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Bruce Bottorff


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

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CarFit Event Steers Older Drivers to Safety

Posted on 10/17/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

AARP Hawaii and the Hawaii Occupational Therapy Association are sponsoring a free CarFit event in partnership with AAA Hawaii at Kaimuki High School on Saturday, November 1 (8 a.m. – noon). The event is designed to give older drivers a comprehensive check of how well they ‘fit’ their vehicle. It takes about 20 minutes to complete the checklist. The event is free and open to the public but registration is requested – call 545-6007. CarFit is an educational program created …

AARP Hawaii Sponsors Televised Gubernatorial Debate

Posted on 10/10/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

AARP Hawaii sponsored a live, televised debate with leading candidates in the general election for governor on Tuesday, October 7. The debate featured Republican candidates Duke Aiona, Democrat David Ige, and Independent Mufi Hannemann. KHON2 has archived the debate on its website for easy reference through the November 4 general election. It focuses on issues of importance to Hawaii voters age 50+ and their families – including health care, retirement security, support for family caregiving, and long-term care. All three …

AARP National President Visits Honolulu

Posted on 10/10/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

AARP national President Jeannine English delivered the keynote presentation at the Hawaii Pacific Gerontological Society Conference on September 29, where she met with Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell and donated a check to Honolulu’s Age-Friendly City initiative. English spoke about the importance of the Age-Friendly City partnership with the City and County of Honolulu, AARP Hawaii, and the World Health Organization’s Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities. Announced by city officials in March, 2014, the initiative is intended to prepare …

AARP Urges YES Vote on Constitutional Question 3

Posted on 10/9/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

On this year’s general election ballot, Hawaii voters will consider a proposed constitutional amendment that would extend the mandatory retirement age for state judges and justices from 70 to 80 years of age. AARP Hawaii is urging a YES vote on this ballot measure. “Age alone does not determine whether someone can do their job,” said AARP Hawaii State President Gerry Silva. “State judges today are forced to retire at the age of 70, and that includes those who have …

Where Do the Candidates Stand on Key Issues?

Posted on 10/8/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

With the general election right around the corner, AARP Hawaii has launched the 2014 online Voter Guide to inform members and the general public where candidates stand on key federal and state issues. The Voter Guide outlines federal candidates’ views on Social Security and Medicare as well as helping Americans save for the future. Protecting Social Security is a high priority for many voters age 50+, especially for residents who aren’t financially ready for retirement. In Hawaii today, Social Security …

Survey Looks at Caregiving Experience of Hawaii Adults

Posted on 10/7/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Over half (53 percent) of Hawaii residents age 45 and older say they are providing or have provided unpaid care for an adult loved one in their early eighties who is frail or who has a disability. This, according to an AARP survey of Hawaii registered voters on their experiences with family caregiving and their opinions of proposals to support family caregivers. According to the survey, most Hawaii caregivers are helping or have helped their loved ones with shopping (86 …