Make a Lei to Honor Veterans on Memorial Day

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AARP Hawaii is encouraging members to participate in island traditions to honor our veterans. On Oahu, AARP volunteers will be helping with Girl Scout’s “Lei of Aloha” project to make 10,000 lei to decorate the graves at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe and on Maui, members are encouraged to donate flowers or help make lei for the county’s annual “Blossoms for the Brave” lei-making effort on May 26. The Girl Scouts will be collecting flower donations and making …

Learn to Protect Yourself from Computer Hackers at AARP Hawaii’s Operation: Stop Scams Workshop

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Click on a link, answer a call from “tech support,” or even taking a Facebook survey can lead to you being scammed. Special Agent Edward Arias of the Honolulu FBI Cyber Squad, Lorie Sides from the Hawaii Better Business Bureau and Jackie Boland from AARP Hawaii will talk about how to protect yourself and someone you love from computer scams at a free AARP Fraud Watch Network “Operation: Stop Scams” workshop on Thursday, April 27. Some common scams to watch …

Big Island Pre-Retirees Can “Think of Your Future” at Free Workshop

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You can do more than dream about retirement; you can start planning for it at a free “Think of Your Future” workshop in Waimea on Saturday, April 29 . The free workshop runs from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Tutu’s House, 64-1032 Mamalahoa Highway. No individual advice will be given and no products or services promoted or sold. The workshop is just about helping you plan for retirement and it’s free. You don’t have to be an AARP member …

AARP Hawaii Sponsors Free Screening of “Hacksaw Ridge”

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Join AARP Hawaii for free Movies for Grownups screenings of “Hacksaw Ridge,” in Hilo, Kahului and Honolulu this month. The movie stars Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington and Vince Vaughn. Mel Gibson directed. It was nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Director and won for film editing and sound mixing. “Hacksaw Ridge” is the true story of Desmond Doss, who saved 75 men in Okinawa during one of the bloodiest battles of World War II. …

Shred Your Tax and Financial Documents and Help the Hungry

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Protect yourself from identity theft by safely shredding sensitive documents at Access Information Management Destruction Plants on Oahu, Hawaii island and Maui. AARP Hawaii and Access Corporation are sponsoring the free document shredding and food collection events in Aiea, Kailua-Kona and Wailuku. The document shredding, on April 22, comes just after tax season when many people discard their obsolete financial documents. People can drive up and drop off up to 2 boxes of documents per vehicle from 8 a.m. to …

AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins is Coming to Honolulu to Disrupt Aging

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Act your age. Has anyone ever told you that and how do you answer if you’re 50 or older? AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins believes you shouldn’t fall for stereotypes about how people 50+ should act. That’s why she wrote her best-selling book “Disrupt Aging.” The book is about changing the way we think about getting older. We all age every day and that’s way better than the alternative. We’re living longer, healthier and more productive lives so growing older …

Real Possibilities – That Call, Text, Email From The IRS May Be A Scam

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If you get a phone call, text or Facebook message from someone demanding immediate payment for back taxes and threatening you with jail or deportation, do not respond and do not click on any email links. Tax time is prime time for IRS scammers. There are several variations of the scam. Sometimes scam artists will pretend to be Internal Revenue Service agents, demand that you pay a bogus tax bill and threaten you with arrest or deportation. In some cases, …

Real Possibilities: AARP Conference To Address Caregiving Finances

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When AARP volunteer Laurie Kaneshiro brought her mother home to Hawaii to take care of her, she had no idea what was ahead and how much it would cost. “I was used to working 14 to 16 hours a day,” she said. But when her mother, who suffered from dementia and other ailments, came to live with her, Kaneshiro found herself needing to take time off at work to make sure her mother was eating and didn’t fall and hurt …

FREE Workshop to Help Pre-Retirees Secure Their Financial Future

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Everyone dreams about retirement. But how many people are actually planning for it? AARP Hawaii is holding a “Think of Your Future” workshop at the Pearl City Public Library on Sunday, March 19 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. No individual advice will be given and no products or services promoted or sold. The workshop is just about helping you plan for retirement and it’s free. You don’t have to be an AARP member to attend. The following sessions are …

Movies For Grownups: Free Screenings of “Jackie” on Oahu and Maui

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Join AARP Hawaii for free Movies for Grownups screenings of “Jackie,” staring Natalie Portman and Peter Sarsgaard, in Honolulu and Kahului. “Jackie” is a portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Kennedy. Jackie places us in her world during the days immediately following her husband’s assassination. Known for her extraordinary dignity and poise, the First Lady fights to establish her husband’s legacy and …