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NOV 23, 2021
HOLIDAY SCAMS TO WATCH OUT FOR
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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!
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The festivities won’t stop the fraud—so learn how to spot, avoid and stop a scammer this holiday season with our free webinar.
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Long-time Castle Rock resident Myron Nelson has been selected by AARP, the nonprofit organization for people 50 and older, to receive the 2021 AARP Washington Andrus Award for Community Service, the Association's most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. 
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The COVID pandemic continues to wreak havoc on our lives, economy, friends, and families. No one was hit harder than residents of long-term care -- nearly 80,000 Washingtonians who live in more than 4,300 long-term care homes across the state.
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There are few constants in life but there is something that happens like clockwork every year. That’s right. Tax season is upon us.  Fortunately, help is available. The AARP Foundation provides free tax assistance and tax preparation through its Tax-Aide program Feb. 1 through April 15. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service. Since its inception, the program has served more than 50 million taxpayers.  The program was conceived in 1968 by four volunteers who prepared 100 income tax returns at one site.  Since then, the program has grown steadily in number of volunteers, filers and popularity. In 2019 – the last year before two years of COVID-19 disruption – nearly 35,000 volunteers served low- to moderate-income taxpayers at 5,000 locations nationwide in neighborhood libraries, malls, banks, community centers and senior centers. Tax services, including tax preparation is free, and AARP membership is not required. Almost anyone can receive assistance. Those with particularly complex issues and complicated returns are encouraged to seek professional services. 
Last year, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers helped 30,000 Massachusetts residents with basic federal and state income tax returns, and questions. Russell Boutiette, 59, of Sutton himself helped 100 seniors prepare their taxes. Here's what he had to say!
AARP Foundation free tax prep service needs volunteers for upcoming tax season.
Washignton Healthplanfinder
A guide to when, where and how to get health insurance in Washington
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AARP Community Challenge grants awarded in three Washington areas this year are funding improved access to high-speed internet, a "story trail" to help children boost physical activity while improving their reading skills, and dozens of small urban gardens.
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Medicare changes every year, which means it can get a little complicated when trying to understand what’s new for you. Join us for a free webinar where we’ll discuss the key takeaways from this year’s Medicare changes and what they may mean for your benefits.
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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 nearly $69-million to fraud in 2020, more than double the amount lost in 2019. 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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