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

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-04-22T13:27:00+00:00">April 22, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-05-22T17:09:18+00:00">May 22, 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 …

Envision an Age-Friendly City with PechaKucha Seattle on April 5th

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-03-27T17:44:29+00:00">March 27, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-04-03T13:28:50+00:00">April 3, 2018</time> by AARP Washington

PechaKucha Night Seattle, in partnership with AARP Seattle, is proud to present PKN SEA vol. 73: Age-Friendly City. PechaKucha Nights are fun gatherings where creative people share ideas in the PechaKucha format (20 images, 20 seconds each – no exceptions!). PechaKucha Nights Seattle has chosen an “Age-Friendly City” for its 73rd edition on Thursday evening, April 5th. Come visualize Seattle’s future in a fast-paced and dynamic event at the Seattle Central Library. Hosted by AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy …

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 …

Congressional Recess Town Halls

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-06-30T11:50:00+00:00">June 30, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-07-05T14:19:15+00:00">July 5, 2017</time> by AARP Washington

Here’s the latest information we have on how to meet your member of Congress during the 2017 Fourth of July Recess, running July 1st through the 9th. 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 Job Fair Rep. Newhouse invites you to attend his …

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 …

Thousands Sign Petition Urging State Legislature to Better Protect Vulnerable Adults from Financial Exploitation

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-02-14T14:41:50+00:00">February 14, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-02-14T15:10:44+00:00">February 14, 2017</time> by AARP Washington

For Immediate Release: February 14, 2017 Contacts: Jason Erskine / 206-517-9345 Cathy MacCaul / 206-218-5915 Advocates deliver nearly eight-thousand petitions today at State Capitol Olympia – “The person who victimized my grandma started by stealing her financial security, but in the end she stole so much more than just money,” says Amy Lecoq. “She stole part of my grandma’s person; the part that was trusting, confident, healthy, independent and proud of herself.” Camano Island resident Lecoq told the story about …

Gordon Olson Completes His Term as AARP Driver Safety State Coordinator

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-01-26T21:54:05+00:00">January 26, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-01-27T12:25:57+00:00">January 27, 2017</time> by AARP Washington

AARP Washington would like to say thank you our outgoing Driver Safety State Coordinator, Gordon Olson. Gordon steps down from the top volunteer leadership role after serving two four year terms, managing 130 volunteers in Washington State. “Gordon Olson has been a long standing volunteer, committed and dedicated to the success of the AARP Driver Safety program in Washington as State Coordinator,” said Kyle Rakow, vice president and national director of AARP Driver Safety. “Our hardworking volunteers serve as our …