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“How to Prepare for the Zombie Apocalypse” is the unlikely title of the latest offering from AARP Hawaii’s speakers bureau.
If you are a kupuna or caregiver, especially if you take care of someone with dementia, the time to prepare for a major storm or disaster is now, before a disaster happens.
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.
A landmark law aims to help about 154,000 unpaid family caregivers in the state to remain in the workforce while helping their parents, spouses or other relatives age in place.
As a caregiver, Ken Takeya knows that if a hurricane, tsunami or some other disaster strikes Hawai‘i, he needs to be by his wife’s side, rather than running around or standing in long lines to buy water, food and gas.
Papakolea’s Adrienne Dillard is one of ten finalists for AARP AAPI Community Hero Awards Contest and needs votes on Facebook to become one of the top three winners.
AARP wants to make sure an estimated 154,000 family caregivers in Hawaii are aware of a new law and how it affects them. The Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act, which will take effect July 1, aims to improve communication between hospitals and caregivers.
Caregivers and family members can learn how to keep your brain healthy, improve your homelife as a caregiver, reduce stress and get fit and modify your home to age in place.
Updated 10/10: Listen to the entire recording here! Press release from the event is below.
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