— 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 …

— 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 …

— For Immediate Release February 21, 2019 Statement from AARP State Director Doug Shadel on Today’s House  Passage of HB-1087, the “Long-Term Care Trust Act” Olympia, WA – Today’s bi-partisan support and successful passage of the “Long-Term Care Trust Act” (House Bill 1087) out of the Washington State House of Representatives is a significant step forward towards bringing peace of mind and financial security to Washingtonians when it’s needed most. Washingtonians are facing a crisis when it comes to our financial …

— For Immediate Release February 20, 2019 Contacts: Jason Erskine / 206-604-7085 Cathy MacCaul / 206-218-5915 AARP Urges “Yes” Vote on HB-1087, the “Long-Term Care Trust Act” Statewide poll shows more than 70% of Washington voters support the measure, with increasing levels of support among younger voters. EDITOR’S NOTE: House Bill 1087, the “Long-term Care Trust Act,” is scheduled for a floor vote in the House on Thursday, Feb. 21. Olympia, WA – Thursday’s floor vote in the House of Representatives …

— For Immediate Release: February 12, 2019 Contact: Jason Erskine / 206-517-9345 Seeking Your Valentine Online? Beware: More than one-third of Washington adults confirm first-hand accounts of relationship scams AARP Campaign Warns: ‘Protect your Heart and Your Money’ Washington State – As Valentine’s Day approaches and millions of Americans meet others on matchmaking websites, dating apps and social media, 37-percent of Washington residents polled in a new AARP survey reported that they, a family member or a friend have encountered attempted …

— For Immediate Release: February 6, 2019 Contacts: Jason Erskine / 206-517-9345 Cathy MacCaul / 206-218-5915 Thousands of Petitions Delivered to Lawmakers in Olympia Today Urging Action on Long-Term Care Costs OLYMPIA, WA – More than 6,000 petitions were delivered to Washington State lawmakers in Olympia today urging passage of the Long-Term Care Trust Act (LTCTA). The measure aims to address the ballooning financial insecurity millions of families and the state face for long-term care costs. It didn’t take long for …

— Do you want to learn more about the candidates for governor and U.S. senator, and where they stand on issues from state taxes and long-term care funding to Social Security? AARP Washington is a lead sponsor of three televised debates this month, hosted by the Washington State Debate Coalition, which was established by the Seattle CityClub. Attend the debates in person or watch them on broadcast TV or live streaming, thanks to the coalition’s 80 broadcast partners. AARP joins sponsors …

— September 21, 2016 Contact: Jason Erskine / 206-517-9345 Ready or Not? – AARP releases new survey showing Washingtonians in for a shock when it comes to retirement readiness Washington – It’s no news that many of us are not saving enough money these days, but a new statewide survey of Washington adults shows an alarming gap between what we think our financial futures hold and how prepared we are for the journey. According to the new AARP survey, “Ready or …

— For Immediate Release September 1, 2016 Contacts: Jason Erskine / 206-517-9345 Cathy MacCaul / 206-218-5915   AARP Gives ‘Champion of the 50+’ Award to Senator Murray for Important Work on Issues Impacting Age 50+ American Families Seattle, WA – Today AARP announced Senator Patty Murray as a recipient of the 2016 “Champion of the 50+” legislative leadership award for her significant achievements during the 114th Congress that benefit the lives of the 50+ and their families. Senator Murray was recognized …

— AARP NEWS For Immediate Release August 31, 2016 Contacts: Jason Erskine, AARP / 206-517-9345 Katherine Bush Jolly, Seattle Human Services Dept. / 206-684-0253 Seattle Welcomed into the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities Seattle – AARP announced today that Seattle has been officially designated as part of the AARP Network of Age Friendly Communities.  As the 104th community in the U.S. to sign on to the network, Seattle’s civic leaders will have access to global resources and information on age-friendly best …