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When former U.S. Sen. Daniel Kahikina Akaka presented his namesake award for outstanding service to seniors to AARP Hawaii, State Director Barbara Kim Stanton made sure to credit AARP’s volunteers and supporters.
Retirement savings are a major concern in Hawaii, where residents 60 and older are expected to account for 28 percent of the state population by 2030. In an AARP survey of Hawaii registered voters ages 35 to 64, nearly 6 in 10 of those in the workforce said they worry about having enough money in retirement.
AARP Hawaii announces the appointment of Audrey Suga-Nakagawa as director of advocacy. She comes to AARP with more than 25 years of consulting and management experience in public health, health care administration, social services and gerontology. Prior to her appointment, Suga-Nakagawa served on AARP Hawaii’s volunteer Executive Council and provided outreach and advocacy expertise to public- and private-sector agencies as the owner of ASN Consulting Services.
Hawaii Gov. David Ige signed into law today a bill requiring hospitals to establish procedures giving family caregivers the opportunity to receive instruction in the medical tasks required when their loved ones are discharged. The CARE Act – HB 2252 HD1 SD2 CD1 – paves the way for greater consideration of caregivers in hospital discharge processes. The law takes effect July, 2017.
Volunteers and staff from Hawaii were in Washington this week to advocate on behalf of AARP members and all older Americans on the crucial issues of family caregiving and Social Security. While meeting with members of Congress, they had crucial asks:
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