Sandwich Generation

— Being a parent is one of the hardest jobs around! But what if you were a Family Caregiver for a loved one at the same time? It’s called the “Sandwich Generation” and people are feeling the pressure of being squeezed between all the other layers of life as a family caregiver and a parent. Register for AARP’s interactive webinar, “Family Caregivers Feeling Squeezed: Life in the Sandwich Generation.” Featuring Charima Young, ASD Outreach Georgia and Britnee Fergins, a mother of …

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— Today’s job search is dramatically different than it was when you started your career. Join AARP’s Nora Duncan for a free webinar titled “Adaptability! Using New Realities to Get a Job” Thursday evening July 21st 7PM ET/ 6PM CT. Nora will share lessons she learned while searching for a job with 15 years of experience and her personal story of what it took to get back to work during her seven and a half month job search.  Like Nora, whether …

BASEBALL

— The only thing better than summertime and baseball is discounted tickets on AARP Day with the Seattle Mariners. AARP members and their guests can purchase discounted terrace-level seats for $39 each to see the Mariners take on the Chicago White Sox at Safeco Field on Wednesday, July 20—the second year for AARP Day at the ballpark. Ticket price includes hot dogs, salads, chips, cookies, brownies, lemonade, coffee and tea. AARP members and their guests can purchase up to 19 discounted …

Caregiving Resource Center

— A new state law backed by AARP Washington aims to improve communication between hospitals and family caregivers and to ease patients’ transitions back home. The Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act, which took effect June 9, directs hospitals to notify a designated caregiver before a patient is discharged and to show the caregiver how to perform follow-up tasks the patient will need at home. Washington is the 24th state to enact such a law. In a recent AARP survey, more …

Rock climbing

—   Seattle Parks Lifelong Recreation is partnering with AARP to present one time programs that are a chance for you to try something new! Have you always wanted to ride a bike to the winery, try out sailing, learn to rock climb? Here is your opportunity to experience activities in an easy, introductory and fun group setting. Grab a friend to sign up with you, or come alone and meet some new friends! Watch for “Explore U” offerings each quarter, …

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—   More than 800,000 Washingtonians care for older parents, spouses or loved ones, helping them to live independently in their own homes. These family caregivers have a huge responsibility, and on June 9, a new law took effect that will make life a little bit easier for them. The CARE (Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable) Act, or Senate Bill 6327, helps lay family caregivers when their loved ones go into the hospital and as they transition home. The CARE Act requires …

Lighten the Load Tech_BakiBG

— Stop spending time trying and start spending more time doing when it comes to everyday technology! Now a days advancements in technology, much of which you may already own, are allowing Family Caregivers to be the best that they can. Join Tricia Sandiego and Mike Lee as they team up to maximize your potential  in AARP’s latest webinar, “Lighten the Family Caregiver Load Using Everyday Technology.” Register now to watch live at 2PM ET/ 1PM CT on Wednesday, June 29. …

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—   By Jeff Hambleton, MD June is National Smile Month, which is a good opportunity to draw attention to the importance of oral health, particularly for older adults. With water fluoridation and better dental care many people are keeping their teeth longer than ever before. But here’s a surprise for many pre-retirees. Medicare does not cover dental. In a recent state survey a majority of people 60 and older mistakenly believe that dental is part of basic Medicare. Good oral …

Mariners

—   Join us Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 12:40 p.m. at Safeco Field for AARP Day with the Seattle Mariners! Come out to the ballpark and have a good time with friends, family and fellow AARP members as the Seattle Mariners take on the White Sox. As a special bonus, AARP members can purchase tickets at a discounted price. Terrace-level tickets for AARP members and their guests are $39. The price includes a hot dog, salad, chips, cookies and a …

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— If you’re a 50+ job seeker, what’s the first thing you should do? Don’t miss our interactive webinar “Target, Conquer & Focus: Getting Back to Work” Tuesday, June 14th at 2 p.m. ET/1 p.m. CT!  Holly Brack — National Program Coordinator at AARP Foundation with over 20 years of experience teaching job search skills — will help you learn how to target your job search, conquer the job application, focus on yourself and stay strong. She’ll be joined by Back to …