— 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: …

— AARP volunteer speakers are fanning out across Oahu and Hawaii island this week to talk about financial issues ranging from fraud to social security and preparing for retirement. It’s part of the Hawaii Public Library’s Money Smart Week, an annual event promoting financial literacy. Every year the public libraries work with AARP’s Speakers Bureau to find speakers for community meetings at the library. AARP speakers are available to talk on a variety of topics from fraud prevention and retirement strategy …

— By Helen Altonn Bringing people together from Hawaii’s diverse ethnic groups for food, story-telling and travel are the “Family Ingredients” of a PBS Hawaii program hosted by Ed Kenney, acclaimed Hawaii chef and restaurateur. “It’s hard to pinpoint what this show is,” he says, noting people ask:  “’Is it a food show? Is it a travel show? Is it a genealogy type of show?’ Yes, it’s all three.” AARP Hawaii is among the co-sponsors of the Emmy Award winning series, …

— AARP Foundation will provide free tax assistance and preparation for Hawaii taxpayers with low to moderate incomes through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program beginning February 1. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 49th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention to the older population.   2016 Tax Aide Oahu Site List 2016 Tax Aide Neighbor Island Site List You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this …

— AARP Hawaii is sponsoring a free caregiver workshop and film screening of THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING at the Regal Prince Kuhio 9 in Hilo on Friday, November 13 (10 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.). The free event provides information, resources and entertainment for family caregivers and their loved ones. About The Workshop (10 – 11 a.m.): “Get Organized – Technology, Apps and Must-Have Gadgets for Caregivers.” Caregiving can be overwhelming, with so many details to keep track of. Learn how to …

— Every day in Hawaii a silent army of family caregivers performs a labor of love by helping parents and spouses remain at home. An estimated 154,000 family caregivers in Hawaii help older loved ones with everything from medication and medical care, meals, bathing, dressing, chores, and much more. On Saturday, November 7, AARP Hawaii kicked off a month-long celebration honoring family caregivers in Hawaii and across the country with a Caregiver Conference in Honolulu. The event was held in connection …

— Every day in Hawaii a silent army of family caregivers performs a great labor of love by helping their parents and spouses remain at home. An estimated 154,000 family caregivers in the islands help older loved ones with everything from medications and medical care, meals, bathing and dressing, chores, and much more. While Hawaii’s caregivers wouldn’t have it any other way, they need a little support. AARP Hawaii is offering free caregiver events in Hilo, Honolulu and Kapaa in November, …

— AARP Hawaii will present a free screening of I’LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS at the Doris Duke Theater, Honolulu Museum of Art on Thursday, September 10 (6-8 p.m.) The film focuses on the story of Carol Petersen, starring Blythe Danner, as a widow who’s settled into her life and her age, until a series of events propel her into a renewed engagement with the people and the world around her. One of the initiatives to be introduced at the …

— Hawaii residents are living longer than ever before, with more options to explore and more time to pursue them. In an effort to help people evaluate their priorities and navigate new life phases, AARP Hawaii is hosting a free Life Reimagined event at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center on Tuesday, September 22 (5:30 – 7:30 pm). The event will focus on helping participants seize new opportunities and make the changes needed to fulfill their dreams in the areas of …

— In their acclaimed study, Women Don’t Ask, authors Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever identified a 7.6 percent difference between the salaries of women and men MBAs seeking comparable jobs. They also found that fewer women than men tried to negotiate their salaries. The book fueled a debate on whether women’s apparent reluctance to negotiate accounted for the difference in compensation. That question is at the heart of a breakfast panel discussion aimed at helping Hawaii’s business professionals advance their careers. …

— 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 …