AARP Hawaii

News, events and activities for Hawaii residents age 50-plus
We may be isolated, but we don’t have to be alone. AARP Community Connections is a new website that offers steps to find help – or give it – during the coronavirus pandemic. At a time when people are self-isolating, the website connects you to support in your community. It also enables you to join or organize your own online mutual aid group to stay connected, share ideas and help your family, neighbors and those most affected by COVID-19.
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The spread of the coronavirus across our country has created a very stressful environment for all Americans and especially older people and those with underlying health conditions who are at heightened risk. During these difficult days, I want to assure you that AARP is actively engaged in our nation’s response to the outbreak, and we are working hard to help our members, their families and broader community understand how to protect themselves.

Some of the steps we are taking include:
MAR 16, 2020
We’re writing with an important message to let you know that we have canceled our external events until further notice. While convening events is a core part of our mission, we have changed our approach in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
APR 2, 2020
The stimulus checks aren’t even in the mail, yet scammers are already trying to steal your $1,200 CARES Act monies, according to reports coming in to the AARP Fraud Watch Network.
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AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger Hawaii. We hope you’ll join us!
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The 2020 Census is almost here. Be ready to spot and avoid census scammers by signing up now for our free webinar. You’ll learn the kinds of questions census workers will—and won’t—ask, what kinds of census scams are out there and how to report them.
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Hawai`i’s 154,000 family caregivers need to take care of themselves and create a plan for caring for a loved one if they get sick.
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Resources for updates, home health visits, food banks, grocery access and meal delivery.
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AARP is extending the deadline for the Community Challenge Grant Program to fund “quick-action” projects to improve local communities. Applications must now be submitted by 6 p.m. Hawa`i time on May 15, 2020. The deadline had been April 1. Winners will be announced in August and all projects must be completed by December 18.
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The tax deadline for federal or state taxes has been extended for 90 days to July 15 for federal taxes and July 20 for state taxes.
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AARP Hawai`'i holding Telephone Town Hall Feb. 29 to combat Imposter Scams
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When Honolulu native Capt. Francis Brown Wai landed on Red Beach in Leyte in the Philippines on Oct. 20, 1944, Gen. Douglas McArthur’s forces seeking to retake the island from the Japanese were disorganized and pinned down by machine-gun fire on an open beach. Many of the officers who had landed before him were either dead or wounded. Wai immediately took charge, issuing orders and exposing himself to enemy fire in order to locate the Japanese machine guns. Inspired by his heroism, the soldiers advanced and knocked out the enemy positions. Wai’s actions, however, cost him his life.
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Attend our free webinar and discover the hows, whats and whens of Medicare.
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One of the most common scams is government impostors, where you may get a phone call, an email, or a visit to your home from someone claiming to be from the Social Security Administration, the Internal Revenue Service or some other government agency. In fact, the Federal Trade Commission recently reported victims lost nearly $153 million to government impostor scams in 2019 – a staggering amount.
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