Event: Improve Your Health At Any Age

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

About AARP 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

About AARP 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

About AARP 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 President to Speak at Hawaii Gerontological Conference

Posted on 09/17/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

About AARP AARP national president, Jeannine English, is coming to Hawaii to deliver a keynote presentation at the Hawaii Pacific Gerontological Society Conference on Monday, September 29 (8:45 a.m.) at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort. English will talk about the Age-Friendly City initiative, a partnership between the City and County of Honolulu, AARP Hawaii, and the World Health Organization’s Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities. Announced by city officials in March, 2014, the initiative is intended to prepare Honolulu for …

Oahu Conference to Support Family Caregivers

Posted on 09/4/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

About AARP Are you caring for an aging family member or planning for your own future care? AARP Hawaii and Wilson Care Group are hosting a free, half-day event at the Japanese Cultural Center on Saturday, October 4 (8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) The purpose of the Oahu Caregiver Conference is to support family caregivers and help make it possible for their loved ones to live independently and remain in their homes and communities where they want to stay. Government and non-profit …

Maui Resident Diane Logsdon to Receive Andrus Award

Posted on 08/25/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

About AARP By Helen Altonn Diane Logsdon, 83, says volunteer work “keeps me going. If I sat down, I would just collapse and do nothing.” Despite a mind-boggling record of volunteer contributions over the years, the Kula, Maui, woman says she was surprised to be selected for the 2014 AARP Hawaii Andrus Award for Community Service. “I was dumbfounded to be picked over 22 people for the Andrus Award,” she said in a telephone interview during a regular shift with the Maui …