— AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger Washington for all ages to live, work and play. We hope you’ll join us!

— 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, …

— Attend AARP’s free, two-part webinar to find out how. Tips for Working Caregivers from Working Caregivers Part 1: Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 4 p.m. PT Part 2: Thursday, May 9, 2019, 4 p.m. PT Are you trying to balance caring for an aging or disabled loved one while working full or part time? Get the tips, ideas and support you need at AARP’s free, two-part webinar. Register today to get answers from AARP experts, a working family caregiver like you …

— Our state and national lawmakers are holding Town Halls around the state in the next week. This is a great opportunity to talk with them about the issues of concern to you. These are the sessions we are aware of. If you hear of any others, please let us know at aarpwa@aarp.org and we’ll add them to the list. All information is accurate to the best of our knowledge but it’s best to double check with the legislator’s office before …

— 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. Hosted by AARP’s Bruce Carlson 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 …

— Applications are currently being accepted through Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 11:59 p.m. ET We know that it takes time to build great communities. But, we also believe that quick action can spark longer-term progress. AARP launched the AARP Community Challenge to fund projects that build momentum for change in communities to improve livability for all local residents. The Community Challenge is open to 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4) and 501(c)(6) nonprofits and government entities.  Other types of organizations will be considered on a case-by-case basis. …

— BILL STATUS UPDATE: Senate Bill 5740 passed the Senate on Friday, March 8 with a bipartisan vote of 31-17. Click here for AARP statement on Senate passage.  It passed the House Committee on Consumer Protection and Business on April 2; passed the House Appropriations Committee on April 8; and is now heading to a House floor vote. For millions of Washingtonians, each passing second means less time to save for retirement. While the clock keeps ticking, they keep struggling to …

— 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: Senate Bill 5292 (see below) passed off the Senate floor unanimously on Feb. 28.  It passed the House Committee on Health Care & Wellness on March 27, and was referred to the House Appropriations Committee.    AARP has announced the launch of “Stop Rx Greed,” a nationwide campaign aimed at lowering prescription drug prices. The goal of AARP’s sustained campaign is to help drive down drug prices for Washingtonians and all Americans by advocating for a …

— AARP in Seattle and BECU are teaming up to help you fight fraud and prevent identity theft, one of the fastest-growing financial crimes in the nation. Shred nonessential or outdated documents containing personal information at one of three AARP- and BECU-sponsored mobile shredding events on Saturday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Everett Memorial Stadium (AquaSox parking lot), 3802 Broadway, Everett BECU Tukwila Financial Center, 12770 Gateway Drive South, Tukwila BECU’s Federal Way Pavilions NFC, 31411 Pacific Highway …

— By Chris Thomas When Linda Zahava, 73, of Seattle, gives presentations about fraud and identity theft, she uses her experience as a victim of Advanced Tech Support, a bogus company that cons people into paying for services to “fix” nonexistent computer problems. Zahava learned she’d been scammed when she attended Unmasking the Impostors, a 2017 AARP workshop. “I was volunteering at the event when the presenter said the name of the business I’d been paying money to for a couple …