AARP Hawaii to Sponsor Gubernatorial Debate on KHON

Posted on 09/22/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Events AARP Hawaii will sponsor a live, televised debate on KHON2 with leading candidates in the general election for governor on Tuesday, October 7 (7 – 8 p.m.) The debate will feature Republican Duke Aiona, Democrat David Ige, and Independent Mufi Hannemann. The debate will focus on issues of importance to voters age 50+ and their families – including health care, retirement security, jobs, support for family caregiving, and long-term care. It will be moderated by University of Hawaii Associate Professor …

AARP President to Speak at Hawaii Gerontological Conference

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

Events 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 …

Where Do the Candidates Stand on Key Issues?

Posted on 09/8/2014 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 …

Oahu Conference to Support Family Caregivers

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

Events 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 …

Hawaii Seniors Make Their Voices Heard

Posted on 08/28/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Events Two years ago, older voters in Hawaii went to the polls in numbers greater than any other group. According to Census data, voters age 45+ accounted for nearly seven in ten votes cast in Hawaii’s 2012 general election. Ninety percent of older residents who registered made their voices heard at the polls. The results of this year’s primary election suggest that the voices of Hawaii’s most influential voting bloc are still reverberating. Despite outspending his opponent 10-to-1, Gov. Neil Abercrombie …

Volunteers Needed to Raise Pedestrian, Driver Awareness

Posted on 08/4/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Events Pedestrian fatalities caused by automobiles are not a new problem in Hawaii, which has long held the distinction of being the most dangerous state (per capita) to be a pedestrian 65+. But 2014 has seen an alarming rise in the number of pedestrian crashes involving motor vehicles. As of August 1, 2014 there were already 19 pedestrian fatalities statewide, the same number of fatalities in all of 2013. With five months left in the year, authorities and advocates looking to …