— The Bite of Seattle is back from Friday, July 20, through Sunday, July 22, featuring food vendors, craft beers and cider tastings, along with live entertainment on three stages and several special events. One of the nation’s most popular food festivals, the event at Seattle Center (305 Harrison St.) will showcase more than 60 restaurants and pop-up vendors. As an event sponsor, AARP in Seattle will host a Block Party and share information about the organization’s activities. For each participant …

— Nearly 1 million AARP members call Washington home. They offer a kaleidoscope of hobbies, passions, and extraordinary experiences. This month we launch our Million Members; Million Stories project by sharing the tales of members around the state.  We begin with Seattle resident, Charles Sleicher. At 93, professional photographer and AARP Washington member, Charles Sleicher, hasn’t stopped his search for “the beautiful and unusual.” A retired professor of chemical engineering at the University of Washington, Charles has been snapping pictures since the age of …

— 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 …

— Pacific Science Center, the first U.S. museum founded as a science and technology center, has events specifically for AARP members. Bring your family, friends or out-of-town guests to enjoy a day at the Science Center. Grandparent’s Day Event On September 9, AARP members and their guests are invited to attend a special Grandparents Day event, which includes a showing of an IMAX documentary, planetarium show and lunch. Guests can also tour the permanent exhibits. Event begins at 10:30am, and the …

—   Would you like to work for the Seahawks? AARP Washington, the Seattle Seahawks and CenturyLink Field are teaming up on a mission to fill hundreds of game-day and events jobs at Seahawks and Sounders FC games, major concerts and other events at CenturyLink Field and the WaMu Theater. “We’ve found that many of our best employees are older or retired”, said Chad Scarbrough, Training and Events Manager for the Seahawks and First & Goal, Inc. “These folks are dedicated and enthusiastic …

— When the heat of competition subsides, the warmth of friendship takes over.  You never know when you’ll see a hundred-year-old man throw the shot put. Or a ninety-year-old woman earn several gold medals swimming all day. From all over the Pacific Northwest, men and women age 50 or more come to the greater Olympia area each summer to test their strength, endurance and skills at the Washington State Senior Games. Attracting nearly 2,000 athletes, the Games have created an annual …

— 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. …

— Would you like to discuss topics of interest to the 50 and better crowd? Join the conversation about age-friendly communities! Anybody can participate; no prior experience required. And you can call from the comfort of your home or office! AARP Washington, King County Library System, and Northwest Prime Time inspired us to start this series, which will occur on the 3rd Tuesday of each month (1-2 p.m.) through December. You can hold your own discussion group, too. Prime Time offers prizes! …

— 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 …

— What does it take to change behavior behind the wheel? Well, apparently an app that tracks your every move. Friendly competition and cash prizes don’t hurt either. In November 2017, the Seattle Department of Transportation kicked off an 8-week Seattle’s Safest Driver competition, in partnership with PEMCO Insurance and Cambridge Mobile Telematics. The goal was to improve driver behavior and increase awareness of Seattle’s Vision Zero efforts to end traffic deaths and serious injuries on city streets by 2030. In …