— 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!

— There are many amazing charities out there that benefit from donations. Unfortunately, scammers may try to capitalize on the generosity and good will of others by setting up fake charities and pocketing the donations. To ensure the organization you decide to donate to be worthy and doing the work they say, visit www.ftc.gov/charity for ways to verify charities. If you have doubts, there’s always the option to give directly to smaller local charities where you can more easily see the …

— Here’s the latest information we have on how to meet your member of Congress during the 2018 August Congressional Recess. We’ll be updating this list and please let us know of any events you hear of at aarpwa@aarp.org. District 9 – Adam Smith Town Hall Meeting Date: Saturday, August 18, 2018 Time: 11:00am Location: Garfield Community Center 2323 East Cherry St Seattle, WA 98122 More info: https://adamsmith.house.gov/about/events District 1 – Suzan DelBene No events scheduled. District 2 – Rick Larsen …

— Get Information on the Skills to Get Your Next Job Attend AARP’s live online workshop Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 4-5 p.m. PT When it comes to finding a new job, everyone could improve their networking and interview skills—especially in today’s ultra-competitive market. The good news is, there are some tips and ideas that can help you stand out from the crowd and secure the position you want. Sharpening Your Networking and Interview Skills is a live online workshop based on …

— As we enter the second half of summer, many companies have mid-season sales with amazing deals. But if a sale looks too good to be true, it probably is. Beware of websites that sell high-end name brand products at a fraction of the retail price. Through these fake websites, scammers can sell knock-off products to unknowing consumers, or worse, take your credit card information and never send the items you purchased. Please be vigilant in scoping out only true online …

— Community projects in Seattle, Olympia, and Renton are recognized for their efforts to create more livable communities in AARP’s “Where We Live: Communities for All Ages” 3rd edition.  Our Washington communities are among more than 100 articles that feature the many ways communities across the nation are becoming great places to live for people of all ages. The free book series highlights inspiring ideas and solutions from America’s local leaders to improve their communities, respond to pressing issues, and build partnerships. …

— Communities across Washington are working each and every day to become more livable for residents of all ages. In support of that work, AARP is excited to be able to provide funding to organizations through the AARP Community Challenge to help them jumpstart progress on ongoing work. These “quick action” grants are being distributed to 129 organizations, with at least one in every state, Washington D.C, and Puerto Rico, including right here in Washington.  The Community Challenge grants provide communities …

— Get Helpful Guidance at Our Online Q&A Webinar Prepare to Care: Paying for Your Loved One’s Care Part 1: Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 4 – 4:30 p.m. PT Part 2: Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 4 – 4:30 p.m. PT It can happen suddenly. One day, a loved one might be relatively healthy. The next, they could be facing a serious — and costly — health challenge. Don’t wait for a crisis to occur before talking to your loved one about …

— AARP members and their guests will be in high spirits on Wednesday, Aug. 1, for AARP Day with the Seattle Mariners. The home team will take on the Houston Astros at Safeco Field at 1:10 p.m., and AARP members can get discounted admission. The $46 tickets include terrace-level seating, plus a hot dog, salad, chips, cookies and a soft drink. To order, go to mariners.com/aarp and use promo code WA50. AARP invites baseball fans to drop by its booth at …

— 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 …