We’re working to make sure that the interests of people 50 are heard and to push for bills that will make life better for kupuna, caregivers and people of all ages.
On Monday, Advocacy Director Kerry Komatsubara briefed volunteers on the issues we will be lobbying for at the Legislature.
Since its inception, the program has served more than 50 million taxpayers.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide started in 1968 with just four volunteers working at one site.
— Former television news anchor Diane Ako blogs about her life as a mother, wife and caregiver to her mother, who is in the final stages of Alzheimer’s. She mumble-whispers and it’s mostly unintelligible. At a recent news conference at AARP Hawaii, retired Maj. Tony Taguba, the chairman of the Filipino Veterans Recognition and Education Project, said Filipino, Filipino-American, and American veterans and surviving family members who served in the Pacific during World War II should go to Fil Vet and fill out an application … — More than half of fire deaths in Hawaii were of people 65 and older, according to a recent report.
My mother is nearly catatonic, four years after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. — 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. That’s why AARP Hawaii and the American Red Cross are teaming up to prevent fire deaths among kupuna.
She sits wherever placed and rests with eyes half shut. Takeya has a detailed disaster plan and more than two weeks of food, medicine, water and other supplies to survive in the chaotic aftermath of a disaster on O‘ahu. Nationally, the number of fire deaths is declining, but deaths among people 65 and older is increasing.
Today, nearly 35,000 volunteers serve low- to moderate-income taxpayers at 5,000 locations in neighborhood …
— Our AARP Hawai‘i volunteers are active and visible in their red shirts as the 2018 Legislature gets underway.