Record Veterans’ Stories Event in Yakima

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-05-07T12:58:20-04:00">May 7, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-05-14T15:09:40-04:00">May 14, 2019</time> by AARP Washington

Would you like to preserve a veteran’s story in the Library of Congress? We are working with the Yakima office of Congressman Dan Newhouse to provide training on how to conduct interviews to the Library’s standards and also how to submit historical material for the collection. The Library has guidelines that make it simple for you to get a good interview that will become a part of our nation’s history. Find out how from a trainer who is coming to …

AARP Washington State Podcast – Health, Wealth & Self

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-05-01T19:52:00-04:00">May 1, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-05-08T20:16:10-04:00">May 8, 2019</time> by AARP Washington

Welcome to the homepage for the AARP Washington State Podcast. Our podcast focuses on Health, Wealth & Self, and how we can make life after age 50 the best years of our lives. You can find us on iTunes and subscribe here. Or you can listen through any podcast app. Just search for “AARP Washington State Podcast”. And don’t forget to check out AARP’s national podcasts, such as The Perfect Scam, a weekly podcast from our Fraud Watch Network featuring …

Meet Your Legislators & Members of Congress

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-04-09T15:18:00-04:00">April 9, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-04-19T12:53:40-04:00">April 19, 2019</time> by AARP Washington

Our state and national lawmakers are holding Town Halls around the state in the next week. This is a great opportunity to talk with them about the issues of concern to you. These are the sessions we are aware of. If you hear of any others, please let us know at aarpwa@aarp.org and we’ll add them to the list. All information is accurate to the best of our knowledge but it’s best to double check with the legislator’s office before …

2018 Midterm Election Events in Washington State

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-08-20T11:50:00-04:00">August 20, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-11-19T18:11:31-04:00">November 19, 2018</time> by AARP Washington

The 2018 elections are some of the most important in our lifetimes. Issues like Medicare, Social Security, prescription drugs, family caregiving, age discrimination, and Medicaid are on the line. Americans 50 and older are the nation’s most powerful voting bloc. We need to hold politicians accountable and make them pay attention to the issues that matter to 50+ Americans. Medicare is a deal that must not be broken. We must keep the promise of affordable quality health care for seniors. …

Seahawks Team Up with AARP for Jobs at CenturyLink Field

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-06-15T10:30:00-04:00">June 15, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-07-10T12:39:12-04:00">July 10, 2018</time> by AARP Washington

  Would you like to work for the Seahawks? AARP Washington, the Seattle Seahawks and CenturyLink Field are teaming up on a mission to fill hundreds of game-day and events jobs at Seahawks and Sounders FC games, major concerts and other events at CenturyLink Field and the WaMu Theater. “We’ve found that many of our best employees are older or retired”, said Chad Scarbrough, Training and Events Manager for the Seahawks and First & Goal, Inc. “These folks are dedicated and enthusiastic …

Is Your Identity Up For Grabs? – Free Consumer Protection Events in Ellensburg and Yakima

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-06-14T14:11:00-04:00">June 14, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-06-18T14:42:39-04:00">June 18, 2018</time> by AARP Washington

Is Your Identity up for Grabs? Hardly a month goes by without hearing of another data breach exposing our personal information to hackers and potential identity thieves. These breaches affect millions of individuals: Equifax – 145 million, Target – 110 million, Uber – 57 million, Home Depot – 53 million, and the list goes on and on.  In fact, experts say very few of us haven’t been affected. Worse still, identity thieves may be sharing and selling your personal information …

AARP Washington Seeks Next Volunteer State President

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-06-06T19:00:00-04:00">June 6, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-07-30T17:46:41-04:00">July 30, 2018</time> by AARP Washington

The AARP Washington State Office is currently recruiting our next Volunteer State President to help guide our work, act as an ambassador for AARP in our state and lead our corps of dedicated volunteers. With the State Director, and in collaboration with other volunteers and staff, the State President is a partner in the AARP WA strategic state plan. AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, including nearly a million members right here …

Podcast: The Good News About Aging with Dr. Laura Carstensen

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-04-24T13:27:00-04:00">April 24, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-05-29T17:35:18-04:00">May 29, 2018</time> by AARP Washington

AARP Washington State Podcast: The Good News About Aging with Stanford Professor Dr. Laura Carstensen Are older people happier? Can the last third of our lives be our best years, both for ourselves and for contribution to society? Dr. Laura Carstensen says yes! Dr. Carstensen is the founding director of the Stanford Center on Longevity at Stanford University. She maintains that the doubling of our lifespans over the past century could be the greatest cultural achievement in human history. But …

Fraud Fighter Call Center Seeks Volunteers

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-04-02T14:29:00-04:00">April 2, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-05-02T14:32:15-04:00">May 2, 2018</time> by AARP Washington

Would you like to help fight fraud in our community and join the AARP Fraud Fighter team? Volunteers at the AARP Foundation’s Fraud Fighter Call Center, based in SeaTac, offer counseling and fraud prevention tips. You’ll give consumers the tools they need to recognize the difference between “too good to pass up” and “too good to be true.” Join us in the fight against fraud. There are various shifts available and lunch is provided. There is easy access to public …

Legislative Town Halls On Tap for February

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-02-15T15:30:16-04:00">February 15, 2018</time> by AARP Washington

Would you like to talk with your state Senators and Representatives? Many are holding in-district Town Halls over the next few weeks. Below are the events we know about and we’ll be adding to the list as more are announced.   Legislative Town Halls: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17 1st District • Senator Palumbo, Representatives Kloba and Stanford When: 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. • Where: Cascadia College (18345 Campus Way NE, Bothell, WA) 5th District • Senator Mullet, Representatives Rodne and Graves …