Maggie Herron – Living in the Miracle of Music

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

Events | Hawaii | 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

Hawaii | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | 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 …

AARP Hawaii to Sponsor Gubernatorial Debate on KHON

Posted on 09/22/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Advocacy | Events | Hawaii AARP Hawaii will sponsor a live, televised debate on KHON2 with leading candidates in the general election for governor on Tuesday, October 7 (7 – 8 p.m.) The debate will feature Republican Duke Aiona, Democrat David Ige, and Independent Mufi Hannemann. The debate will focus on issues of importance to voters age 50+ and their families – including health care, retirement security, jobs, support for family caregiving, and long-term care. It will be moderated by University of Hawaii Associate Professor …

Civil Beat Offers Daily Election Coverage

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

Hawaii | Local Resources | Press 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.

AARP President to Speak at Hawaii Gerontological Conference

Posted on 09/17/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Events | Hawaii | 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

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, …