A recent AARP survey revealed that most older Americans are likely to be unprepared if a disaster like a wildfire, hurricane or tsunami strikes; many are unfamiliar with apps and technology that can help them prepare and survive a natural disaster.
From food to fitness, and YouTube to Twitter – there’s an app for that and AARP Hawai`i, AARP Alaska and Senior Planet are teaming up to offer free weekly online classes to teach kupuna how to use the technology on Friday mornings, starting Oct. 13.
Social Security is your money; you earned it through a lifetime of hard work. Nearly one in five Hawai‘i residents, 282,623 people, receive Social Security benefits, and 30% of residents 65 and older rely on the program for at least half of their income.
AARP Hawai`i announced the awarding of 2023 Community Challenge grants worth $47,500 to three Hawai`i organizations – part of the largest group of grantees to date with $3.6 million awarded among 310 organizations nationwide. Grantees will implement quick-action projects that help communities become more livable by improving public places; transportation; housing; digital connections; diversity, equity and inclusion; and more, with an emphasis on the needs of adults age 50 and older.
A free workshop will help caregivers with loved ones with dementia better understand the condition and learn skills to deal with challenging behaviors. The in-person workshop, sponsored by AARP Hawai`i, will be held on July 1 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Windward Community College's Akoakoa room.
The 2023 Legislature passed several bills to help kupuna, including legislation to help homeless kupuna get off the streets, a Safe Routes to School bill that should make streets safer for pedestrians of all ages, tax credits for some caregivers and funding for caregiver services.