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 …

Supporting Hawaii’s Family Caregivers – July 16

Posted on 07/15/2015 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Caregiving | Events | Volunteering Aloha, We learned this week that the Legislative Family Caregivers Working Group will be holding its first meeting at the State Capitol, Room 325 on Thursday, July 16 at 11 a.m. This is a critical first step in the next phase of our coalition-led effort to pass a much-needed law supporting family caregivers in Hawaii. Please join our team of caregiver advocates attending this meeting – and we’ll provide you with an I Heart Caregivers t-shirt. The Family Caregivers Working …

‘Still Alice’ Draws Capacity Crowds on Oahu and Maui

Posted on 07/13/2015 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Caregiving | Events | Home & Family | Local Resources More than 800 residents turned out for three screenings of the acclaimed film STILL ALICE in Honolulu and Kahului in mid-July. The capacity events included panel discussions intended to raise awareness of the challenges facing the growing numbers of Hawaii adults diagnosed with the incurable disease – and the friends and family members who care for them. The events were held in connection with AARP’s I Heart Caregivers initiative, which aims to recognize Hawaii’s unpaid family caregivers – and stimulate …

Fun for the Entire Ohana at Intergenerational Family Resource Fair – July 24

Posted on 07/13/2015 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

About AARP | Community | Events | Livable Communities | Local Resources With its rapidly aging population and strong family ties, Hawaii is hosting a global conference on Intergenerational Action on a Global Scale at the Hawaii Convention Center on July 22–24. The conference is expected to draw hundreds of participants from the local community and around the world to share ideas, develop new perspectives, and promote intergenerational cooperation. One of the highlights of the conference is a Family Resource Fair – free and open to the public on Friday, July 24 …

Celebrate Social Security’s 80th Anniversary

Posted on 07/11/2015 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

About AARP | Community | Events | Finances 50+ | Fraud | Home & Family | Local Resources On Saturday, August 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., AARP Hawaii will join a host of community organizations for the 9th annual Aging in Place Workshop at the Ala Moana Hotel in Honolulu. The event is sponsored by KHON-2 and Generations magazine, and more than 45 exhibitors will be on hand to offer information and resources of interest to Hawaii’s adults and their families. One of the highlights of the event will be a celebration of the 80th anniversary …

Caregiver Workshops on Maui and Oahu in July

Posted on 07/10/2015 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Caregiving | Community | Events | Local Resources It’s been said that if you aren’t currently a caregiver, you either have been or will be one. For the estimated 247,000 people in Hawaii who care for aging loved ones throughout the year, it’s already true. Many caregivers don’t think of themselves as caregivers. They’re sons and daughters just doing what families do – but many feel isolated and don’t know where to turn. AARP Hawaii and its partners are offering free events on Maui and Oahu for family …