Million Members; Million Stories: Old Dogs Get New Homes

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-10-03T18:44:13+00:00">October 3, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-10-15T14:15:36+00:00">October 15, 2018</time> by AARP Washington

AARP members Judith and Lee Piper have a special place in their heart and home for older dogs who may be sick, struggling at a shelter, or without a place to stay because their human companions are having difficulty.  After several years of welcoming older dogs to their 5-acre property in Arlington, they stumbled onto an idea.  Let’s recruit loving families that are willing and able to care for elder canines over 8 years old AND we’ll start a non-profit, …

Age Wave Candidate Forum in Bellevue

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-09-01T15:39:00+00:00">September 1, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-09-20T13:17:59+00:00">September 20, 2018</time> by AARP Washington

Come find out where the candidates stand and tell them what you think at the Age Wave Candidate Forum on Washington’s Aging Readiness! The Age Wave is here and it is both an opportunity and a challenge.  It is a wonderful thing that people can now expect to live 20 to 30 years beyond the traditional retirement age of 65.  And, the reality is that this growing aging population is putting pressure on state-funded services and infrastructure. Come to the Age …

Scam Alert: Check that Charity

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-08-16T18:10:30+00:00">August 16, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-08-16T18:19:13+00:00">August 16, 2018</time> by AARP Washington

There are many amazing charities out there that benefit from donations. Unfortunately, scammers may try to capitalize on the generosity and good will of others by setting up fake charities and pocketing the donations. To ensure the organization you decide to donate to be worthy and doing the work they say, visit www.ftc.gov/charity for ways to verify charities. If you have doubts, there’s always the option to give directly to smaller local charities where you can more easily see the …

Scam or Summer Sale?

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-07-30T16:03:31+00:00">July 30, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-07-30T16:04:21+00:00">July 30, 2018</time> by AARP Washington

As we enter the second half of summer, many companies have mid-season sales with amazing deals. But if a sale looks too good to be true, it probably is. Beware of websites that sell high-end name brand products at a fraction of the retail price. Through these fake websites, scammers can sell knock-off products to unknowing consumers, or worse, take your credit card information and never send the items you purchased. Please be vigilant in scoping out only true online …

Washington Cities Recognized in AARP’s “Where We Live” 3rd Edition

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-07-23T17:57:51+00:00">July 23, 2018</time> by AARP Washington

Community projects in Seattle, Olympia, and Renton are recognized for their efforts to create more livable communities in AARP’s “Where We Live: Communities for All Ages” 3rd edition.  Our Washington communities are among more than 100 articles that feature the many ways communities across the nation are becoming great places to live for people of all ages. The free book series highlights inspiring ideas and solutions from America’s local leaders to improve their communities, respond to pressing issues, and build partnerships. …

Kitsap County Homes for All; Seattle Neighborhood Greenways awarded Community Challenge Grants

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-07-23T17:04:39+00:00">July 23, 2018</time> by AARP Washington

Communities across Washington are working each and every day to become more livable for residents of all ages. In support of that work, AARP is excited to be able to provide funding to organizations through the AARP Community Challenge to help them jumpstart progress on ongoing work. These “quick action” grants are being distributed to 129 organizations, with at least one in every state, Washington D.C, and Puerto Rico, including right here in Washington.  The Community Challenge grants provide communities …

Be the difference. Vote!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-06-14T19:39:00+00:00">June 14, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-07-24T18:16:23+00:00">July 24, 2018</time> by AARP Washington

AARP has launched “Be The Difference. Vote™,” a comprehensive voter engagement campaign to support Americans age 50-plus as they vote in the 2018 midterm elections. The campaign will provide information on where politicians stand on the issues and help these decisive voters hold politicians accountable for their positions this November. Washington state primary ballots were mailed on July 20.  Voters have until August 7, 2018 to turn in their ballots. Learn more about our state elections by visiting the Washington …

Help Available for Struggling Homeowners

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-05-14T19:00:23+00:00">May 14, 2018</time> by AARP Washington

Are you a homeowner who is concerned about the cost of home maintenance or repairs? Are you worried about paying your property taxes or where you will find the funds to accommodate increasing costs on a fixed income? Are you finding it difficult to keep up with your mortgage payment? You are not alone. About 29% of senior homeowners in Washington are “cost-burdened,” which means they spend more than 30% of their monthly income on housing costs. The good news …

Nominate Your Community Hero Today!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-05-08T18:49:41+00:00">May 8, 2018</time> by AARP Washington

AARP is now accepting nominations for its 2018 Washington Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors Washingtonians 50 and better who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. We know that you have seen and experienced the impact that a dedicated, caring and experienced volunteer can have on lives, programs, communities, and society. This is an opportunity to recognize that impact and to let an outstanding volunteer know their service is valued. …

Do You Have a Handle on Your Digital Identity?

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-04-29T13:17:00+00:00">April 29, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-05-11T13:17:48+00:00">May 11, 2018</time> by AARP Washington

In an age of data breaches and sophisticated identity thieves, protecting your digital information is more important than ever. According to the California-based Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, there were over 738 data breaches in 2017 exposing more than 2-billion individual’s records. In fact, experts say very few of us haven’t been affected. And while identity thieves are busy sharing and selling our personal information online, a new state survey from AARP shows Washington consumers are falling further behind in the battle …