Changes to the new WA Cares Fund also include allowing employees who live out of state and certain other groups to apply for exemptions. And the program, which was initially set to begin this year, will launch in mid-2023.
For anybody aggravated by incessant calls from scammers trying to separate them from their money, AARP Washington has a suggestion: Listen in.
AARP Community Challenge grants awarded in three Washington areas this year are funding improved access to high-speed internet, a "story trail" to help children boost physical activity while improving their reading skills, and dozens of small urban gardens.
The WA Cares Fund is a long-term care insurance benefit designed to help residents stay in their homes as they age. Workers pay in and later can tap the fund for services like home-care aides.
AARP Washington is offering Tip-Offs to Rip-Offs, interactive events that will feature resources from AARP, Nomorobo and local law enforcement agencies on robocall scams in cities across the state, including Bellingham, Olympia, Seattle, Spokane and Wenatchee.
AARP Washington is part of a Social Isolation Work Group trying creative approaches to reaching lonely people, including a laptop lending library, virtual coffee klatches, and robotic pets.
Just over 735,000 Washingtonians have no internet service. That's why AARP Washington is working with the state on “shovel-ready” projects to boost access to high-speed internet, especially in rural areas of the state.
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