Trained AARP speakers available free of charge in Puget Sound and SW Washington areas

Did you know that AARP is right here in Washington State? We’re working hard on the issues that matter to you and your family. With nearly one-million members in the state, and 38-million members nationwide, we’re committed to strengthening communities and advocating for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment.

If you’d like to learn more, we may be able to assist you by providing a speaker for your next event. The AARP Volunteer Washington Speakers Bureau delivers presentations and workshops on a wide range of topics, such as fraud and scam prevention, making your home safe and livable for a lifetime, preparing for your future, and brain health.

Trained AARP volunteer speakers are free and available now in the Puget Sound and SW Washington areas. We invite groups of 10 or more to schedule an event with us. Speakers are currently available to present on the following:

HomeFit
The goal of the AARP HomeFit program is to empower and equip individuals with information to safely remain in their home as they age. The workshop leads participants through the process of thinking about each area of their current home and whether it will meet their needs as they age, from an accessibility and livability viewpoint. In an AARP survey, eight-out-of-ten people age 45 and older say they want to remain in their homes and communities for as long as possible. The workshop offers ideas and inspiration on making modifications, ranging from simple do-it-yourself fixes to more complex solutions, depending on the individuals needs and desires. Join us at a HomeFit workshop to learn how to live comfortably, independently, and injury-free at home.
Length of Workshop: 60 minutes

Five Pillars of Brain Health
It’s never too late to take charge of your brain health! In this hour-long, interactive session you will learn about the five pillars of brain health. Discover how living an active life – by learning more, being social, staying fit, eating right and managing stress – is our best bet for maintaining our brain health. Share your brain-boosting tips and be inspired by others.
Length of Workshop: 60 minutes

Protect Yourself from Fraud and Identity Theft
Con artists don’t care how hard you’ve worked, they steal billions from Americans like you every year. AARP is arming Americans with the tools they need to spot and avoid fraud and scams so they can protect themselves and their families. Our trained speakers are ready to discuss fraud and identity theft with community groups & clubs, professional organizations, and at conferences free of charge. We’ll share an inside look at how scammers think, how to safeguard against identity theft and fraud, hear first-hand accounts from victims, and what to do if you or someone you know has been a victim.
Length of Workshop: 60 minutes

Living Longer, Living Smarter
The Living Longer, Living Smarter workshops focus on helping participants actively prepare for their futures and the need for long-term care. Participants will explore the wide range of personal choices they have in their health, home & community, finances and legal considerations.

• Your Health – You need to stay healthy to live your best life both now and in the future. Learn how your ability to live well is impacted by family health history, lifestyle modifications and types of health insurance.

• Your Home and Community – Assess whether your home and community can support your changing needs. Will your home help or hinder your quality of life as you age? Does your community offer sufficient access via public transit or automobile to help residents connect with social activities, jobs, health care, and other important services?

• Your Finances – Learn about retirement income and the cost of long-term care. Will you have enough assets to cover our increasing lifespans? Remember, Medicare usually only pays for medical care, not for long term care services and supports around the home.

• Your Wishes – Consider how you want your medical care and finances handled if you’re unable to make decisions. What have you already put into writing and what needs to be decided or updated?

Length of Workshop: Series of four workshops at 30 minutes each or a combined two-hour workshop.

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If you are looking for a speaker for an upcoming event, meeting, or conference, the AARP Volunteer Speakers Bureau is a resource for you. It’s a free service offered to the community. Click here to make your request today. Presentations are scheduled pending the availability of our trained volunteer speakers. Please allow 7 business days for our reply.

Please note that speakers are currently only available in the Puget Sound and SW Washington area. Speakers are also available to deliver presentations in Spanish, Cantonese and Mandarin in limited locations. Please contact us for additional information at aarpwa@aarp.org.

We are working towards expanding this volunteer-led team of speakers to other areas of the state. If you are interested in joining our volunteer Speakers Bureau, we’d love to have you! Please send us a message at aarpwa@aarp.org.