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Bruce Bottorff


Bruce Bottorff is Associate State Director, Communications at AARP Hawaii.

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Carl Takamura Named to AARP Hawaii Executive Council

Posted on 08/18/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Community leader Carl T. Takamura has been appointed to AARP Hawaii’s Executive Council. Takamura brings extensive service in the educational, legislative and business arenas to the all-volunteer advisory board that shapes the 150,000-member organization’s strategic direction in Hawaii. Takamura’s business experience includes stints as executive director of the Hawaii Business Roundtable and government affairs administrator for GTE Hawaiian Telephone Company. A two-term state legislator from 1974 to 1978, he later served as special assistant to Gov. George Ariyoshi and chief …

Volunteers Needed to Raise Pedestrian, Driver Awareness

Posted on 08/4/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Pedestrian fatalities caused by automobiles are not a new problem in Hawaii, which has long held the distinction of being the most dangerous state (per capita) to be a pedestrian 65+. But 2014 has seen an alarming rise in the number of pedestrian crashes involving motor vehicles. As of August 1, 2014 there were already 19 pedestrian fatalities statewide, the same number of fatalities in all of 2013. With five months left in the year, authorities and advocates looking to …

Free UH Football Tickets for AARP Members

Posted on 08/4/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

University of Hawaii Warrior football fans are getting ready for another season of exciting gridiron action at Aloha Stadium. In anticipation of the Warriors’ Saturday, August 30 home opener against the 25th ranked University of Washington Huskies, AARP Hawaii and the UH Band are pleased to offer free game tickets to the first 300 AARP members and guests who register before August 22. The game starts at 4:30 p.m. AARP members who attend the game will get free t-shirts and …

Issues Forum Looks at Top Concerns of Voters 50+

Posted on 08/1/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

With the Primary Election just a week away, AARP Hawaii is sponsoring the fourth in a series of statewide federal and state issues forums on Saturday, August 2 at the Ward Warehouse, Kakaako Room. The first part of the forum (9:30 – 10:30 a.m.) will focus on the future of Social Security, outlining challenges and possible solvency solutions. Part two (10:30 – 11:30 a.m.) will focus on state issues that are factoring into the voting decisions of Hawaii residents age …

Democratic Frontrunners for Governor Square Off

Posted on 08/1/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Democratic leaders in the race for governor met in an AARP-sponsored debate in Kona on Tuesday, July 29. During the one-hour session Gov. Neil Abercrombie and state Sen. David Ige sparred on a range of health care issues facing Hawaii’s older residents and their families. The debate was one of the last opportunities for voters to compare the candidates side by side prior to the August 9 Primary Election. Moderated by University of Hawaii journalism professor Gerald Kato, the questions …

Big Island – Federal and State Issues Forums

Posted on 07/25/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

AARP invites you to two FREE Hawaii Island forums taking place on Monday, July 28 in Hilo and Tuesday, July 29 in Kona. Get the latest information about some of the biggest issues facing Hawaii’s older adults and their families. Both events will feature information on the future of Social Security and caregiving and long-term care in Hawaii. The Kona event will also feature a debate between the leading Democratic candidates for governor, Neil Abercrombie and David Ige. Register online …