AARP Hawaii Offers Free Screenings of Still Alice

Posted on 04/24/2015 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Caregiving | Events | Home & Family | Local Resources AARP Hawaii will present free screenings of the critically acclaimed film Still Alice, at the Honolulu Museum of Art’s Doris Duke Theater on Wednesday, June 17, and at the Maui Arts and Culture Center’s McCoy Studio in Kahului on Thursday, June 18. Screenings will be followed by a panel discussion on the challenges facing Hawaii caregivers who care for loved ones with Alzheimer’s and dementia-related illnesses. The events are offered as part of AARP’s Movies for Grownups, which spotlights movies …

Honoring the Memory of Marie Smith

Posted on 04/24/2015 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Advocacy | Finances 50+ | Press | Volunteering AARP Hawaii honors the memory of Social Security champion and former AARP President Marie Smith (2004-2006), who died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, April 19. The long-time Maui resident had been living in Las Vegas near family members in recent years. She is remembered for providing crucial leadership on one of AARP’s most significant advocacy efforts: our opposition to carving private accounts out of Social Security in 2005. During her 25-year tenure at the Social Security Administration, Marie held …

How Well Does Your Car ‘Fit’ You?

Posted on 04/24/2015 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Community | Driver Safety | Events | Local Resources AARP Hawaii and the Hawaii Occupational Therapy Association are sponsoring a free CarFit event at Catholic Charities Hawaii in Makiki on Saturday, May 2 (8 a.m. – noon). The event is designed to provide older drivers with a comprehensive checkup of how well they ‘fit’ their vehicle. It takes about 20 minutes to complete the checklist. The event is free and open to the public but registration is required – call Catholic Charities Hawaii to schedule an appointment at 527-4777. …

Statewide Fraud Watch Tele-Forum – Saturday

Posted on 04/17/2015 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

About AARP | Events | Fraud | Local Resources AARP Hawaii will reach out by telephone to about 45,000 of its members across the state on Saturday, April 18 (9:05 – 10:05 a.m.) for a conversation about avoiding financial fraud and identity theft. The call marks the launch of AARP’s Fraud Watch Network in Hawaii, an educational effort aimed at arming residents with the tools to spot and avoid falling victim to fraud. The public can access the call via live audio streaming. AARP Hawaii State Director Barbara Kim …

AARP Hawaii Key Vote on Medicare Bill

Posted on 04/15/2015 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family On April 13 the U.S. Senate voted on the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015 (H.R. 2) that permanently replaces the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula used to calculate reimbursements to physicians under Medicare. The Senate also voted on the Cardin-Vitter “Seniors’ Amendment” which was a Key Vote for AARP. Hawaii Senator Mazie Hirono was a co-sponsor of the amendment. AARP applauds the momentous bipartisan Senate vote on MACRA to repeal and replace the flawed SGR formula …

Advocates Urge Support for Caregiver Resolution

Posted on 04/8/2015 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Home & Family | Volunteering AARP Hawaii is asking for the public’s support to advance a resolution aimed at providing family caregivers with the support they need and deserve. Please call Rep. Della Au Belatti TODAY at 586-9425. Ask the House Health Chair to support HCR 145 by allowing the resolution to cross over to the Senate. This resolution would make important changes to the Caregiver Working Group to allow the voices of family caregivers to be heard. The high cost of paid eldercare in …