Hawaii 'We Care'Celebration Honors Family Caregivers

Hawaii ‘We Care’Celebration Honors Family Caregivers

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

Events 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

Filing Deadline Doesn’t Have to be Taxing

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

Events 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 …

AARP and SBA to Hold Encore Entrepreneur Event

AARP and SBA to Hold Encore Entrepreneur Event

Posted on 03/31/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Events AARP Hawaii and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are teaming up to hold an Encore Entrepreneur mentoring event at Kapolei Hale on Tuesday, April 29 (9 a.m. – noon). The event is free and open to the public and is designed to provide counseling, mentoring and training for people aged 50 and older who would like to start or grow a small business. The event offers an opportunity to network with representatives of the Business Action Center, SCORE, the …

Events Aimed at Unmasking Fraud, Protecting Retirement Security

Events Aimed at Unmasking Fraud, Protecting Retirement Security

Posted on 03/28/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Events AARP is teaming up with organizations in the fight against fraud to offer public workshops in Honolulu, Waipahu and on Maui on April 2-3. The events will focus on common scams that rake in billions of dollars across the country, putting financial security at risk for millions of victims each year. The Protect Your Retirement Security Workshops are co-sponsored by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the State Office of the Securities Commissioner, and the Better Business Bureau and are …

Events Prepare Mid-Life Boomers for 'What's Next'

Events Prepare Mid-Life Boomers for ‘What’s Next’

Posted on 03/20/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Events The youngest of Hawaii’s baby boomers (those born in 1964) turns 50 this year, joining the ranks of a generation searching for answers on how to achieve financial security and find personal fulfillment. Whether they’re focused on work, money, health, or discovering new possibilities in life, people at mid-life are looking for information that will help them reach their financial and personal goals. AARP Hawaii is hosting a series of free workshops at locations across the state in April and …

Ready to Retire? Workshops Can Help

Posted on 03/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events AARP Hawaii is hosting retirement-readiness workshops this spring on Oahu, Hawaii, Maui and Kauai. The sessions can help people decide when to start collecting Social Security benefits and think ahead about their health and long-term care needs. “Retirement can be one of the most rewarding times in a person’s life, but it requires careful planning to be successful,” said Jackie Boland, AARP associate state director for community outreach. “Most people spend more time planning a vacation than they do planning …