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"Spread the Facts" - AARP, TVW and State Team Up to Provide Important COVID-19 Tips and Resources for Older Adults

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Tune in each Thursday at 6:00pm on TVW for "Spread the Facts." You can find where TVW airs in your area using their Channel Locator. Episodes are also available right here on this webpage, or on AARP's Facebook page.


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Our Latest Episode
"Protecting Your Finances During COVID-19"
Guests: Jean Chatzky, AARP Financial Ambassador, best-selling author and CEO of HerMoney.com; and Lyn Peters, Director of Communications, Washington State Department of Financial Institutions.

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The spread of the coronavirus across our state has created a very stressful environment for all Washingtonians, especially older people and those with underlying health conditions who are at heightened risk. During these difficult days, AARP is working hard to help our members, their families and the broader community understand how to protect themselves.

AARP proud to announce a new informational series with the Washington State COVID-19 Joint Information Center and TVW. The program “Spread the Facts” will focus on tips and resources for older adults and their families to Stay Home and Stay Healthy. Each Thursday TVW Host David Johnson will speak with local officials and subject matter experts to provide the latest recommendations about how to better cope with the Coronavirus pandemic. He’ll also take questions from you, the viewers, to address the issues that are on your mind. Each session will be part of the “Teach With TVW Connects” series.

- Episode one featured Washington State Governor Jay Inslee and State Secretary of Health Dr. John Wiesman. Governor Inslee and Secretary Wiesman gave an update on our state’s response, and provided viewers with the latest information and guidelines on how older Washingtonians and their families can care for themselves and their loved ones. SEE BELOW TO VIEW.

- Episode two provided tips or family caregivers, and featured guests, First Lady Trudi Inslee; Amy Goyer, AARP’s Family and Caregiver Expert; and Bea Rector, ALTSA Director of Home and Community Services. SEE BELOW TO VIEW.

- Episode three included the latest is coronavirus consuemer protection, with guests Attorney General Bob Ferguson; Shannon Smith, Division Chief from the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division; and AARP Fraud Expert Doug Shadel. SEE BELOW TO VIEW.

- Episode four focused on tips to avoid social isolation and loneliness due to coronavirus, with guests Dr. Erwin Tan, Director of Thought Leadership at AARP; and Dr. Tatiana Sadak, Associate Professor of Geriatric Mental Health Nursing and the University of Washington. SEE BELOW TO VIEW.

- Episode five provided tips on how to protect your finances during COVID-19, with guests Jean Chatzky, AARP Financial Ambassador, best-selling author and CEO of HerMoney.com; and Lyn Peters, Director of Communications, Washington State Department of Financial Institutions. SEE BELOW TO VIEW.

“We’re all in on battling this virus, but it’s a battle we can only win if we all do our part," says Washington State Governor Jay Inslee. "Older residents are especially vulnerable to this virus. The harder we hit this, the more lives we save and the faster we return to normal.”

“According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), older people and people with underlying health conditions, like heart disease, lung disease, and diabetes, are about twice as likely to develop serious outcomes versus younger, healthier people,” says AARP State Director Doug Shadel. “AARP has been working to promote the health and well-being of older Americans for more than sixty years and is committed to doing so more than ever during this worldwide pandemic."

"Our mission at TVW is to help educate Washington citizens about important issues, and connect them with relevant state government resources," said TVW Director of Education David Johnson. "We're pleased that we can do both by partnering with the COVID-19 Joint Information Center and AARP on these timely Teach With TVW Connects sessions. We look forward to providing education as well as personal connection in a time of unprecedented stress and isolation for many seniors."

You can watch the program each Thursday at 6:00pm on TVW (Check here for local listings) or view episodes in full on this webpage or on AARP's Facebook page.

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EPISODE ONE
Featuring Governor Jay Inslee and State Secretary of Health John Wiesman
Aired on April 9, 2020


EPISODE TWO
"Caregiving in the Era of COVID-19 / Tips for Family Caregivers"
Aired on April 16, 2020


EPISODE THREE
“COVID-19 Consumer Protection / scams, fraud, price gouging, and more.”
Guests: Attorney General Bob Ferguson; Shannon Smith, Division Chief from the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division; and AARP Fraud Expert Doug Shadel.


EPISODE FOUR
"How to combat social isolation and loneliness"
Guests: Dr. Erwin Tan, Director of Thought Leadership at AARP; and Dr. Tatiana Sadak, Associate Professor of Geriatric Mental Health Nursing and the University of Washington.


EPISODE FIVE
"Protecting Your Finances During COVID-19"
Guests: Jean Chatzky, AARP Financial Ambassador, best-selling author and CEO of HerMoney.com; and Lyn Peters, Director of Communications, Washington State Department of Financial Institutions

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