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Bruce Bottorff


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

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Conference Offers Financial Guidance for Women

Posted on 07/31/2015 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Studies show that Americans aren’t saving enough for the future, and the risk of coming up financially short in retirement is especially real for Hawaii’s women – who tend to live longer, earn less, and spend more time out of the workforce caring for family than their male counterparts. AARP Hawaii is teaming up with partner organizations to present Women and Money, a half-day event providing information aimed at helping Hawaii’s women make fact-based decisions to strengthen their financial future. …

Hawaii Caregivers Provide $2.1 Billion in Unpaid Care

Posted on 07/16/2015 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Family caregivers in Hawaii provided 144 million hours of care – worth an estimated $2.1 billion –to their parents, spouses, partners, and other adult loved ones in 2013, according to AARP Public Policy Institute’s new report, Valuing the Invaluable: 2015 Update. Family caregiving for relatives or close friends with chronic, disabling, or serious health problems so they can remain in their home is nearly universal today. In 2013, about 154,000 family caregivers in Hawaii helped another adult loved one carry …

Supporting Hawaii’s Family Caregivers – July 16

Posted on 07/15/2015 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Aloha, We learned this week that the Legislative Family Caregivers Working Group will be holding its first meeting at the State Capitol, Room 325 on Thursday, July 16 at 11 a.m. This is a critical first step in the next phase of our coalition-led effort to pass a much-needed law supporting family caregivers in Hawaii. Please join our team of caregiver advocates attending this meeting – and we’ll provide you with an I Heart Caregivers t-shirt. The Family Caregivers Working …

‘Still Alice’ Draws Capacity Crowds on Oahu and Maui

Posted on 07/13/2015 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

More than 800 residents turned out for three screenings of the acclaimed film STILL ALICE in Honolulu and Kahului in mid-July. The capacity events included panel discussions intended to raise awareness of the challenges facing the growing numbers of Hawaii adults diagnosed with the incurable disease – and the friends and family members who care for them. The events were held in connection with AARP’s I Heart Caregivers initiative, which aims to recognize Hawaii’s unpaid family caregivers – and stimulate …

Fun for the Entire Ohana at Intergenerational Family Resource Fair – July 24

Posted on 07/13/2015 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

With its rapidly aging population and strong family ties, Hawaii is hosting a global conference on Intergenerational Action on a Global Scale at the Hawaii Convention Center on July 22–24. The conference is expected to draw hundreds of participants from the local community and around the world to share ideas, develop new perspectives, and promote intergenerational cooperation. One of the highlights of the conference is a Family Resource Fair – free and open to the public on Friday, July 24 …

Celebrate Social Security’s 80th Anniversary

Posted on 07/11/2015 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

On Saturday, August 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., AARP Hawaii will join a host of community organizations for the 9th annual Aging in Place Workshop at the Ala Moana Hotel in Honolulu. The event is sponsored by KHON-2 and Generations magazine, and more than 45 exhibitors will be on hand to offer information and resources of interest to Hawaii’s adults and their families. One of the highlights of the event will be a celebration of the 80th anniversary …