AARP Hawaii

News, events and activities for Hawaii residents age 50-plus
AUG 20, 2020
Projects to beautify 11.5 miles of Farrington Highway, make an intersection near Ewa Beach Elementary School safer and to have schoolchildren reach out to isolated kupuna will receive 2020 Community Challenge grants totaling $42,000, AARP Hawai`i announced today.
AUG 12, 2020
Census workers are now in the field, knocking on doors and trying to make sure everyone is counted and that Hawai`i doesn’t lose out on billions of dollars in federal funding.
AUG 8, 2020
AARP Hawai`i is holding a free webinar on Wednesday, Aug. 12 at 10 a.m. aimed at protecting kupuna from financial fraud and exploitation. Local and national experts on elder crimes will give tips and answer questions on how to protect yourself and loved ones from scams against older Americans.
AUG 4, 2020
A timely change to vote by mail
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AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day - virtually. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger Hawaii. We hope you’ll join us!
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On October 1, 2020, AARP MA held Reach Out, A Massachusetts Summit to Spark Action, which was attended by 200+ people.  It was the culmination of months of work, started even prior to the pandemic, in partnership with the UMass Boston Gerontology Institute and numerous other organizations as part of the AARP MA Taskforce to End Loneliness and Build Community.  Virtual community conversations were held to glean ideas and information about how communities and organizations were addressing loneliness and social isolation, and to find out what are the biggest challenges.  View the report and the 10/1 event.  Lisa Marsh Ryerson, President of the AARP Foundation, was the keynote speaker at the event. The work of the Taskforce continues with a focus on technology and the digital divide, intergenerational projects, public awareness and strategic partnerships. The #ReachOutMA campaign continues with the goal of reaching those most in need of connections, community and support.  Find out more here:  www.aarp.org/reachoutma
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Understanding how your future retirement might affect your spouse is important.  Here are a few things to remember when you’re planning for your retirement.  Your spouse’s benefit amount could be up to 50 percent of your full retirement age benefit amount.  If you qualify for a benefit from your own work history and a spouse’s record, we always pay your own benefit first.  You cannot receive spouse’s benefits unless your spouse is receiving their retirement benefits (except for divorced spouses).
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In Michigan, 36% of nursing homes reported at least one COVID-19 case among staff. Also, nearly 35% reported a staff shortage and 32% had insufficient Personal Protection Equipment.
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AARP Connecticut is pleased that the State has convened a Nursing Home and Assisted Living Oversight Working Group to discuss the impact of COVID-19 and how to protect residents moving forward. However, we are very disappointed that this working group, despite having 34 members, does not include a single person who resides in a nursing home or assisted living facility, or who receives long-term supports and services in a community setting.
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