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Bruce Bottorff

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

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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. …

CARE Act Clears Key Senate Committees

Posted on 03/3/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/bbottorff/" title="Posts by Bruce Bottorff" rel="author">Bruce Bottorff</a> | AARP Hawaii |

Members of the Hawaii CARE Act Coalition this week welcomed the passage of SB 2397 SD1 by the Senate Judiciary and Labor and Senate Human Services Committees. The caregiver support bill would require hospitals to establish procedures giving family caregivers the opportunity to receive instruction – prior to discharge – in medical tasks required when patients go home. The proposed measure is needed in Hawaii as many unpaid caregivers are routinely called on to provide complex care in the home …

Workshops: Psychology of Financial Decisions

Posted on 02/12/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/bbottorff/" title="Posts by Bruce Bottorff" rel="author">Bruce Bottorff</a> | AARP Hawaii |

Anyone in Hawaii can be a victim of financial fraud. Even for sophisticated investors, fraudsters are masters of persuasion, skilled at tailoring pitches to match the psychological profiles of their targets. AARP Hawaii is teaming up with financial fraud specialists from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) Office of the Securities Commissioner, Hawaii’s BBB, and the National Center for Victims of Crime to offer free workshops on March 2 and March 4 focusing …

Survey: Older Adults Support CARE Act

Posted on 02/11/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/bbottorff/" title="Posts by Bruce Bottorff" rel="author">Bruce Bottorff</a> | AARP Hawaii |

A recent survey of Hawaii registered voters age 45-plus shows overwhelming support for legislation that would help the state’s unpaid family caregivers when their loved ones are hospitalized. The findings indicate broad public support for the CARE Act, which would require hospitals to give patients the opportunity to designate a caregiver when they’re admitted, and offer the caregiver instruction, at the point of discharge, in tasks needed to be performed when the patient goes home. Among the voters surveyed, about …

AARP Foundation Tax Aide Season Starts Feb. 1

Posted on 01/27/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/bbottorff/" title="Posts by Bruce Bottorff" rel="author">Bruce Bottorff</a> | AARP Hawaii |

AARP Foundation will provide free tax assistance and preparation for Hawaii taxpayers with low to moderate incomes through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program beginning February 1. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 49th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention to the older population.   2016 Tax Aide Oahu Site List 2016 Tax Aide Neighbor Island Site List You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this …

AARP Hawaii 2016 State Legislative Priorities

Posted on 01/27/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/bbottorff/" title="Posts by Bruce Bottorff" rel="author">Bruce Bottorff</a> | AARP Hawaii |

Top Legislative Priority Pass the CARE Act – Legislation to help the state’s unpaid family caregivers when their loved ones are hospitalized by easing the transition from hospital to home. Requiring no appropriation of state funds, the CARE Act would: 1) Allow patients the opportunity to designate a caregiver when they are admitted; 2) Ensure the caregiver is kept informed of major decisions concerning the patient; 3) Require hospitals to offer after-care instructions to the caregiver, prior to discharge, in …