Congressional Recess Town Halls

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-08-20T11:50:00+00:00">August 20, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-08-20T19:04:16+00:00">August 20, 2018</time> by AARP Washington

Here’s the latest information we have on how to meet your member of Congress during the 2018 August Congressional Recess. We’ll be updating this list and please let us know of any events you hear of at aarpwa@aarp.org. District 1 – Suzan DelBene No events scheduled. District 2 – Rick Larsen No events scheduled. District 3 – Jaime Herrera Beutler No events scheduled. District 4 – Dan Newhouse Wednesday, August 29th 2018 “Senior Symposium” When: 11:00AM to 2:00 PM Where: Omak Elks Lodge, …

Seahawks Team Up with AARP for Jobs at CenturyLink Field

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-06-15T10:30:00+00:00">June 15, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-07-10T12:39:12+00:00">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+00:00">June 14, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-06-18T14:42:39+00:00">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+00:00">June 6, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-07-30T17:46:41+00:00">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+00:00">April 24, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-05-29T17:35:18+00:00">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+00:00">April 2, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-05-02T14:32:15+00:00">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+00:00">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 …

Follow AARP Washington Online

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-11-16T16:48:00+00:00">November 16, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-02-15T15:03:28+00:00">February 15, 2018</time> by AARP Washington

  If you’d like to stay up to date with the latest from AARP’s Washington State Office, follow us on social media, get email and receive texts! You can “Like” us on Facebook here or search for “AARP Washington” in the Facebook Search Bar. Follow us on Twitter at @aarpwa. Same for Instagram at @aarpwa. Watch our many videos, especially on fraud, on YouTube at youtube.com/aarpwashington Subscribe to our AARP Washington State Podcast by searching for that title wherever you …

Help Protect Veterans from Scams

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-06-06T16:15:00+00:00">June 6, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-07-26T00:29:01+00:00">July 26, 2017</time> by AARP Washington

America’s Vets Have a New Enemy: Scammers! The bad guys deliberately call retired soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen, pretending to be old friends, offering “sure thing” investments, finding ways to steal their money. The data says it all: One in three victims of investment fraud in America are military veterans, a recent AARP study found. And the situation is only getting worse: There’s been a 65% increase in fraud complaints from vets over the past five years, notes the Federal …

Take the Dementia-Friendly Communities Survey

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-05-12T10:52:40+00:00">May 12, 2017</time> by AARP Washington

Over 100,000 people in Washington state live with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, and that number continues to grow. For many people with memory loss, social stigma and barriers to inclusion can lead to shame, fear, and isolation. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. We recognize that people with memory loss are a vital part of our communities, retain remarkable strengths and stories, and deserve the right to fully participate. Here in Washington state, we’re joining the worldwide …