— Do you want to learn more about the candidates for governor and U.S. senator, and where they stand on issues from state taxes and long-term care funding to Social Security? AARP Washington is a lead sponsor of three televised debates this month, hosted by the Washington State Debate Coalition, which was established by the Seattle CityClub. Attend the debates in person or watch them on broadcast TV or live streaming, thanks to the coalition’s 80 broadcast partners. AARP joins sponsors …

— September 21, 2016 Contact: Jason Erskine / 206-517-9345 Ready or Not? – AARP releases new survey showing Washingtonians in for a shock when it comes to retirement readiness Washington – It’s no news that many of us are not saving enough money these days, but a new statewide survey of Washington adults shows an alarming gap between what we think our financial futures hold and how prepared we are for the journey. According to the new AARP survey, “Ready or …

— For Immediate Release September 1, 2016 Contacts: Jason Erskine / 206-517-9345 Cathy MacCaul / 206-218-5915   AARP Gives ‘Champion of the 50+’ Award to Senator Murray for Important Work on Issues Impacting Age 50+ American Families Seattle, WA – Today AARP announced Senator Patty Murray as a recipient of the 2016 “Champion of the 50+” legislative leadership award for her significant achievements during the 114th Congress that benefit the lives of the 50+ and their families. Senator Murray was recognized …

— AARP NEWS For Immediate Release August 31, 2016 Contacts: Jason Erskine, AARP / 206-517-9345 Katherine Bush Jolly, Seattle Human Services Dept. / 206-684-0253 Seattle Welcomed into the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities Seattle – AARP announced today that Seattle has been officially designated as part of the AARP Network of Age Friendly Communities.  As the 104th community in the U.S. to sign on to the network, Seattle’s civic leaders will have access to global resources and information on age-friendly best …

— Washington State has become the 22nd state in the nation to pass the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act. Passed unanimously by the Washington State Legislature during the regular session and signed by Governor Inslee late last week, Substitute Senate Bill 6327 is a common sense solution to help those caring for their older mothers, fathers, husbands, wives and other loved ones so they can live independently. The law ensures family caregivers have key support as their loved ones go …

— AARP NEWS AARP Washington, 9750 3rd Ave. NE, Suite 450, Seattle, WA 98115 206-517-9345, 206-517-9350 Fax, www.aarp.org/wa For Immediate Release March 16, 2016 Contacts: Jason Erskine / 206-517-9345 Cathy MacCaul / 206-218-5915 Washington Legislature Passes “CARE Act” with Unanimous Support Bill to help more than 1.2 million Washington family caregivers awaits Governor Inslee’s Signature Washington – Washington State is well on its way to becoming the 22nd state in the nation to pass the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act. …

— 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 …

— For Immediate Release January 20, 2016 Contact: Cathy MacCaul / 206-218-5915 AARP Introduces the “CARE Act” Supporting 1.2 million Family Caregivers in Washington State Olympia, Washington-   Help for millions of family caregivers across Washington State is on its way with the introduction of the “CARE Act,” House Bill 2424, legislation that recognizes the critical role family caregivers play in helping their loved ones age safely at home and out of costly institutions. The Caregiver Advise, Record and Enable Act (CARE …

— For Immediate Release December 22, 2015 Contacts: Jason Erskine / 206-517-9345 Cathy MacCaul / 206-218-5915 Four Washington State Legislators Make List of “Super Savers” and “Capitol Caregivers” AARP Honors State Elected Officials for Supporting Family Caregivers and Helping Washingtonians Save for Retirement Washington – Every day, AARP fights for Washingtonians, focused on the issues they face in their daily lives.  This work depends on the state legislators, governors and other elected officials who write, support and move legislation; who work …

— For Immediate Release November 10, 2015 Contact:  Jason Erskine / 206-517-9345 Bah Humbug: Washington Consumers Not Prepared for Holiday Scammers From charitable giving scams, to gift card and Wi-Fi cons, Washington holiday shoppers fail quiz on five common holiday scams Washington – With the holidays upon us, a new survey from the AARP Fraud Watch Network shows the traditional season for giving may become a peak time for taking among con-artists targeting Washington consumers.  From charitable giving scams, to gift …