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Real Possibilities – LEGISLATURE BILLS TO HELP KŪPUNA

Craig Gima Hawai‘i Herald Columnist The 2022 Legislature sent several bills to the governor that will benefit kūpuna, caregivers and future retirees. AARP Hawai‘i’s biggest “win” is the passage of Senate Bill 3289 to create a Hawai‘i...
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Real Possibilities – DISASTER PREPAREDNESS

Prepare Yourself and Your Kūpuna in Case of an Emergency Craig Gima Hawai‘i Herald Columnist June marks the beginning of hurricane season in Hawai‘i and it’s a good time to make sure you are prepared to survive...
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Real Possibilities – UPCOMING WORKSHOPS FOR KŪPUNA

Improve Your Online Skills, Get Fit and Protect Yourself and ‘Ohana From Fraud  Craig Gima Hawai‘i Herald Columnist As we come out of the pandemic (fingers crossed), one of the lessons learned is how important it is...
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Real Possibilities – HAWAI‘I’S RETIREMENT SAVINGS PROGRAM BILL

AARP Hawai‘i Continues to Advocate for a Secure Future for Kūpuna Craig Gima Hawai‘i Herald Columnist There are now 1.72 billion reasons for the state House to pass Senate Bill 3289 to create a Hawai‘i retirement savings...
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Real Possibilities – CHINESE AMERICANS RECEIVE CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDALS

Craig Gima Hawai‘i Herald Columnist They didn’t ask for recognition. But they earned it.  They didn’t ask to go to war. Most volunteered. Some gave their lives. Those who came home raised families, started businesses and built a...
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Real Possibilities – AARP ADVOCATING FOR KŪPUNA

Working to Pass Legislation to Help Lower Drug Costs and Save More for Retirement Craig Gima Hawai‘i Herald Columnist As the state Legislature gets underway and Congress goes back to work in an election year, AARP Hawai‘i...
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Real Possibilities – HOLIDAY SCAMS

Craig Gima Hawai‘i Herald Columnist The holidays are a time of giving and celebration. But for scammers, ‘tis the season to take rather than give. Here are some tips from the AARP Fraud Watch Network on...
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Real Possibilities – NOVEMBER IS NATIONAL FAMILY CAREGIVERS MONTH

Craig Gima Hawai‘i Herald Columnist When you are a poet who's a caregiver, inspiration can strike at any time, even while cleaning up your mother’s incontinence on the bathroom floor at 3 a.m. “After my initial...
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Real Possibilities – ADVOCACY FOR KŪPUNA

Protecting Their Right to Affordable Healthcare and Against Age Discrimination Craig Gima Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Between what’s happening in Congress and efforts to eliminate age discrimination in the state’s plan to ration healthcare in a crisis, AARP...
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Real Possibilities – COVID-19 VACCINE BOOSTERS 411

Craig Gima Hawai‘i Herald Columnist If you’re confused about whether you need to get a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot, you’re not alone. We’re hearing from many küpuna who are wondering what they should do since President...

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