— More than 154,000 people in Hawaii care for parents, spouses or other loved ones, helping them to live independently in their own homes. These family caregivers have a huge responsibility, and on July 1, a new law takes effect that will make life a little easier for them. The CARE (Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable) Act helps family caregivers when their loved ones go into the hospital and as they transition home. The CARE Act requires Hawaii’s acute care hospitals to: …

— Act your age. Has anyone ever told you that and how do you answer if you’re 50 or older? AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins believes you shouldn’t fall for stereotypes about how people 50+ should act. That’s why she wrote her best-selling book “Disrupt Aging.” The book is about changing the way we think about getting older. We all age every day and that’s way better than the alternative. We’re living longer, healthier and more productive lives so growing older …

— Once again, Hawaii ranked as the deadliest state in the nation for people 65 and over who just want to walk across the street. The latest Dangerous by Design report, released this month, looked at pedestrian deaths from 2005 to 2014 and found that of the 251 pedestrians killed on Hawaii roads, 42 percent were 65 or older. In fact, older residents are more likely to die on the streets of Hawaii than in any other state. Per capita pedestrian …

— Using a blueprint approved in 2015, the city and county of Honolulu are beginning to address the needs of Oahu’s rapidly aging population. The Honolulu Age-Friendly City Action Plan sets the stage to improve daily life for older adults. It recommends ways to improve outdoor spaces and buildings, transportation, housing, communication and social involvement, civic participation and employment, and community support and health services. Honolulu joined the AARP Network of Age Friendly Communities in 2013. Honolulu has one of the …

— 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 …