Public Invited to Kona Caregiver Forum – March 26

Posted on 03/19/2015 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Community | Events | Home & Family AARP is pleased to present an event for Hawaii Island caregivers and residents preparing to care for their aging loved ones. The event will be held at the West Hawaii Civic Center on Thursday, March 26 (9 a.m. – noon) and is intended to familiarize residents with community resources and supports needed to care for older friends and family members – as well as plan for their own future needs. The event is free and open to the public. Register …

Got a Caregiver Story? Share it at I Heart Caregivers

Posted on 03/10/2015 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Community | Home & Family Caregiving became a full-time responsibility for Lahaina resident Montella Lopez as her mother’s health declined. Suffering from serious illnesses in the final years of her life, she was in and out of the hospital six times. Each time her mother was discharged, Montella says there was little or no instruction provided on how to care for her at home. Stories like this are the new normal for many of Hawaii’s 247,000 family caregivers. Traditionally, caregivers have helped older loved ones …

Caregiving Events for Hawaii Adults and Their Families

Posted on 03/6/2015 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Caregiving | Community | Events AARP Hawaii is pleased to present three events for family caregivers and residents preparing to care for their aging loved ones. The events will be held in Kona (3/26), Kahului (3/27) and Honolulu (3/28) and are intended to familiarize residents with community resources and supports needed to care for older friends and family members – and plan for their own future needs as well. “Family caregiving is an issue that affects all of us in some way,” said AARP Hawaii …

Rally for Family Caregivers at Capitol

Posted on 03/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Home & Family AARP Hawaii is sponsoring a rally at the state Capitol building to encourage support for family caregivers. The I Heart Caregivers Senior Rally on March 25 honors the work of the state’s 247,000 family caregivers, who face increasingly complex challenges as they tend to the needs of loved ones at home. AARP is urging legislators to pass the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act, which would better prepare caregivers to perform followup tasks such as medication management or wound care …

Josh Wisch Joins AARP Hawaii as Advocacy Director

Posted on 02/19/2015 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Press AARP Hawaii has announced the hiring of Joshua Wisch as director of advocacy. Prior to his appointment, Wisch served as deputy director of the Hawaii State Department of Taxation, special assistant to the Attorney General in the Hawaii State Department of the Attorney General, and District Director for then-Congresswoman Mazie Hirono. Wisch has also worked as litigation attorney with the Honolulu law firms Cades Schutte and Chun Kerr. “We are delighted to welcome a leader of Josh Wisch’s experience as …

Advocates Respond to Deferral of Caregiver Bill

Posted on 02/13/2015 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Advocacy | Home & Family | Press Elder advocates issued the following joint statement following Senate Health Committee Chair Josh Green’s deferral of SB 296 – a bill supporting family caregivers in Hawaii: “Supporters of the CARE Act are disappointed with the Senate Health Committee’s indefinite deferral of Senate Bill 296 and the current refusal of the House Health Committee to grant House Bill 490 a hearing. We disagree with Senate Health Committee Chair Josh Green’s decision to defer the issue of caregiver support to the Working …