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Bruce Bottorff

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

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Play AARP’s Pop Up! Family Caregiver Game*

Posted on 05/26/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/bbottorff/" title="Posts by Bruce Bottorff" rel="author">Bruce Bottorff</a> | AARP Hawaii |

Sign up now to play during the month of June Introducing AARP’s Pop Up! Family Caregiver Game. The game that helps you learn about valuable caregiving resources and lets you enter for the chance to win prizes. Just like a game show, you play with everyone else and score points for each question you answer correctly. Instant prizes will be given away daily at random! And, at the end of the game, one lucky sweepstakes winner will receive a gift …

Kihei Event to Honor Vietnam Vets

Posted on 05/10/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/bbottorff/" title="Posts by Bruce Bottorff" rel="author">Bruce Bottorff</a> | AARP Hawaii |

Bill Staton recalls his flight touching down in the United States following a one-year tour of duty in Vietnam and hearing the pilot announce over the intercom: “It has been an honor to bring you home.” Like thousands of his fellow servicemen and women returning home from the bitterly divisive war, the 20-year-old Staton soon found himself confronting a number of challenges – including depression, insomnia, and a profound sense of alienation that many veterans continue to struggle with 50 …

2016 Andrus Award Nominations Sought

Posted on 05/5/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/bbottorff/" title="Posts by Bruce Bottorff" rel="author">Bruce Bottorff</a> | AARP Hawaii |

AARP Hawaii is seeking nominations for the 2016 Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors individuals who give of their experience, talent, and skills in making valuable contributions to the community. The award reflects the spirit of AARP founder Ethel Percy Andrus, whose motto “to serve, not to be served” continues to shape our work 56 years after she founded AARP to help older Americans age with dignity and purpose. Nominations are open to any Hawaii volunteer age 50 or …

AARP Statement on Passage of CARE Act

Posted on 05/4/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/bbottorff/" title="Posts by Bruce Bottorff" rel="author">Bruce Bottorff</a> | AARP Hawaii |

AARP Hawaii State Director Barbara Kim Stanton issued this statement following the Legislature’s unanimous passage of the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act – HB 2252: “AARP and the Hawaii CARE Act Coalition applaud legislators for passing a bill that gives family caregivers the opportunity to receive instructions when their loved ones are discharged from the hospital. This bill provides essential support to unpaid caregivers who are often called on to provide complex medical care for which they receive little …

Hawaii Passes the CARE Act

Posted on 05/3/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/bbottorff/" title="Posts by Bruce Bottorff" rel="author">Bruce Bottorff</a> | AARP Hawaii |

The Hawaii State Legislature passed the CARE Act today in separate floor votes in the House and Senate. Lawmakers unanimously passed HB 2252 – the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act – making Hawaii the 30th state or territory since 2014 to give caregivers the opportunity to receive instructions when their loved ones are discharged from the hospital. “This is a major win for family caregivers that advocates have worked on for three years,” said AARP Hawaii State Director Barbara …

Shredding Events on Three Islands – Saturday

Posted on 04/28/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/bbottorff/" title="Posts by Bruce Bottorff" rel="author">Bruce Bottorff</a> | AARP Hawaii |

In an effort to help residents avoid falling victim to identity theft, AARP Hawaii is joining with Access Corporation on Hawaii Island, Maui and Oahu to sponsor Shred Fest 2016 on Saturday, April 30 (8 a.m. – noon) – providing free shredding of personal financial documents and other sensitive records. The public is invited to bring old tax forms, bank statements, and other sensitive papers for convenient and confidential on-site destruction. This is a drive through and drop-off event with …

CARE Act Bill Heads to Conference Committee

Posted on 04/21/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/bbottorff/" title="Posts by Bruce Bottorff" rel="author">Bruce Bottorff</a> | AARP Hawaii |

UPDATE: On Monday, April 25 conferees passed the CARE Act bill out of committee, with amendments. Next up: the full Senate and House will conduct floor votes on the bill, before the 2016 legislative session comes to a close on May 5. Members of the Hawaii CARE Act Coalition gathered this morning in support of the CARE Act bill as it was considered in conference. The Coalition includes 21 organizations that have worked since 2014 to pass the Caregiver Advise, …

CARE Act Petitions Delivered to State Legislators

Posted on 04/13/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/bbottorff/" title="Posts by Bruce Bottorff" rel="author">Bruce Bottorff</a> | AARP Hawaii |

Advocates today delivered to legislators nearly 1,400 petitions in support of the CARE Act, as the House prepares to vote on a bill that would pave the way for greater involvement of caregivers in hospital discharge planning. HB 2252 HD1 SD2 would require hospitals to establish procedures giving family caregivers the opportunity to receive instruction in medical tasks required when patients go home. The Hawaii CARE Act Coalition is urging members of the House to accept the Senate version of …

AARP Urges Presidential Candidates to Take a Stand on Social Security

Posted on 03/8/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/bbottorff/" title="Posts by Bruce Bottorff" rel="author">Bruce Bottorff</a> | AARP Hawaii |

You wouldn’t know it from national news coverage or the Presidential debates, but voters really do want candidates to lay out their plans to keep Social Security financially sound for future generations. That’s why AARP’s Take a Stand campaign has been pressing every candidate to tell voters their plans to update Social Security. We’ve created a real-time website with the latest information on what the candidates are saying about Social Security – and who has a plan and who doesn’t. …

Gen. Taguba to Keynote Caregiver Workshops

Posted on 03/7/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/bbottorff/" title="Posts by Bruce Bottorff" rel="author">Bruce Bottorff</a> | AARP Hawaii |

AARP Hawaii is pleased to present workshops on the Big Island and Oahu for family caregivers and residents preparing to care for their aging loved ones. The events will be held in Hilo on Thursday, March 10 and Mililani on Saturday, March 12 and are intended to connect residents with resources and information to care for older friends and family members – as well as plan for their own future needs. The sessions are free and open to the public. …