AARP Offers Cornucopia of Information Sessions in December

Posted on 11/13/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Events During the holiday season and throughout the year, AARP is working in communities across the state to ensure that Hawaii residents have choice, control, and independence through every stage of their lives. We invite you to learn more about what we’re doing on Oahu to support caregivers, help people plan for the future, and ensure that residents of all ages can live life to the fullest. Join us at one of the following community information sessions to learn more about …

Event: Improve Your Health At Any Age

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

Events 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 …

CarFit Event Steers Older Drivers to Safety

Posted on 10/17/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Events 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 Hawaii Sponsors Televised Gubernatorial Debate

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

Events AARP Hawaii sponsored a live, televised debate with leading candidates in the general election for governor on Tuesday, October 7. The debate featured Republican candidates Duke Aiona, Democrat David Ige, and Independent Mufi Hannemann. KHON2 has archived the debate on its website for easy reference through the November 4 general election. It focuses on issues of importance to Hawaii voters age 50+ and their families – including health care, retirement security, support for family caregiving, and long-term care. All three …

AARP National President Visits Honolulu

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

Events AARP national President Jeannine English delivered the keynote presentation at the Hawaii Pacific Gerontological Society Conference on September 29, where she met with Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell and donated a check to Honolulu’s Age-Friendly City initiative. English spoke about the importance of the Age-Friendly City partnership with 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 …

Where Do the Candidates Stand on Key Issues?

Posted on 10/8/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Events With the general election right around the corner, AARP Hawaii has launched the 2014 online Voter Guide to inform members and the general public where candidates stand on key federal and state issues. The Voter Guide outlines federal candidates’ views on Social Security and Medicare as well as helping Americans save for the future. Protecting Social Security is a high priority for many voters age 50+, especially for residents who aren’t financially ready for retirement. In Hawaii today, Social Security …