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Bruce Bottorff


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

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Scam Jams in Kahului and Kihei – May 30

Posted on 05/26/2015 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Every two seconds a con artist steals somebody’s identity. In the last year alone, Americans lost $18 billion of their hard-earned dollars to fraud, identity theft and scams. What tricks do con artists use to steal your money? How can you outsmart them before they strike? AARP Hawaii and state agencies leading the fight against fraud will offer free public awareness events in Kahului and Kihei on Saturday, May 30. The events are intended to arm Maui residents against the …

Legislature Unresponsive to Hawaii’s Elderly in 2015

Posted on 05/26/2015 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

The following opinion column appeared in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Insight section on May 24, 2015 By Gerry Silva, State President AARP Hawaii The elderly did not do well in the 2015 Legislature. Expect more challenges next year if you want information and services to help mom and dad age in their homes. Legislative roadblocks of kupuna-friendly legislation, as well as deep cuts, and un-funding of key programs that support elderly needs will have long-term adverse impacts for Hawaii’s aging population. …

Scam Jam Events on Maui and Oahu

Posted on 04/28/2015 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

AARP Hawaii is teaming up with state and federal agencies in the fight against fraud with educational events in Kahului (4/30) and Honolulu (5/1). Document shredding events will follow on three islands on Saturday, May 2. The events are intended to arm residents against the threat of identity theft, investment fraud, and related scams that rake in billions of dollars across the country each year. The Scam Jam workshops are co-sponsored by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission in cooperation …

Update on Advocacy to Support Family Caregivers

Posted on 04/27/2015 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Proponents of a bill to support family caregivers are continuing their push – in the community and at the state Legislature – to ensure that the voices of Hawaii’s caregivers 247,000 are heard. In late April more than 800 residents turned out for caregiver forums on Maui, Oahu, and the Big Island, indicating the depth of concern families have for the challenges of caring for older loved ones. As the 2015 legislative session came to a close, AARP advocates and …

Hawaii Families Turn Out for Caregiver Events

Posted on 04/24/2015 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

In late March more than 800 people in Kona, Kahului and Honolulu attended events for family caregivers and residents preparing to care for their aging loved ones. The events were aimed at familiarizing residents with community resources available to care for older friends and family members – as well as plan for their own future needs. The events featured a presentation by retired Major General Antonio “Tony” Taguba, a graduate of Leilehua High School (1968) who became only the second …

AARP Hawaii Offers Free Screenings of Still Alice

Posted on 04/24/2015 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

AARP Hawaii will present free screenings of the critically acclaimed film Still Alice, at the Honolulu Museum of Art’s Doris Duke Theater and at the Maui Arts and Culture Center’s McCoy Studio in Kahului on Thursday, June 18. The Honolulu screening was originally scheduled for the previous day. Screenings will be followed by a panel discussion on the challenges facing Hawaii caregivers who care for loved ones with Alzheimer’s and dementia-related illnesses. The events are offered as part of AARP’s …