Workshops Provide Useful Information for Caregivers

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing AARP Hawaii is hosting workshops on three islands to help family caregivers meet the challenges of caring for a loved one at home. Presenters also will discuss policy proposals that could ease the burden of caregiving. Hawaii residents age 80 and older are most likely to need help with activities of daily living such as bathing, grooming and preparing meals. Surveys show most people would prefer to receive such assistance at home, rather than in a nursing home. However, as …

Path to Medical Practice Follows Unconventional Course

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

Health & Wellbeing 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 …

Ready to Retire? Workshops Can Help

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

Health & Wellbeing 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 …

Senator Hirono Cosponsors Medicare Drug Savings Act

Posted on 02/6/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Health & Wellbeing AARP Hawaii is applauding U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono for cosponsoring the Medicare Drug Savings Act of 2013. The legislation would require prescription drug manufacturers to provide rebates to Medicare Part D low-income beneficiaries, including those who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. “We are deeply grateful to Senator Hirono for her leadership on behalf of Hawaii seniors and people with disabilities,” said AARP Hawaii State Director Barbara Kim Stanton. “Hawaii’s low-income Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries are under increasing pressure …

We’ve Got a Speaker for Your Next Group Meeting

Posted on 02/4/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Do you need a speaker for your group? The AARP Volunteer Speakers Bureau is trained to present on a range of topics of interest to mid-life and older adults.  To schedule a volunteer speaker, please fill out our online request form. If you have trouble accessing the form or need to combine or customize presentations, contact Jackie Boland at (808) 545-6003.  Electronic PDF copies of our presentations are available to preview on request. Choose from any of the following 2014 …

Neighbor Island Events – Finding Your Way Around the Health Care Law

Posted on 12/3/2013 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Health & Wellbeing There’s a lot to learn about the national health care law and Hawaii’s new health insurance marketplace.  Neighbor Island residents can find out what the law means for them and their family by attending a free educational session beginning Saturday, December 7. The sessions – Finding Your Way Around the Health Care Law – provide an overview of the law, the health insurance marketplace, who is eligible, how to enroll, tax credits, and options for those with limited incomes.  Get …