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OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Department of Commerce today announced the nation’s first online portal where businesses and individuals can comparison shop for low-cost, state-verified retirement savings plans. The Retirement Marketplace at www.retirementmarketplace.com  was created to help approximately 2 million Washingtonians who do not have access to retirement savings plans through the workplace.
Medicare - Tell Congress to Protect Medicare
This has been a busy week for President Donald Trump. He’s been signing executive orders, holding high-level meetings — and tweeting up a storm.
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AARP is committed to serving everyone 50+ including those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) and their families.  March with AARP employees and volunteers in the Capital PRIDE Parade on Saturday, June 11, 2016 from 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  By signing up through the link below, you will receive information on where to assemble. Arrive early and help to decorate the AARP trailer. The parade route will be 1.5 miles through the Dupont Circle area of the District.
Homeowner Tax Concept
Americans overwhelmingly want to age at home, and a new program in the District of Columbia aims to help residents do just that.
Citi Open Diane Prate, Councilmember Yvette Alexander, Wayne Bryan, & Nancy LeaMond
A sea of red and white t-shirts emblazoned with AARP District of Columbia and its “Real Possibilities” slogan, blanketed a free AARP-sponsored tennis clinic the annual Citi Open® Tennis Tournament held at Rock Creek Tennis Center. Volunteers prepared to greet tennis clinic participants, led by well-known tennis coach Wayne Bryan and featuring top-seeded tennis players. Citi Open, held from August 1-9, benefited the Washington Tennis and Education Foundation. AARP’s free tennis clinic for 31 lucky participants provided an opportunity to be coached on tips to better one’s tennis game.
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On Tuesday, June 9, 2015 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, come to IONA and join AARP's Gigi Hart Bessicks who will give an overview of AARP and the how the organization collaborates with volunteers on advocacy efforts around retirement security issues. Issues include Social Security, protecting older workers against age discrimination, livable communities and anti‐fraud protection. Ms. Bessick, a senior advisor in the AARP Campaigns Department, also will cover health care issues like Medicare, Medicaid, long‐ term care, and caregiving. Here are the details to register for this free workshop:
Parade Route #1
In 2015, Capital Pride celebrates its 40th year in the nation’s capital. Embracing Pride year-round is what local organizers are promoting. Capital Pride Week is June 3 -14, 2015.  In 1975 Capital Pride was a one-day block party for a few hundred people.  With the theme "Have Pride 365" Capital Pride is a non-profit organization that produces one of the largest LGBTQ Pride celebrations in the country, according to the official 2015 Pride Guide.  That’s growth!
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Washington, DC – Today AARP Colorado volunteers and staff dropped off petitions containing more than 26,000 signatures at the U.S. Department of Labor in support of a conflict of interest standard, following the release of a proposed rule earlier this month. The petition delivery kicks off several days of action in Washington that includes visits to U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner and Colorado members of the U.S. House of Reps. Ken Buck and Ed Perlmutter on issues that include eliminating conflicts of interest in retirement advice, the Older Americans Act, the Safe Streets Act, the bipartisan Assisting Caregivers Today (ACT) Caucus, and Social Security Trust Fund solvency, as well as thanking those who helped to pass a “doc fix” law that allows Medicare beneficiaries to keep seeing their physicians.
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