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

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

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

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 …

You’re Covered– With a Little Help from the Affordable Care Act

You’re Covered– With a Little Help from the Affordable Care Act

Posted on 12/2/2013 by | AARP National | Comments

Health & Wellbeing By Nicole Duritz, Vice President of Health at AARP in the Education and Outreach group John Hodgman, a sharp-witted comedian who occasionally appears on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” took a decidedly unfunny turn on Twitter on Oct. 1, the day the Health Insurance Marketplace went online. “Young people: sign up for healthcare. Take it from me –YOU ARE NOT IMMORTAL,” Hodgman urged his Twitter followers. Regardless of your age or current health, now that the Health Insurance Marketplace …

Increase Sought for Home and Community Services

Increase Sought for Home and Community Services

Posted on 12/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Hawaii has one of the nation’s highest percentages of residents 85 and older, and as the population ages, the pool of potential caregivers is projected to decline. AARP Hawaii is pushing for increased funding for home- and community-based services—such as bathing and transportation assistance—to help people with or without family caregivers continue to live in their own homes as they age instead of moving into institutions. In preparation for the legislative session that begins Jan. 15, AARP is recruiting volunteers …