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

About AARP | Events | Hawaii | 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 …

Telephone Town Hall Builds Support for Senate Bill 2264

Telephone Town Hall Builds Support for Senate Bill 2264

Posted on 03/19/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Advocacy | Hawaii | Home & Family On March 15 AARP Hawaii reached out by telephone to members across the state to talk about a bill before the state Legislature that would offer relief to family caregivers. Senate Bill 2264 – the CARE Act – would require hospitals to give caregivers the instruction they need to care for their loved ones when the patient is discharged. Joining AARP Hawaii State Director Barbara Kim Stanton on the call were state Senator Suzanne Chun Oakland (District 13) and AARP …

Maui Event Focuses on Caregiving and Long-Term Care

Maui Event Focuses on Caregiving and Long-Term Care

Posted on 03/19/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Advocacy | Hawaii | Home & Family AARP Hawaii sponsored a community workshop on caregiving and long-term care at the Maui Beach Hotel, Maui Lani Room, on Monday March 24. The featured speaker was Susan Reinhard, director of AARP’s Public Policy Institute and the author of a national study that challenges assumptions of the traditional role of family caregiving. The study, appropriately named Home Alone, found that as people live longer, family caregivers are called upon to provide increasingly complex kinds of care – such as injections …

Caregiving Expert Speaks at Kona Community Event

Caregiving Expert Speaks at Kona Community Event

Posted on 03/18/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Advocacy | Hawaii | Home & Family The director of AARP’s Public Policy Institute visited Kona on Tuesday, March 25 to speak at a free community event focusing on caregiving and long-term care at the King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel. Susan Reinhard is the author of a national study that challenges the assumptions many people have of family caregiving. The study, Home Alone found that as people live longer, family caregivers are called upon to provide increasingly complex kinds of care – such as injections and wound …

Advocates Press for Support of Caregiver Bill

Advocates Press for Support of Caregiver Bill

Posted on 03/18/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Advocacy | Hawaii | Home & Family Elder advocates descended on the state Capitol Tuesday in support of Senate Bill 2264 – the CARE Act – in anticipation of a hearing by the House Health Committee. About 30 AARP volunteers met with House legislators to urge support of the measure that would require hospitals to provide family caregivers with instruction needed to care for loved ones at home after discharge. “Hawaii’s family caregivers have a huge responsibility, and their role in the home is expanding to include …

AARP Hawaii's Priority Bills Pass Mid-Session Point

AARP Hawaii’s Priority Bills Pass Mid-Session Point

Posted on 03/7/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Hawaii | Volunteering At the halfway point of the 2014 state Legislature, all of AARP Hawaii’s priority bills have successfully passed initial scrutiny by respective Senate and House committees. As the critical March 6 “crossover” date passed, AARP Advocacy Director Steve Tam thanked volunteers for their work. “We could not have reached this milestone without the tireless support AARP’s many volunteer advocates provided by way of phone calls, legislative visits, testimony, and email,” said Tam. “Thank you for everything you do to improve …