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Wayne Yoshioka

Baby Boomers are celebrating their 65th birthdays at a rate of 8-10-thousand each day.  And many aren’t prepared for health care expenses.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Wayne Yoshioka

AARP Hawai’i is conducting Caregiver Workshops throughout the state this summer.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka visited one of the sessions and filed this report.

Wayne Yoshioka

One in 6 residents in Hawai’i relies on Social Security benefits.  But as HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, many of the elderly recipients live on the borderline of poverty and homelessness and need public assistance.    

“I live on less than 10-thousand a year.”

Barbara Armentrout receives 775 dollars a month in social security disability benefits.

“And it’s hard.  People don’t realize you’re one accident away from being on work comp, not having enough credits and getting on something for the rest of your life.  And then you have to live like that and it’s hard.”

Need Help With Your Taxes? Hawaii Offers 36 Free Sites

Mar 21, 2016
Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon

The deadline to file your taxes is less than a month away, but it’s not too late to get some help. Programs across the state are busy assisting seniors and people with low income.  HPR's Moly Solomon paid a visit to one and has this report.

Wayne Yoshioka

A Legislative Working Group is looking at addressing some of the issues facing the estimated 150-thousand-plus Family Caregivers in Hawai’i.   Lawmakers heard from community stake-holders today as part of their on-going public hearings.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Wayne Yoshioka

One in four Hawai’i residents provides home care for elderly relatives, friends or neighbors.  That, according to state lawmakers who convened a working group today to look at care-giver training.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

How Will Hawaii Handle its Aging Population?

Jan 1, 2014
AARP Hawaii
AARP Hawaii

Hawaii’s population is getting older. Right now over a third is over 50 years old. And that number is expected to grow by 29% over the next 20 years. HPR’s Molly Solomon reports some of the challenges of serving an elderly population.

In preparation for this year's legislative session, AARP Hawaii is holding a meeting on Tuesday,  January 7 from 10 am to noon at the AARP state office in Honolulu. For more information on how to get involved, call 545-6005.