Kona Debate With Abercrombie and Ige – July 29

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

Events 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

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 Neil Abercrombie has withdrawn from three of four AARP-sponsored debates with Sen.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

Abercrombie and Ige to Face Off in AARP Debates

Posted on 07/3/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Events Gov. Neil Abercrombie and state Sen. David Ige will participate in four separate debates sponsored by AARP Hawaii on Maui, the Big Island and Oahu in the weeks leading up to primary election. The debates are among numerous federal and state issue forums AARP has planned for this election season to help inform members and the general public on where candidates stand on public policy issues that impact their lives. The first debate will be held on Maui on July 18. This will be …

‘Reboot Your Life’ Event Opens Doors to Real Possibilities

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

Events 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 …

Path to Medical Practice Follows Unconventional Course

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

Events By Helen Altonn Training in gymnastics, jazz, ballet and drama could have taken Dr. Ligaya Stice, a former Miss Hawaii, in a different direction than to medical school. But she says all of her experiences provided “intangible” benefits. She acknowledges that beauty pageants have critics but says they helped her through medical school. “To characterize any beauty pageant as a terrible thing is missing the point. There are a lot of things you can gain from the experience.” Stice, who …

Voter Education Kicks Off with U.S. Senate Debate on July 15

Posted on 06/10/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Events Hawaii had the lowest voter turnout among all states in 2012 – with less than half (44.5 percent) of eligible voters casting ballots. Yet, older voters turn out to the polls at a much higher rate than any other age group, suggesting that Hawaii voters age 50-plus will play an important role in determining this year’s election results. Beginning in July, AARP Hawaii will sponsor a televised debate and numerous in-person voter education events designed to help residents make informed …