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 …

Livable Communities Survey Identifies Needs of Honolulu Residents 45+

Posted on 09/12/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Home & Family A survey of older adults on Oahu ranks affordable home health care and housing among the greatest needs facing residents of the City and County of Honolulu as its population ages. The 2014 AARP Livable Communities Survey in Honolulu, Hawaii of Adults Age 45+ identifies the needs of older residents as well as gaps in community features and services. Survey respondents were asked to rate the importance of environmental, economic and social factors in eight key areas or domains. Overall, …

Oahu Conference to Support Family Caregivers

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

Home & Family 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 …

AARP to Participate in City Complete Streets Workshop

Posted on 07/10/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Home & Family Representatives of AARP Hawaii have been invited to take part in a two-day workshop to develop a design manual to implement the City and County of Honolulu’s Complete Streets ordinance (Ordinance 12-15). Participating in the workshop will be AARP volunteer and retired Department of Planning and Permitting employee Elizabeth Chinn, who joins AARP Hawaii Director of Community Outreach Jackie Boland on a committee charged with developing design guidelines for Complete Streets implementation. Boland also serves on the City Transportation Commission. …

Hawaii Woman Faces 60 with ‘Fabulous’ Attitude, Publishes Book

Posted on 06/3/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Home & Family By Helen Altonn Boomers feeling depressed about aging and life changes should talk to Anna Resich, who is so excited about her life after 60, she says, “I feel like I’m a teenager going on a first date.” She will be 63 on June 24 but never thinks of her age. She said she feels the same as younger friends: “Enthusiastic about life. Looking forward to things. Every trip, I get excited. Even my social life as a single person …

Prevent Falls, Promote Health & Make Your Home Safe

Posted on 05/30/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Home & Family AARP Hawaii is bringing together aging specialists for a free Maui workshop aimed at preventing falls in the home. Titled Simple Steps to Fall Prevention, Better Health and a Home for Life the event will be held at Kaunoa Senior Center in Paia on Saturday, June 7 (9 a.m. – noon). According to the state Department of Health about 85 seniors die, 1,960 are hospitalized, and 8,700 are treated in emergency rooms due to falls statewide each year – resulting …