— 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!

— 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 …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— AARP invites our members and their guests to join us at One Day Universities’ presentation of  “Destination Moon” at the Museum of Flight. Join Columbia astronomy Professor David Helfand in a discussion about the universe at this limited-seating event, and then visit the new Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission exhibition before the museum opens its doors to the public. The exhibition includes more than 20 one-of-a-kind artifacts from the Smithsonian, many flown on the historic mission. “Destination Moon” at …

— Join us Wednesday, July 24 at T-Mobile Park for “AARP Day with the Seattle Mariners” as the Mariners take on the Texas Rangers.  As a special bonus, AARP members and their guests can purchase tickets at a discounted price! Bring your kids or grandkids for a fun time at the ballpark! 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 (regular, vegan or …

— 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 …

— AARP Washington and financial cooperative BECU are offering document-shredding services to protect people and their financial assets from fraud. On Saturday, Oct. 20, free shredding and e-cycle events will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at these locations: BECU Tukwila Financial Center, Everett Mall, BECU Federal Way Pavilions, Spokane’s North Town Mall on Division Street, and Spokane Valley Mall on East Indiana Avenue. Individuals may shred up to three grocery bags of documents containing sensitive personal information and …

— AARP sponsors “One Day University” with the Seattle Times Be bold in the pursuit of knowledge! Spend an exhilarating day attending some of the most popular lectures currently offered at the country’s top universities. On October 6, The Seattle Times presents “One Day University,” sponsored by AARP Seattle. It’s a fascinating live event with award-winning speakers and world-changing ideas. You’ll hear stars of the academic world give their most mind-blowing, thought-provoking talks – lectures that are typically reserved only for …

— The 2018 elections are some of the most important in our lifetimes. Issues like Medicare, Social Security, prescription drugs, family caregiving, age discrimination, and Medicaid are on the line. Americans 50 and older are the nation’s most powerful voting bloc. We need to hold politicians accountable and make them pay attention to the issues that matter to 50+ Americans. Medicare is a deal that must not be broken. We must keep the promise of affordable quality health care for seniors. …