Volunteer Spotlight: AARP Foundation Tax Aide

Volunteer Spotlight: AARP Foundation Tax Aide

Posted on 04/11/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Local Resources By Helen Altonn Megan Morris wanted to get to know the community when she and her husband moved to Ewa Beach, so she answered a call in the AARP Magazine for volunteers to help older residents prepare their taxes. Now in her eighth season as an AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteer, she sees people she’s helped year after year when she goes to the grocery store and they ask, “When are you doing taxes?” Morris and other Hawaii volunteers in the …

Events Prepare Mid-Life Boomers for 'What's Next'

Events Prepare Mid-Life Boomers for ‘What’s Next’

Posted on 03/20/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Local Resources The youngest of Hawaii’s baby boomers (those born in 1964) turns 50 this year, joining the ranks of a generation searching for answers on how to achieve financial security and find personal fulfillment. Whether they’re focused on work, money, health, or discovering new possibilities in life, people at mid-life are looking for information that will help them reach their financial and personal goals. AARP Hawaii is hosting a series of free workshops at locations across the state in April and …

Women Find Inspiration Empowering Other Women to Realize Their Potential

Women Find Inspiration Empowering Other Women to Realize Their Potential

Posted on 01/22/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Local Resources By Marian Okada The sign in the Dress for Success (DFS) boutique at the YWCA of Oahu on Richards Street says it all: “It’s not about where you’ve been. It’s about where you’re going.” The message applies equally to Shirley Grossi and Bettelynn Smith – two women who’ve had a powerful and rewarding experience helping other women less fortunate. Both started out as DFS volunteers after retiring from the business world. Now they’re making a mark and rediscovering their passion …

AARP Tax-Aide to Provide Free Tax Assistance Beginning February

AARP Tax-Aide to Provide Free Tax Assistance Beginning February

Posted on 01/15/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Local Resources Beginning February 1, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide will provide free tax assistance and preparation for Hawaii taxpayers with low to moderate incomes at 36 libraries, senior centers and other convenient locations across the state. Now in its 45th year, AARP Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, with special attention to people 60 and older. You do not have to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this free service. “Tax-Aide volunteers provide a …

Maui Non-Profit Helps Seniors Maintain Independence

Maui Non-Profit Helps Seniors Maintain Independence

Posted on 06/7/2013 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Local Resources As Maui’s population ages, the danger of social isolation grows. The Census Bureau shows there were about 30,000 people age 60+ in Maui County in 2010 – the state’s third most populated county (after Honolulu and Hawaii). About a third of Maui’s 60+ residents live alone – a potential problem for seniors who need a helping hand with chores, errands and other services as they get older. Enter Na Hoaloha – Neighbors Helping Neighbors, a non-profit organization whose volunteers have …

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AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program Offers Free Filing Assistance

Posted on 01/23/2013 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Local Resources Tax season is right around the corner and many Hawaii seniors will soon be looking for filing assistance.  The good news is more than 250 Tax-Aide volunteers across the state are standing by to help.  Beginning February 1 through April 15, AARP-trained and IRS-certified volunteers will be available at 43 locations across the state (including 20 sites on Oahu) to help prepare federal and state tax forms. Last year in Hawaii, Tax-Aide counselors helped file nearly 18,000 state and federal …