For November’s National Family Caregivers Month, AARP Hawaii is raising awareness of caregivers’ work by sponsoring a new art exhibition at The ARTS at Marks Garage, “Art of Caring.” It will be open to the public from Nov. 5 to 27.
Amy Goyer, AARP’s family caregiving expert, will always remember the day she ran out of gas. Goyer, the author of “Juggling Work and Caregiving,” has balanced work and caregiving for most of her adult life while caring for her grandparents, both her parents and her sister.
Caring for a parent, spouse, or other loved one can be a 24/7 job that is emotionally, physically and financially difficult. That’s why AARP works tirelessly to support family caregivers, striving to make your big responsibilities a little bit easier.
Longtime kupuna advocate Gary Simon has been named Volunteer State President of AARP Hawai‘i. Simon serves as leader and spokesperson for AARP’s nearly 250,000 members and 400 volunteers in Hawai‘i. He is also the chair of the AARP Hawai‘i Executive Council, a volunteer leadership committee that helps set AARP’s state agenda and programs.