— 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!

— For Immediate Release March 21, 2019 Contacts: Christina Clem / 206-604-9864 Cathy MacCaul / 206-218-5915 AARP, Small Businesses Urging Passage of Retirement Savings Bill SB 5740 aimed at helping more than 1.1 million WA workers with no access to workplace savings plans Olympia, WA – AARP, the Washington Hospitality Association and small businesses across the state are pressing for passage of a measure aimed at helping the more than 1.1 million Washington workers who currently have no access to workplace …

—   ACTION ALERT:  We need your help! Contact your legislators today and urge them to pass Senate Bill 5740, the “Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program.”  The insurance industry is lobbying hard against this important measure, more interested in increasing their own sales than in the well-being of Washington workers and small businesses.   Your elected leaders need to hear from you!  Click on this link to send a message to your legislator letting them know it’s time to make sure every …

— 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 …

— In 2017, 16.7 million Americans were the victims of identity theft- that is an 8% increase since 2016. That is why AARP and BECU invite you to bring old documents containing your personal information to our mobile shredding trucks for free disposal. AARP and BECU members can safely destroy documents containing sensitive and personal information, as well as recycle unwanted TVs, computers, computer monitors, laptops and cell phones on Saturday, April 20 from 9:00am – 1:00pm. Bring your documents and electronics …

— BILL STATUS UPDATE: House Bill 1087 passed the House on Feb. 21 (see AARP Statement) on a bipartisan vote of 63-33, and is pending scheduling for an Executive Session of the Senate Health and Long Term Care Committee. 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 vast and vulnerable population needs help with bathing, dressing, managing medications, preparing meals, …

— BILL STATUS UPDATE: Senate Bill 5292 (see below) passed off the Senate floor unanimously on Feb. 28, and was heard by the House Health Care & Wellness Committee on Friday, March 15.    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 variety of legislative, executive, and regulatory …

— BILL STATUS UPDATE: Senate Bill 5740 passed the Senate on Friday, March 8 (see below), and is next scheduled to be heard by the House Consumer Protection & Business Committee on Tuesday, March 19. For Immediate Release March 11, 2019 Contacts: Jason Erskine / 206-604-7085 Cathy MacCaul / 206-218-5915 State Senate Passes Bill Aimed at Helping Washingtonians Save “Secure Choice Savings Program” passes with bipartisan vote of 31-17 Olympia, WA – On Friday, March 8, the Washington State Senate took …

— 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 …

— The King County Assessor’s Office reports that thousands of state homeowners are missing out on substantial property-tax savings. AARP Washington urges those 61 or older to determine if they qualify for the state’s Senior Property Tax Exemption. To be eligible, you must have an annual household disposable income of no more than $40,000. The savings depend on income and property values. The exemptions also apply to those who retired because of disability and veterans with a service-related disability. AARP Washington …

— 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”. Episodes in Season 1. 1. Being Happier with Gretchen Rubin 2. The Good News About Aging with Dr. Laura Carstensen 3. Meditation Master …