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AARP Washington

Making a difference where you live
JUN 10, 2024
By Public Health – Seattle & King County
JUN 3, 2024
AARP is now accepting nominations for its 2024 Washington Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors 50+ Washingtonians who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members.
MAY 21, 2024
During Older Americans Month, Governor Jay Inslee proudly announced that Washington state has joined the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities and USAging’s Dementia-Friendly America networks. This significant step is a testament to our state's commitment to helping our residents age gracefully and thrive in their communities. These designations are the result of a continuous and dedicated collaboration between Washington State’s Department of Health, the Department of Social and Health Services, and the Health Care Authority.
MAY 20, 2024
As we continue to navigate these challenging times, it’s essential to prioritize mental well-being. This is especially true for older adults, who may be reluctant to seek support due to stigma, misconceptions about mental health services, and lack of awareness about available resources. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) offers multiple programs aimed at improving the mental health and well-being of all ages.
An interview with Washington Area Agencies on Aging Director Cathy Knight
Washington: Find upcoming election dates, registration deadlines and options for voting, such as voting by mail or early voting, or voting with a disability.
Paper documents are a common source of identity theft. Protect yourself by shredding sensitive documents at our free shredding events. We'll also accept old TVs, CPUs, monitors, laptops and cellphones for safe disposal.
Here's what to know, whether you're a resident who's working or retired, or if you're considering a move to Washington.
Trained AARP speakers available free of charge
AARP, lawmakers and others are looking at neighborhood networks as a way to help provide services to older residents — possibly helping them stay in their homes longer.
REGISTER HERE for the June event, Friday June 21st at 10:30am.
It Takes More than Love to Care for a Loved One.Every day over 800,000 Washingtonians perform a great labor of love: caring for older parents, spouses, and other loved ones so they can remain at home—where they want to be.
Making a difference doesn't stop as you age. Millions of older adults are using their experience to give back, to solve problems, and to change lives. The AARP® Purpose Prize® award honors extraordinary individuals who use their lived experiences to make a better future for all.
Washington's "Caring for Caregivers" video podcast series features discussions with local experts, community leaders, and caregivers just like you on a range of topics to help you along your caregiving journey.
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