— AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. 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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— Protect yourself from identity theft by safely shredding sensitive documents at the Access Information Management Destruction Plants on Oahu, Maui and Hawai‘i island on April 27. You can also help the hungry at the same time by bringing food donations. The Fraud Watch Network Shred-a-Thon comes just after tax season when many people discard their obsolete financial documents and is put on annually by AARP Hawai‘i and Access Information Protected. People can drive up and drop off up to 2 …

— Attend AARP’s free, two-part webinar to find out how. Tips for Working Caregivers from Working Caregivers Part 1: Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 1 p.m. HST Part 2: Thursday, May 9, 2019, 1 p.m. HST Are you trying to balance caring for an aging or disabled loved one while working full or part time? Get the tips, ideas and support you need at AARP’s free, two-part webinar. Register today to get answers from AARP experts, a working family caregiver like you …

— Find out what you can already be doing to prepare at our free, two-part webinar. Retirement Planning: Top Tips to Get or Stay on Track Part 1: Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 1 p.m. HST Part 2: Thursday, April 25, 2019, 1 p.m. HST Are you making the right decisions today for a better retirement down the road? You can and AARP is here to help you get on track with your retirement plans. Simply register now for our free, two-part …

— Elizabeth Hata-Watanabe, owner of Burgers on Bishop, treats her workers like family. She’s strict, but caring, and wants her workers to succeed. She also wants them to start saving for retirement. But she can’t give them the easiest way to save at work: a payroll deduction savings program. “Although retirement savings is something that we as a small business would like to do, it’s almost impossible for us to take on another burden and another expense,” Hata-Watanabe said. Senate Bill …

— Will you be ready for retirement? Planning for a secure financial future is hard work. You need to know how to  budget, invest, and spend your money as you grow older.  As you near the traditional retirement age of 65+, you need to understand the role that Social Security, Medicare and insurance will play in your retirement security and your options for working longer if you need or want to keep earning a paycheck. That’s why AARP Hawai‘i invites people …

— 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. But it’s not easy to set up a savings plan at work. Most small business owners say it’s too expensive, complicated and time consuming to offer retirement savings through payroll deduction, the most effective way to get people to save. A new AARP survey found that nearly two-thirds of Hawai‘i’s small businesses do not …

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— Now through April 13, the AARP Foundation is providing free in-person tax assistance and preparation through its Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest volunteer-run free tax preparation service. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide started in 1968 with just four volunteers working at one site. Today, nearly 35,000 volunteers serve low- to moderate-income taxpayers at 5,000 locations in neighborhood libraries, malls, banks, community centers and senior centers nationwide. There’s no fee, and AARP membership is not required. In Hawai‘i, there …

— Learn How to Avoid Their Scams at AARP’s Free, Two-Part Webinar The Imposters: Keeping Yourself Safe from Scammers Part 1: Valentines, Candy & Online Romance Scams, Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 2 p.m. HST Part 2: It’s not the Government Calling: Protecting Yourself from Government Impostors, Thursday, February 7, 2019, 2 p.m. HST They’re two-faced—someone who pretends to be something they’re not for a secret reason. And they’re out to steal your money. Experts call them the imposters. They could be …

— Attend AARP’s Free Webinar to Find Out How Social Security – Your Questions Answered Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 2 p.m. HST You’ve earned your Social Security retirement benefits. Make sure you get everything you’ve got coming to you by attending the first in a series of free Social Security webinars from AARP. Register for this session to get straightforward answers to questions like: When should I claim my benefits to get a larger monthly check? Will working after retirement affect …