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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.
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AARP Congratulates 2018 Class of Elected Officials for Championing Family Caregivers
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Taxpayers, small businesses and 216,000 workers without an easy way to save at work lost a huge opportunity to have a more secure retirement when the Legislature failed to pass Senate Bill 1374, which would have taken the first steps toward creating a Hawai‘i Saves Retirement Savings Program.
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Elizabeth Hata-Watanabe, owner of Burgers on Bishop, treats her workers like family.
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Like most small business owners, Elizabeth Watanabe, of Burgers on Bishop, wants to help her employees save for the future because they work hard for her.
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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.
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At this time of the year, those of us 50 and older are the most powerful people in America.
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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 53 rd anniversary of the law.
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At Tanioka’s Seafood and Catering in Waipahu, the line sometimes stretches out the door for their famous ahi limu poke, maki sushi and sashimi platters.
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Marcelo Barra, who works as a sail maker at a company in Kalihi, wants to save for retirement. But after paying bills and other family expenses, there never seems to be enough money for savings.
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