Issues Forum Looks at Top Concerns of Voters 50+

Posted on 08/1/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Advocacy | Events | Hawaii With the Primary Election just a week away, AARP Hawaii is sponsoring the fourth in a series of statewide federal and state issues forums on Saturday, August 2 at the Ward Warehouse, Kakaako Room. The first part of the forum (9:30 – 10:30 a.m.) will focus on the future of Social Security, outlining challenges and possible solvency solutions. Part two (10:30 – 11:30 a.m.) will focus on state issues that are factoring into the voting decisions of Hawaii residents age …

Democratic Frontrunners for Governor Square Off

Posted on 08/1/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Advocacy | Events | Hawaii Democratic leaders in the race for governor met in an AARP-sponsored debate in Kona on Tuesday, July 29. During the one-hour session Gov. Neil Abercrombie and state Sen. David Ige sparred on a range of health care issues facing Hawaii’s older residents and their families. The debate was one of the last opportunities for voters to compare the candidates side by side prior to the August 9 Primary Election. Moderated by University of Hawaii journalism professor Gerald Kato, the questions …

Big Island – Federal and State Issues Forums

Posted on 07/25/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Advocacy | Events | Hawaii AARP invites you to two FREE Hawaii Island forums taking place on Monday, July 28 in Hilo and Tuesday, July 29 in Kona. Get the latest information about some of the biggest issues facing Hawaii’s older adults and their families. Both events will feature information on the future of Social Security and caregiving and long-term care in Hawaii. The Kona event will also feature a debate between the leading Democratic candidates for governor, Neil Abercrombie and David Ige. Register online …

Kona Debate With Abercrombie and Ige – July 29

Posted on 07/22/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Advocacy | Events | Hawaii AARP Hawaii will sponsor a debate between Gov. Neil Abercrombie and state Sen. David Ige at the King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel on Tuesday, July 29 (9:30 – 11:30 a.m.). The Kona forum is the only remaining debate on AARP’s voter education schedule before the Primary Election on August 9. The debate will focus on issues of importance to older voters and their families – including health care, retirement security, jobs, support for family caregiving, and long-term care. The format …

Governor Withdraws From 3 of 4 Scheduled Debates

Posted on 07/14/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Events | Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie has withdrawn from three of four AARP-sponsored debates with Sen. David Ige, a campaign spokesperson announced late Friday citing “scheduling difficulties.” Among the canceled debates are Kahului (July 18), Hilo (July 28), and Honolulu (August 2). The spokesperson for Abercrombie said the governor will participate in the Kona debate, scheduled for Tuesday, July 29. “AARP Hawaii is deeply disappointed that the governor will not be taking part in three of the four debates that his campaign had …

AARP to Participate in City Complete Streets Workshop

Posted on 07/10/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Advocacy | Hawaii | Home & Family | Volunteering Representatives of AARP Hawaii have been invited to take part in a two-day workshop to develop a design manual to implement the City and County of Honolulu’s Complete Streets ordinance (Ordinance 12-15). Participating in the workshop will be AARP volunteer and retired Department of Planning and Permitting employee Elizabeth Chinn, who joins AARP Hawaii Director of Community Outreach Jackie Boland on a committee charged with developing design guidelines for Complete Streets implementation. Boland also serves on the City Transportation Commission. …