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Organizers of the “Hello Auntie, Hello Uncle: Conversations With Our Elders” exhibit at Seattle’s Wing Luke Museum hope to broaden visitors’ perspectives on aging.
A year ago, in June of 2023, the AARP Washington state office welcomed a new intern, Jaelyn Sotelo. We are now coming to the end of her time with us as an intern, and, looking back, we truly don't know how we did things without her. She has been instrumental in coordinating volunteer activities, making sure our community events hit all the high points and helping us full-timers keep track of the many things that make up a "day-in-the-life" of AARP outreach.
We know that it takes time to build great communities. But we also believe that tangible improvements can spark long-term change. AARP launched the Community Challenge grant program in 2017 to fund projects that build momentum to improve livability nationwide. We are excited to announce the program is back in 2024 for its eighth year and is currently accepting applications online through March 6, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. ET / 2:00 p.m. PT.
by Marguerite Ro, AARP Washington State Director
After being diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2009 at the age of 57, Bill Meyer of Spokane went on the offensive using his love of the outdoors to help others. In 2016, he founded PasstoPass, a non-profit helping people with Parkinson’s to continue backpacking and hiking as a form of symptom mitigation. Starting with just one hike in 2016, the effort has grown to six regional chapters and a total of 7,549 cumulative miles hiked.
After a hiatus triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, AARP Washington’s Day with the Seattle Mariners is back.
Washington state had a wild winter this year. And although it’s now history, have you ever thought about how weather has shaped history? That’s just one topic on deck at the next One Day University in Seattle.
AARP Chapter #384 members, pictured left to right, Herb Daul, Vice President; Gerry Giles, Treasurer; Bob Seamons, Secretary; and Kathy Fleming, President.
The pandemic has taken an extremely heavy toll on residents of nursing homes and other long term care facilities. This period of prolonged isolation has caused declines in physical, cognitive, and emotional health. There is an antidote!
No matter where you are in the caregiver journey, these local agencies and organizations can help make the process easier
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