Go back to college for just one day – AARP sponsors “One Day University” with the Seattle Times

Posted on 06/25/2015 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Events Be bold in the pursuit of knowledge! Spend an exhilarating day attending some of the most popular lectures currently offered at the country’s top universities. On October 10, 2015, The Seattle Times presents “One Day University,” sponsored by AARP Seattle. It’s a fascinating live event with award-winning speakers and world-changing ideas. You’ll hear stars of the academic world give their most mind-blowing, thought-provoking talks. Join us at the University of Washington’s Kane Hall, where you’ll spend the morning enhancing your …

Shady Signals – New Survey Shows Washington Wireless Users Unaware and Unprepared for Online Attacks

Posted on 06/10/2015 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Events | Fraud | Money & Work | Press | Technology With the latest in smart phones, tablets and wireless web access, staying connected has never been easier. The power of wireless computing and communications puts information and resources just a click away at home or at our favorite coffee shop. But a new survey of Washington web surfers shows the freedom and convenience of wireless access may come at a cost. Nearly half of Washington Internet users failed a quiz about online and wireless safety, while many admit to engaging …

Thinking about starting your own business? – Life Reimagined for Work event on July 8

Posted on 06/3/2015 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Events | Money & Work Millions of experienced workers over the age of 50 are now self-employed. Starting your own business can be an exciting and rewarding experience. It can offer numerous advantages, such as being your own boss, setting your own schedule, and making a living doing something you enjoy. Find out what you need to do to be successful at our “Life Reimagined for Work” event on Wednesday, July 8.  From getting the money you need to start a business to using the …

Try something new with AARP and “Explore U!”

Posted on 06/2/2015 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Events AARP is partnering with Seattle Parks Lifelong Recreation to present one-time programs that are a chance for you to explore.  Grab a friend to sign up with you, or come alone and meet some new friends.  Watch for “Explore U” offerings each quarter, and if you have some ideas…please let us know!  For more information call Cheryl Brown at 206-386-9106, or email Cheryl.brown@seattle.gov. Chateau Ste Michelle by Bicycle Ride with us along the shores of Lake Washington and onto the …

Stop, Think & Connect – Free “Cyber Safety” events to help protect you online

Posted on 06/1/2015 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Events | Fraud The Internet is a part of our everyday lives, whether we’re socializing with friends, shopping, banking online, or simply surfing for fun.  The power of the web puts information and resources just a click away at home or at our favorite coffee shop. Staying connected and in-touch has never been so effortless. But should also be on the lookout for scammes and crooks looking to steal your personal information.  To help Washington consumers stay safer online, AARP is teaming up …

With Social Security and Medicare, Timing is Everything

Posted on 06/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Money & Work By Bob Stephen and Rosa Maymi As you’re mapping out your retirement plan, don’t forget to include Social Security and Medicare in your thought process. When it comes to enrolling in these hugely important programs, timing is everything. Enrollment doesn’t usually happen at the same time, and both deserve special attention. Let’s take a close look at each. Social Security When You Are Eligible for Social Security Benefits Your eligibility for full Social Security benefits depends on when you were …