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 …

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

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

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 …