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Bruce Bottorff


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

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Andrus Award Recipient Lives Up to Her Name

Posted on 11/20/2015 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Honolulu resident Barbara Service was presented with AARP Hawaii’s 2015 Andrus Award for Community Service at a volunteer recognition event on November 18. Service, whose last name exemplifies her commitment to community service, is a long-time advocacy volunteer on AARP’s priority issues in Hawaii, and serves as the president of Chapter 60. She is also related to Ethel Percy Andrus (1884-1967) the founder of AARP. As her great aunt did decades ago, Service personifies AARP’s motto: “To serve, not to …

Kauai Workshop for Helping Older Loved Ones

Posted on 11/10/2015 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

November is National Family Caregivers Month, and AARP Hawaii and community partners are offering a free caregiver conference on Saturday, November 14 at the Marriot Courtyard Kauai at Coconut Beach (8 a.m. –  12:30 p.m.). The event will provide information and resources to support caregivers and the families that depend on them. Every day on Kauai, a silent army of family caregivers performs a great labor of love by helping their parents and spouses remain at home. An estimated 154,000 …

Caregiver Workshop and Film Screening in Hilo

Posted on 11/9/2015 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

AARP Hawaii is sponsoring a free caregiver workshop and film screening of THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING at the Regal Prince Kuhio 9 in Hilo on Friday, November 13 (10 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.). The free event provides information, resources and entertainment for family caregivers and their loved ones. About The Workshop (10 – 11 a.m.): “Get Organized – Technology, Apps and Must-Have Gadgets for Caregivers.” Caregiving can be overwhelming, with so many details to keep track of. Learn how to …

Oahu Event Honors Family Caregivers

Posted on 11/7/2015 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Every day in Hawaii a silent army of family caregivers performs a labor of love by helping parents and spouses remain at home. An estimated 154,000 family caregivers in Hawaii help older loved ones with everything from medication and medical care, meals, bathing, dressing, chores, and much more. On Saturday, November 7, AARP Hawaii kicked off a month-long celebration honoring family caregivers in Hawaii and across the country with a Caregiver Conference in Honolulu. The event was held in connection …

Waipahu Caregiver Receives ‘Portrait of Care’

Posted on 11/7/2015 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

November marks National Family Caregivers Month, a time to recognize the more than 154,000 family caregivers in Hawaii who help older parents, spouses, and other loved ones live independently at home, where they want to be. The unpaid care they provide – managing medications, cooking meals, driving to appointments, performing complex medical tasks and more – is valued at $2.1 billion in Hawaii alone. Elvira and Deidre De Jesus are among these unsung heroes. They took turns providing intense care …

Advocates Gather to Support Family Caregivers

Posted on 10/7/2015 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Advocates will gather at the state Capitol on Thursday, October 8 in Room 329 (10 a.m. – noon) as health care representatives appear before the Legislative Family Caregivers Working Group to describe current discharge procedures in Hawaii’s hospitals and the extent to which family caregivers are involved. Advocates believe hospitals need to engage family caregivers more directly in discharge discussions to ensure the safe transition of patients from hospital to home – especially as the types of support caregivers provide …