Health & Wellbeing

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The science is clear: emotional support matters — especially as we age.
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Facilities must be held accountable as numbers worsen despite millions in state and federal funding
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The coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating effect in nursing homes and long-term care facilities, causing the deaths of more than 84,000 residents and staff, according to an Oct. 8 analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation—including more than 1,184 in Washington. Yet federal policymakers have been slow to respond to this crisis, and no state has done a good enough job to stem the loss of life. AARP has called for enacting a 5-point plan to protect nursing home and long-term care facility residents and has fought for public reporting of nursing home COVID-19 cases and deaths.
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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.
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View the latest information and articles from AARP Washington.
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We’re writing with an important message to let you know that we have canceled our external events until further notice. While convening events is a core part of our mission, we have changed our approach in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
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Note: We have updated our list of resources. Visit our new article Information for Washingtonians during Covid-10 Outbreak.
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The Legislature may consider bills that would allow drug importation from Canada and set stricter price transparency rules for pharmaceutical companies.
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Not sure which Medicare plans and options are right for you or a loved one? AARP is here to help connect you to the resources that may make it easier for you to decide what’s right for you.
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