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— For Immediate Release May 20, 2019 Contacts: Jason Erskine / 206-604-7085 Cathy MacCaul / 206-218-5915 Governor Inslee to Sign New Bill Providing Property Tax Relief to Seniors, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans EDITOR’S NOTE: Governor Jay Inslee is scheduled to sign Senate Bill 5160 on Tuesday, May 21 at 1:30pm. Olympia, WA – AARP applauds Governor Jay Inslee and the Washington State Legislature for the bi-partisan support and passage of Senate Bill 5160, expanding Washington’s senior property tax exemption and …

— Learn essential networking and interviewing skills at our free, two-part webinar. Sharpening Your Networking & Interview Skills Part 1: Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 4 p.m. PT Part 2: Thursday, June 6, 2019, 4 p.m. PT No matter your skills or experience, getting the job often comes down to two critical factors: 1. Who you know, and 2. How you handle yourself in an interview. AARP’s free, two-part webinar, Sharpening Your Networking and Interview Skills, was created to help you hone …

— For Immediate Release May 10, 2019 Contacts: Jason Erskine / 206-604-7085 Cathy MacCaul / 206-218-5915 Washington State Pioneers New Solution to Address Long-Term Care Needs Governor Inslee set to sign bill making Washington the first-in-the-nation to provide long-term care benefit Olympia, WA – With Governor Jay Inslee’s signature on House Bill 1087 on Monday, May 13, Washington State is set to pioneer an innovative new solution aimed at addressing our growing long-term care funding crisis. The “Long-Term Care Trust Act” …

— Learn about ways to avoid illegal robocalls and phone scams in this free, two-part webinar. Who’s Really on the Line? Fending Off Illegal Robocalls & Spoofing Part 1: Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 4 p.m. PT Part 2: Thursday, May 23, 2019, 4 p.m. PT Robocalls have become an epidemic—there were nearly 48 billion of them in 2018 and phone scams are on the rise as well. Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do to protect yourself and your family from …

— Would you like to preserve a veteran’s story in the Library of Congress? We are working with the Yakima office of Congressman Dan Newhouse to provide training on how to conduct interviews to the Library’s standards and also how to submit historical material for the collection. The Library has guidelines that make it simple for you to get a good interview that will become a part of our nation’s history. Find out how from a trainer who is coming to …

— Welcome to the homepage for the AARP Washington State Podcast. Our podcast focuses on Health, Wealth & Self, and how we can make life after age 50 the best years of our lives. You can find us on iTunes and subscribe here. Or you can listen through any podcast app. Just search for “AARP Washington State Podcast”. And don’t forget to check out AARP’s national podcasts, such as The Perfect Scam, a weekly podcast from our Fraud Watch Network featuring …

— Do you know a volunteer, over the age of 50, who’s made a significant impact on your neighborhood? Now’s your chance to get them recognized – nominate that volunteer superstar for AARP’s most prestigious community service award. What is it? The Ethel Percy Andrus Award, named after AARP’s founder, aims to shine a light on outstanding local volunteers who donate their skills, time and love to their communities. AARP Washington will be accepting nominations until July 15, 2019, and the …

— Who’s Really On The Line? The barrage of automated telephone solicitations or “robo calls” we get on our home and mobile phones seems to be never-ending. In fact, robo calls coming into the U.S. have more than doubled in recent years to nearly 50 billion calls a year. To make matters worse, experts estimate that up to half of these calls may be attempts to defraud consumers – and Washington State has been hit hard by this massive increase in …

— BILL STATUS UPDATE: House Bill 1087 passed the House on Feb. 21 (see AARP Statement) on a vote of 63-33.  It passed the Senate on April 16 on a vote of 26-22 (see AARP Statement).  The House concurred with Senate amendments on April 23, clearing the way for Governor Inslee’s signature. With baby boomers soon to start turning 80, Washington State must continue our long-standing commitment to improving long-term services and supports for older people and those with disabilities. A …

— BILL STATUS UPDATE: House Bill 1087 passed the House on Feb. 21 (see AARP Statement) on a vote of 63-33.  It passed the Senate on April 16 on a vote of 26-22 (see AARP Statement).  The House concurred with Senate amendments on April 23, clearing the way for Governor Inslee’s signature. For Immediate Release April 16, 2019 Contacts: Jason Erskine / 206-604-7085 Cathy MacCaul / 206-218-5915 Statement from AARP Advocacy Director Cathy MacCaul on Today’s Senate Passage of HB 1087, …