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DEC 1, 2022
Tom Oliver of Bellingham is literally saving lives in his community. Oliver serves as the lead “Project Lifesaver” volunteer for Dementia Support Northwest. Project Lifesaver provides ankle tracking devices for those with dementia, enabling them to be quickly found if they wander away from home by search and rescue teams.The program works with the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Department to bring peace of mind to family caregivers of dementia patients.
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DEC 1, 2022
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Seattle’s age-friendly initiative helped Emerald City residents remain connected by hosting more than 50 virtual events. Collectively, they were viewed more than 12,000 times.
DEC 1, 2022
The 2022 AARP Community Challenge grant has funded four projects in Washington this year, each aimed at making their communities more livable.
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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!
Woman Deposits Absentee Mail-In Voters Ballot
All registered voters are automatically sent ballots by mail so they can vote from home.
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Do you know about the latest ways scammers are targeting people during the holidays? You can keep yourself and loved ones safe with help from our holiday scams webinar.
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The pandemic has taken an extremely heavy toll on  residents of nursing homes and other long term care facilities. This period of prolonged isolation has caused declines in physical, cognitive, and emotional health. There is an antidote!
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No matter where you are in the caregiver journey, these local agencies and organizations can help make the process easier
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AARP Washington is pleased to announce that Marguerite Ro has been selected as its new state director. Ro will direct the Association’s activities on behalf of nearly 900,000 Washington state members and provide leadership to help meet the needs and interests of the state’s older adults and their families. “The environment we live in continues to shift and evolve. Assuring that older adults and their families have the support and resources they need is part of how we acknowledge and honor the contributions of older adults,” said Ro. “I am excited to join the AARP Washington team as its State Director given its strong history of helping Washingtonians achieve the health and financial security they need and deserve.” 
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IMPORTANT UPDATE: Please note that we have made some changes to our scheduled presentations.
Health care costs
A newly expanded charity care law is set to help more Washington residents pay for their health care. The state says 4 million Washingtonians qualify for free or discounted hospital care.
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The numbers are in, and they’re headed in the wrong direction.  According to new statistics from the Federal Trade Commission, Washington consumers lost more than $135 million to fraud in 2021, nearly double the amount lost in 2020. It seems the scammers are gaining the upper hand in the fight for our hard-earned dollars.  Con-artists are becoming ever more sophisticated in their tactics, and new scams are emerging at an increasing pace.  Even the most informed consumer can find themselves struggling to keep up.
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We need every candidate and lawmaker to commit to addressing the challenges facing people 50+. That is why AARP Washington has teamed up with the Washington State Debate Coalition (WSDC) to convene candidate debates in October, focusing on key races for the U.S. Senate, 8th Congressional District, and Washington's Secretary of State.
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