AARP Hawaii

Biography:

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

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AARP Hawaii Names Advocacy Director

Posted on 06/23/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/bbottorff/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Hawaii |

AARP Hawaii announces the appointment of Audrey Suga-Nakagawa as director of advocacy. She comes to AARP with more than 25 years of consulting and management experience in public health, health care administration, social services and gerontology. Prior to her appointment, Suga-Nakagawa served on AARP Hawaii’s volunteer Executive Council and provided outreach and advocacy expertise to public- and private-sector agencies as the owner of ASN Consulting Services. “AARP is pleased to welcome to our team an advocate of Audrey’s experience with …

Governor Ige Signs CARE Act into Law

Posted on 06/16/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/bbottorff/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Hawaii |

Hawaii Gov. David Ige signed into law today a bill requiring hospitals to establish procedures giving family caregivers the opportunity to receive instruction in the medical tasks required when their loved ones are discharged. The CARE Act – HB 2252 HD1 SD2 CD1 – paves the way for greater consideration of caregivers in hospital discharge processes. The law takes effect July, 2017. Enactment of the CARE Act is the culmination of three years of legislative advocacy by the Hawaii CARE …

Volunteers in Washington to Meet With Congressional Delegates

Posted on 06/10/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/bbottorff/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Hawaii |

Volunteers and staff from Hawaii were in Washington this week to advocate on behalf of AARP members and all older Americans on the crucial issues of family caregiving and Social Security. While meeting with members of Congress, they had crucial asks: AARP Hawaii advocates asked members of Congress to support two pieces of bipartisan legislation to help family caregivers, the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act, and the Credit for Caring Act. They also enlisted members …

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 " rel="author"></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 " rel="author"></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 " rel="author"></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 " rel="author"></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 " rel="author"></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 " rel="author"></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 " rel="author"></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, …