Is Your Identity up for Grabs? – Free consumer protection events in Seattle, Spokane, Vancouver and Tri-Cities

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-05-16T12:58:00+00:00">May 16, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-05-17T18:34:26+00:00">May 17, 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 …

Catch a Ball Game with the Seattle Mariners and AARP

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-04-10T19:23:00+00:00">April 10, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-04-16T13:37:25+00:00">April 16, 2018</time> by AARP Washington

Join us Wednesday, August 1 at 1:10 p.m. at Safeco Field for “AARP Day with the Seattle Mariners” as the Mariners take on the Houston Astros.  As a special bonus, AARP members and their guests can purchase tickets at a discounted price! AARP members and their guests get a discount off Terrace-level seating. Tickets for AARP members and their guests are $46. The price includes a hot dog, salad, chips, cookies and a beverage. Members and their guests can order tickets online. Enter …

Go back to college for just one day!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-04-10T13:50:00+00:00">April 10, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-04-11T11:57:41+00:00">April 11, 2018</time> by AARP Washington

AARP sponsors “One Day University” with the Seattle Times Be bold in the pursuit of knowledge! Spend an exhilarating day attending some of the most popular lectures currently offered at the country’s top universities. On May 6, 2018, The Seattle Times presents “One Day University,” sponsored by AARP Seattle. It’s a fascinating live event with award-winning speakers and world-changing ideas. You’ll hear stars of the academic world give their most mind-blowing, thought-provoking talks – lectures that are typically reserved only …

Fight Fraud – Shred Instead! / Free Shredding and E-cycling events on April 28

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-03-14T06:29:00+00:00">March 14, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-03-15T14:36:08+00:00">March 15, 2018</time> by AARP Washington

In 2016, 15.4 million Americans were the victims of identity theft- that is a 16% increase since 2015. That is why AARP and BECU invite you to bring old documents containing your personal information to our mobile shredding trucks for free disposal. AARP and BECU members can safely destroy documents containing sensitive and personal information, as well as recycle unwanted TVs, computers, computer monitors, laptops and cell phones on Saturday, April 28.. Bring your documents and electronics to locations in Everett, …

AARP Chapter News – What’s new with Spokane 384?

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-03-01T17:55:00+00:00">March 1, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-03-26T15:58:24+00:00">March 26, 2018</time> by AARP Washington

By Leila Davis Our Spokane Chapter 384 continues to grow and new members are always welcome. We, the Board, are so privileged to have such awesome membership. Since 2015, our commitment has been to donate food to Second Harvest Food Bank.  During the year 2016, a total of 1,245 pounds of food was collected from our members. Our membership is provided updated information on many important Legislative dates and events. Each meeting features a speaker providing interesting and informative topics …

Looking for Extraordinary People Making a Difference

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-02-01T19:32:50+00:00">February 1, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-02-08T12:35:58+00:00">February 8, 2018</time> by AARP Washington

Here at AARP, we believe that making a difference doesn’t stop as you age. Millions of older adults are using their experience to give back, to solve problems, and to change lives. Do you know an extraordinary individual who is using their life experience to make a better future for all?  If so, please nominate them for the 2018 AARP Purpose Prize Award™ . “The AARP Purpose Prize is all about a new story of aging — focusing on experience …

Under Fire – New survey shows veterans are twice as likely to be victimized by scam artists

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-01-29T18:12:00+00:00">January 29, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-01-30T12:54:32+00:00">January 30, 2018</time> by AARP Washington

We’re all too familiar with how pervasive scams are in today’s marketplace.  Whether it’s the IRS Imposter Scam, the Tech Support Scam, or that winning lottery check waiting for you – just pay shipping and handling… But according to a new survey, con artists may be saving the worst of their pitches for a special group of Americans – those who have served our country. The new nationwide survey by AARP shows that military veterans are falling prey to scams …

Make a Difference in YOUR Community: Volunteer with AARP Washington!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-12-09T19:53:00+00:00">December 9, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-01-09T18:36:38+00:00">January 9, 2018</time> by AARP Washington

“It’s only in the giving of oneself to others that we truly live.” ~ Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, AARP Founder AARP is more active than ever in your community. As a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization for people aged 50-plus, with more than 950,000 members in Washington state, we provide information and resources on issues that matter most to you, your family and your friends. At AARP, one of our most valuable assets is our amazing team of volunteers. Through education, advocacy …

Are you for real? / Free “Unmasking the Imposters” events

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-08-23T19:04:00+00:00">August 23, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-09-28T14:25:35+00:00">September 28, 2017</time> by AARP Washington

You get a call from someone who says they’re from the IRS, and you owe back taxes. But do you?  A pop-up on your computer warns your machine is infected and you need immediate technical support.  Should you be worried?  You get a call: “Grandma, I need money for bail.” But is it really your grandchild?  “Imposter fraud” occurs when a scammer poses as someone they’re not in order to steal your money. These types of scams have reached epidemic …

Walk Among the Warriors Who Guarded an Emperor – AARP member discounts to the Pacific Science Center

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-05-15T18:27:00+00:00">May 15, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-06-14T15:22:30+00:00">June 14, 2017</time> by AARP Washington

Explore the secrets of ancient China when the Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor exhibition premieres April 8, 2017, at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle. This exclusive exhibit will have a five-month run, ending September 4. Seattle and Philadelphia are the only two U.S. cities that will host the display. AARP members and their guests are eligible for a 10 percent discount on admission, and will have the opportunity to come face-to-face with the real warriors and learn about …