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Manage the High Cost of Caregiving With AARP’s Amy Goyer

Get advice on managing the high cost of caregiving and maintaining your own financial security at free in-person and telephone seminars Feb. 22nd through Feb. 24th with AARP Caregiving Expert Amy Goyer.

Goyer will share tips, gained from decades of experience as a family caregiver, to help you manage paperwork, navigate legal and insurance issues, and identify resources and technology to help you with the financial pressures of caring for a loved one. You’ll also learn about proposed state and federal legislation to create a caregiver tax credit and paid family leave.

Learn more about all of AARP Hawai`i’s caregiving events and register for the Amy Goyer seminars at The seminars are free but seating is limited and you must pre-register to reserve a spot. You do not have to be an AARP member to attend.

“There are an estimated 154,000 family caregivers in Hawai`i who provide care to loved ones valued at $2.6 billion if they were paid,” said Keali`i Lopez, AARP Hawai`i State Director.”The average family caregiver spends about 20 percent of their income on transportation, medicine, food, respite care and other costs of caregiving. That ads up to more than $7,000 annually. We think family caregivers do so much for others and they deserve some help with managing the cost of caregiving and that’s why we are holding these free events and lobbying Congress and the Legislature for support for caregivers.”

More information on caregiving is available at information about resources and services for Hawai`i caregivers can be found at and can be downloaded at Information on public benefits available to kupuna in Hawai`i can be downloaded at

Managing the High Cost of Caregiving Seminars:

Wailuku, Maui: Feb. 22nd from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Cameron Center Ekolu Room, 95 Mahalani Street
Honolulu: Feb. 23rd from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Central Union Church, 1660 South Beretania Street
Kaneohe: Feb. 24th from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Windward Community College Akoakoa Room, 45-720 Keaahala Road
Telephone Town Hall: Feb. 24th from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Some AARP members may get a phone call at 3 p.m. to join the telephone forum. Others may call in at 1-866-654-9490 or listen on the AARP Hawa`i Facebook page during a Facebook Live simulcast.

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