County Aging Agencies Address Legislative Family Caregivers Working Group

Posted on 08/20/2015 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Advocacy | Home & Family | Press | Volunteering Advocates supporting proposed legislation that would require hospitals to offer to instruct family caregivers in after-care tasks needed to be performed after discharge turned out for the Legislative Family Caregivers Working Group meeting on August 20 at the state Capitol. The Caregiver Working Group heard from the directors of state and county elderly affairs offices on the role of Aging and Disability Resource Centers and other community organizations in helping caregivers and their families. Hospitals opposing the CARE Act legislation …

Help for Women Seeking to Secure Their Finances

Posted on 08/17/2015 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

About AARP | Events | Finances 50+ | Local Resources | Money & Work Surveys indicate that Americans aren’t saving enough for retirement, and the risk of coming up financially short is especially real for Hawaii’s women – who tend to live longer, earn less, and spend more time out the workforce caring for family than men. To address this concern, AARP Hawaii teamed up with partner organizations to present Women and Money, a half-day event providing information aimed at helping Hawaii’s women make fact-based decisions to strengthen their financial future. The free mini-conference …

Hawaii Celebrates 80th Anniversary of Social Security

Posted on 08/17/2015 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Events | Finances 50+ | Press | Volunteering AARP Hawaii and U.S. Senator Brian Schatz joined hundreds of Hawaii seniors in celebrating the 80th anniversary of Social Security at the Ala Moana Hotel’s Hibiscus Ballroom on Saturday, August 15. The event took place at the 9th annual Aging in Place Conference, sponsored by KHON2’s Elderhood Project and Generations magazine, and featured singing, birthday cake, and brief remarks by Sen. Schatz. Social Security remains a bedrock program for millions of Americans, including about 250,000 Hawaii residents of all ages. …

Update on Advocacy Supporting Family Caregivers

Posted on 08/17/2015 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Home & Family | Volunteering New research on the number of family caregivers in the islands and the value of the unpaid care they provide loved ones has given greater urgency to the need to support caregivers in Hawaii. As our population ages, family caregivers are faced with the need to provide complex types of care – such as medication management and wound care – for which many are unprepared. AARP Hawaii is part of a coalition of advocates focused on passing a law that …

Conference Offers Financial Guidance for Women

Posted on 07/31/2015 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

About AARP | Events | Local Resources | Money & Work Studies show that Americans aren’t saving enough for the future, and the risk of coming up financially short in retirement is especially real for Hawaii’s women – who tend to live longer, earn less, and spend more time out of the workforce caring for family than their male counterparts. AARP Hawaii is teaming up with partner organizations to present Women and Money, a half-day event providing information aimed at helping Hawaii’s women make fact-based decisions to strengthen their financial future. …

Hawaii Caregivers Provide $2.1 Billion in Unpaid Care

Posted on 07/16/2015 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Caregiving | Home & Family | Press Family caregivers in Hawaii provided 144 million hours of care – worth an estimated $2.1 billion –to their parents, spouses, partners, and other adult loved ones in 2013, according to AARP Public Policy Institute’s new report, Valuing the Invaluable: 2015 Update. Family caregiving for relatives or close friends with chronic, disabling, or serious health problems so they can remain in their home is nearly universal today. In 2013, about 154,000 family caregivers in Hawaii helped another adult loved one carry …