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Bruce Bottorff


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

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AARP Offers Cornucopia of Information Sessions in December

Posted on 11/13/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

During the holiday season and throughout the year, AARP is working in communities across the state to ensure that Hawaii residents have choice, control, and independence through every stage of their lives. We invite you to learn more about what we’re doing on Oahu to support caregivers, help people plan for the future, and ensure that residents of all ages can live life to the fullest. Join us at one of the following community information sessions to learn more about …

“I Heart Caregivers” Launched to Honor Caregivers

Posted on 11/11/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

November marks National Family Caregivers Month, a time to recognize the 42 million Americans, including 247,000 family caregivers in Hawaii, who help care for aging parents, spouses and other loved ones so they can remain at home – as opposed to costly institutions. In Hawaii, family caregivers provide unpaid care valued at a staggering $1.9 billion annually. To honor family caregivers, this month AARP launched a new initiative to spotlight their stories, called “I Heart Caregivers.” The site will raise …

Event: Improve Your Health At Any Age

Posted on 11/7/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

AARP Hawaii presents a free event designed to help residents of all ages improve their health and explore their Real Possibilities. Registration is now open for the event to be held at Ala Moana Hotel on Wednesday, November 14 (9 a.m. – noon). The event features sessions devoted to the following: Manage Inflation and Blood Sugar through Diet – Arthritis and diabetes are leading health problems in Hawaii. Learn about health food options for keeping inflammation and blood sugar under …

Livable Communities Survey Identifies Needs of Honolulu Residents 45+

Posted on 11/3/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

A survey of older adults on Oahu ranks affordable home health care and housing among the greatest needs facing residents of the City and County of Honolulu as its population ages. The 2014 AARP Livable Communities Survey in Honolulu, Hawaii of Adults Age 45+ identifies the needs of older residents as well as gaps in community features and services. Survey respondents were asked to rate the importance of environmental, economic and social factors in eight key areas or domains. Overall, …

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 …