Livable Communities Survey Identifies Needs of Honolulu Residents 45+

Posted on 11/3/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Hawaii | Home & Family | Press 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 Residents Weigh in on Age-Friendly Features

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

Hawaii | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | 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 …

CarFit Event Steers Older Drivers to Safety

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

About AARP | Events | Hawaii | Home & Family | Volunteering 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 Hawaii Sponsors Televised Gubernatorial Debate

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

Advocacy | Events | Hawaii | Press AARP Hawaii sponsored a live, televised debate with leading candidates in the general election for governor on Tuesday, October 7. The debate featured Republican candidates Duke Aiona, Democrat David Ige, and Independent Mufi Hannemann. KHON2 has archived the debate on its website for easy reference through the November 4 general election. It focuses on issues of importance to Hawaii voters age 50+ and their families – including health care, retirement security, support for family caregiving, and long-term care. All three …

AARP National President Visits Honolulu

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

Advocacy | Events | Hawaii | Home & Family | Volunteering 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 …

AARP Urges YES Vote on Constitutional Question 3

Posted on 10/9/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Advocacy | Hawaii | Press On this year’s general election ballot, Hawaii voters will consider a proposed constitutional amendment that would extend the mandatory retirement age for state judges and justices from 70 to 80 years of age. AARP Hawaii is urging a YES vote on this ballot measure. “Age alone does not determine whether someone can do their job,” said AARP Hawaii State President Gerry Silva. “State judges today are forced to retire at the age of 70, and that includes those who have …