Governor Withdraws From 3 of 4 Scheduled Debates

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

About AARP 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 Neil Abercrombie has withdrawn from three of four AARP-sponsored debates with Sen.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 …

‘Reboot Your Life’ Event Opens Doors to Real Possibilities

Posted on 06/13/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

About AARP Ever wonder what could be? Dreaming of more? Considering a change? Join AARP Hawaii for an event designed to help Boomers explore real possibilities for reinventing life after 50+. “Reboot Your Life: Savvy Strategies for Your Second Act,” will be held on Saturday, June 21 (8 a.m. – noon) at the Japanese Cultural Center. This is a free mini-conference featuring a keynote presentation by entrepreneur and author Christopher Gardner, whose autobiography The Pursuit of Happyness inspired the 2006 movie by …

Prevent Falls, Promote Health & Make Your Home Safe

Posted on 05/30/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

About AARP AARP Hawaii is bringing together aging specialists for a free Maui workshop aimed at preventing falls in the home. Titled Simple Steps to Fall Prevention, Better Health and a Home for Life the event will be held at Kaunoa Senior Center in Paia on Saturday, June 7 (9 a.m. – noon). According to the state Department of Health about 85 seniors die, 1,960 are hospitalized, and 8,700 are treated in emergency rooms due to falls statewide each year – resulting …

Volunteer Spotlight: AARP Foundation Tax Aide

Posted on 04/11/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

About AARP By Helen Altonn Megan Morris wanted to get to know the community when she and her husband moved to Ewa Beach, so she answered a call in the AARP Magazine for volunteers to help older residents prepare their taxes. Now in her eighth season as an AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteer, she sees people she’s helped year after year when she goes to the grocery store and they ask, “When are you doing taxes?” Morris and other Hawaii volunteers in the …

Hawaii ‘We Care’Celebration Honors Family Caregivers

Posted on 04/10/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

About AARP AARP Hawaii and other elder advocacy groups will pay tribute to family caregivers and the support they provide friends and loved ones at an event recognizing Hawaii’s ‘unsung heroes’ on Thursday, April 17 (9 – 11:30 a.m.) at the Japanese Cultural Center. The ‘We Care Celebration’ is free and open to the public and includes continental breakfast, door prizes, entertainment by Frank DeLima, and an update of recent legislative advocacy in support of family caregivers. The purpose of the event …

Filing Deadline Doesn’t Have to be Taxing

Posted on 04/7/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

About AARP With one week to go before the federal tax filing deadline, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is providing free tax preparation assistance at convenient locations across the state. AARP Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest free tax preparation service, with special attention to residents age 60 and older who have low-to-moderate incomes. You do not have to be a member of AARP or a retiree to take advantage of this free service. Last year in Hawaii, Tax Aide volunteers helped more than 16,000 …