Free AARP Workshop in Hilo Looks at Planning for a Long Life

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-11-08T14:34:55+00:00">November 8, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-11-08T14:42:01+00:00">November 8, 2018</time> by AARP Hawaii

With healthier lifestyles and advances in health care, the odds are that we will live much longer than our parents. But many people haven’t planned for a longer life. Will you have enough savings for a longer life? Do you and your family have a plan for long-term care? Can you age in place in your home or do you need to make modifications? AARP Hawai‘i holding a workshop in Hilo on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at the Grand Naniloa Hotel …

Real Possibilities: An Age-Friendly Honolulu

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-10-29T20:31:47+00:00">October 29, 2018</time> by AARP Hawaii

The city and county of Honolulu will look at all programs, facilities and services now and going forward to see how they affect all generations from kupuna to keiki. That’s because of a new law authored by Councilmember Ann Kobayashi and signed by Mayor Kirk Caldwell earlier this month that creates an Age-Friendly Honolulu program in city government. It’s a giant step forward in creating a more livable Honolulu – making our city a better place to grow up and …

AARP Hawai‘i Releases 2018 Gubernatorial Video Voters’ Guide

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-10-29T16:06:58+00:00">October 29, 2018</time> by AARP Hawaii

AARP Hawai‘i released its 2018 Gubernatorial Video Voters’ Guide as part of AARP’s “Be the Difference. Vote™” campaign, which continues AARP’s long tradition of nonpartisan voter engagement. This guide will provide Hawai‘i voters with information on where the candidates stand on issues that matter most to older residents and their families and help these impactful voters make their voices heard on Election Day. AARP’s 2018 Gubernatorial Video Voters’ Guide features state Rep. Andria Tupola (R) and Gov. David Ige (D) …

Real Possibilites – Protect Your Financial Information

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-10-06T21:20:56+00:00">October 6, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-10-06T21:21:57+00:00">October 6, 2018</time> by AARP Hawaii

For the price of a cup of coffee, a criminal can buy your personal information on the Dark Web and begin stealing your identity. Despite that alarming thought, a recent AARP survey found that most people do not take basic precautions against identity fraud. So much personal information has been exposed over the years — from the Zippy’s credit card data breach here in Hawai‘i, to the recent Equifax hack, to Yahoo’s record data breach of about 3 billion users …

Free Biki Social Rides Offer Fun, Exercise to People 50 and Older

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-08-27T22:42:16+00:00">August 27, 2018</time> by AARP Hawaii

AARP is partnering with Bikeshare Hawaii to offer fun, free and healthy Biki Social Rides aimed at people 50 and older during September and October. The first rides take place on Saturday, September 1 at the Lei of Parks Family Day which will link Ala Moana, Kewalo Basin and Kakaako parks with walking and biking paths. The social rides begin at Biki Stop 224 at the Atkinson Boulevard entrance to Ala Moana Park at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. The …

Caregivers, Kupuna Must Plan Ahead to Survive a Disaster

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-08-19T18:39:00+00:00">August 19, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-08-20T19:12:30+00:00">August 20, 2018</time> by AARP Hawaii

If you are a kupuna or caregiver, especially if you take care of someone with dementia, the time to prepare for a major storm or disaster is now, before a disaster happens. Hurricane season started June 1 in Hawaii. But disasters here could also include tsunami, power outages and even an earthquake. Preparation for a disaster involves preparing and practicing a disaster plan and stocking and maintaining a disaster supply kit. Caregivers and kupuna need to come up with a …

Real Possibilities – The 50+ Vote: America’s Most Powerful Force

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-08-07T19:09:12+00:00">August 7, 2018</time> by AARP Hawaii

At this time of the year, those of us 50 and older are the most powerful people in America. Why? Because we vote. And we generally vote in greater numbers than other age groups. Critical issues that affect kupuna, caregivers and your financial security are at stake. In Hawai‘i, the next Legislature and governor will decide on services for kupuna and caregivers, including funding and possible expansion of the Kupuna Caregiver Program, which provides adult daycare and other services to …

AARP Releases New Data That Shows Medicare is a Major Economic Driver in Hawai‘i

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-07-31T20:47:40+00:00">July 31, 2018</time> by AARP Hawaii

Medicare contributes $2.4 billion to Hawai‘i’s economy, equivalent to  15% of state and local government spending in the state, according to a new report from AARP released just before the 53rd anniversary of the law. President Lyndon Johnson signed the Medicare and Medicaid laws into effect on July 30, 1965 as amendments to the Social Security Act. Former President Harry Truman, who was the first president to propose national health insurance, was enrolled as Medicare’s first beneficiary. The Medicare program …

Bikeshare Hawai’i, Trust for Public Land awarded Community Challenge Grants

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-07-18T23:00:43+00:00">July 18, 2018</time> by AARP Hawaii

Communities across Hawai‘i are working each and every day to become more livable for residents of all ages. In support of that work, AARP is excited to be able to provide funding to organizations through the AARP Community Challenge to help them jumpstart progress on ongoing work. These “quick action” grants are being distributed to 129 organizations, with at least one in every state, Washington D.C, and Puerto Rico, including right here in Hawai‘i. The Community Challenge grants provide communities …

Lei of Parks Event on Sept. 1 Offers Glimpse at Livable Oahu

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-07-01T18:31:00+00:00">July 1, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-09-23T19:18:11+00:00">September 23, 2018</time> by AARP Hawaii

Get a glimpse of what Oahu’s recreational future might be when three of Honolulu’s South Shore parks are temporarily linked for a day, a first step in creating a Lei of Parks that could eventually stretch from Waikīkī to Nānākuli. Walk, bike and enjoy family-friendly activities at Ala Moana Beach Park, Kewalo Basin Park and Kaka‘ako Waterfront Park on Saturday, September 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Temporary signs, ground chalk stencils, and traffic controls will allow people to …