Livable Communities Survey Identifies Needs of Honolulu Residents 45+

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

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, …

AARP Hawaii Sponsors Televised Gubernatorial Debate

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

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 Urges YES Vote on Constitutional Question 3

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

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 …

Survey Looks at Caregiving Experience of Hawaii Adults

Posted on 10/7/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Press Over half (53 percent) of Hawaii residents age 45 and older say they are providing or have provided unpaid care for an adult loved one in their early eighties who is frail or who has a disability. This, according to an AARP survey of Hawaii registered voters on their experiences with family caregiving and their opinions of proposals to support family caregivers. According to the survey, most Hawaii caregivers are helping or have helped their loved ones with shopping (86 …

Civil Beat Offers Daily Election Coverage

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

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.

Abercrombie and Ige to Face Off in AARP Debates

Posted on 07/3/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Press Gov. Neil Abercrombie and state Sen. David Ige will participate in four separate debates sponsored by AARP Hawaii on Maui, the Big Island and Oahu in the weeks leading up to primary election. The debates are among numerous federal and state issue forums AARP has planned for this election season to help inform members and the general public on where candidates stand on public policy issues that impact their lives. The first debate will be held on Maui on July 18. This will be …