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Summer has officially arrived, and with it plenty of beach days, barbeques, and picnics. Now that vaccinated individuals can gather for those classic backyard bashes, it’s time to amaze friends and family alike with some delicious and healthy recipes. Over the years, AARP has teamed up with chefs all over America to share some of their summer dishes, and to celebrate, we’re recapping our favorites. For more recipes, make sure to visit aarp.org/food.
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This week, record-breaking temperatures are affecting the Northwest region of America, with records set in the hundreds in cities like Portland and Seattle. Streets are buckling from the immense heat, and some power cables are even melting.
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As Washington rebounds from the coronavirus pandemic, AARP is joining up with pro basketball’s Seattle Storm to help residents stay fit and healthy.  
Visit to virtual doctor
Currently, the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Declaration is still in effect. It’s unknown what may happen to telehealth once the world returns to normal, but it appears that many Americans of all ages are relying on it as a new way to visit their doctors. To learn more about telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit AARP’s Telehealth Center
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AARP provides information and support for veterans, military, and all their families. Read the article below for some free and important mental health resources currently available for veterans of all ages.
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Spring has sprung, and with it comes warmer weather. Not only is the outdoors the perfect place to relax, but getting some fresh air can also improve your mental health. See below to learn about some simple, outdoor activities that will not only strengthen your physical health but will also lift your spirits.
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Did you know that April 14 is National Gardening Day? Not only is this hobby a perfect spring activity, but it also has plenty of mental health benefits that will keep you at ease during such a stressful time in the world. If you’re interested in creating a garden of your own, keep reading for some tips and tricks on how to get started:  
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AARP Washington is part of a Social Isolation Work Group trying creative approaches to reaching lonely people, including a laptop lending library, virtual coffee klatches, and robotic pets.
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