Oahu Residents Weigh in on Age-Friendly Features

Posted on 11/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family Affordable home health care, outdoor spaces and affordable, accessible housing are among the features needed to make Honolulu an “age-friendly” city, a recent AARP study found. Other survey findings point to the need for safe streets and sidewalks, reliable public transportation and assisted-living options. The survey of Oahu residents age 45-plus lays the groundwork for an action plan to transform Honolulu as part of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, an affiliate of the World Health Organization’s global program. AARP …

CarFit Event Steers Older Drivers to Safety

Posted on 10/17/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Home & Family AARP Hawaii and the Hawaii Occupational Therapy Association are sponsoring a free CarFit event in partnership with AAA Hawaii at Kaimuki High School on Saturday, November 1 (8 a.m. – noon). The event is designed to give older drivers a comprehensive check of how well they ‘fit’ their vehicle. It takes about 20 minutes to complete the checklist. The event is free and open to the public but registration is requested – call 545-6007. CarFit is an educational program created …

AARP National President Visits Honolulu

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

Home & Family AARP national President Jeannine English delivered the keynote presentation at the Hawaii Pacific Gerontological Society Conference on September 29, where she met with Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell and donated a check to Honolulu’s Age-Friendly City initiative. English spoke about the importance of the Age-Friendly City partnership with 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 …

Survey Looks at Caregiving Experience of Hawaii Adults

Posted on 10/7/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Home & Family Over half (53 percent) of Hawaii residents age 45 and older say they are providing or have provided unpaid care for an adult loved one in their early eighties who is frail or who has a disability. This, according to an AARP survey of Hawaii registered voters on their experiences with family caregiving and their opinions of proposals to support family caregivers. According to the survey, most Hawaii caregivers are helping or have helped their loved ones with shopping (86 …

Workshops Provide Useful Information for Caregivers

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

Home & Family 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 …

AARP President to Speak at Hawaii Gerontological Conference

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

Home & Family 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 …