingtonians Overwhelmingly Support Measures to Help Family Caregivers

Posted on 02/11/2016 by | AARP Washington | Comments

For Immediate Release: February 11, 2016 Contacts: Jason Erskine / 206-517-9345 Cathy MacCaul / 206-218-5915 New Survey Shows Washingtonians Overwhelmingly Support Measures to Help Family Caregivers Advocates deliver thousands of petitions supporting “The CARE Act” to key legislators Washington – AARP Washington today released findings of a new statewide survey highlighting the experiences, challenges and needs of family caregivers in the state. The survey results emphasize the important role an estimated 1.25 million Washingtonians play throughout the year as family …

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

Posted on 02/8/2016 by | AARP Washington | Comments

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 …

Join us for a Special AARP Member Telephone Town Hall with Governor Jay Inslee on Feb. 16

Posted on 02/2/2016 by | AARP Washington | Comments

AARP members are invited to a special live telephone town hall meeting with Governor Jay Inslee on Tuesday, February 16.  We will talk about the state legislative session and a series of initiatives to help ensure that people age with dignity and purpose including long term care, Medicaid expansion, the Alzheimer’s state plan and caregiving.  After the Governor, two legislators will talk about the CARE Act, a bill to support family caregivers. The format is like a radio talk show, …

Sign up for the “2016 Senior Lobby Day”

Posted on 02/1/2016 by | AARP Washington | Comments

The 2016 Senior Lobby Day will be held on Thursday February 25, 2016 at United Churches, 110 11th Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Agenda for the 2016 Senior Lobby Day will include several well known speakers and panel discussions on issues such as the Budget, Revenue, Long Term Care Support and Services, Hearing Loss & Vision and Retirement and Pensions.  Governor Jay Inslee has been invited to speak and all of the Washington …

Help support family caregivers – sign the “CARE Act” petition

Posted on 02/1/2016 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Every day, a remarkable group of 1.2 million Washingtonians performs a great labor of love: caring for aging parents and family members so they can remain in their homes. They help with meal preparation, managing finances, transportation, and much more. Many family caregivers also perform medical or nursing tasks for their loved ones — like complex medication management, wound care, and injections. Yet, most receive little or no training for these duties. That’s why AARP is working with Washington lawmakers …

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

Posted on 01/31/2016 by | AARP Washington | Comments

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 shredding trucks for free disposal on April 16, 2016. We’ll be at three locations in Tukwila, Everett and Federal Way from 9:00am – 1:00pm on Saturday, April 16 (location details below). This is a shredding and electronics recycling event.  You can bring up to three …