Oahu Residents Weigh in on Age-Friendly Features

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

Local Resources 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 …

Maggie Herron – Living in the Miracle of Music

Posted on 10/4/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Local Resources By Russell Nanod Music is powerful and special things happen when it is tied to personal friendship. When my wife and I walked into Lewer’s Lounge at the Halekulani more than a year ago, we met a talented artist that would become a treasured and special friend. Maggie Herron has been called “the Big Island’s jazz goddess” for her world class keyboard playing, expressive vocal style and ability to compose heartfelt, mature songs and embrace and words and melodies of …

Workshops Provide Useful Information for Caregivers

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

Local Resources 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 …

Civil Beat Offers Daily Election Coverage

Posted on 09/18/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Local Resources With the election getting closer, AARP has widely promoted its online Voter Guide which lets Hawaii voters see where candidates for state and federal office stand on issues important to residents age 50+. For daily information and opinions on the local election scene, check out Honolulu Civil Beat’s election page.

‘Reboot Your Life’ Event Opens Doors to Real Possibilities

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

Local Resources Ever wonder what could be? Dreaming of more? Considering a change? Join AARP Hawaii for an event designed to help Boomers explore real possibilities for reinventing life after 50+. “Reboot Your Life: Savvy Strategies for Your Second Act,” will be held on Saturday, June 21 (8 a.m. – noon) at the Japanese Cultural Center. This is a free mini-conference featuring a keynote presentation by entrepreneur and author Christopher Gardner, whose autobiography The Pursuit of Happyness inspired the 2006 movie by …

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 …