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Aging Information and Resources

Administration for Community Living (ACL)
The Administration on Community Living is a government site that brings together the resources of the Administration on Aging, the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and the HHS Office on Disability. It offers information and resources regarding how to remain living in your community if you have a disability or limitation of some kind.

Administration on Aging (AoA)
The Administration on Aging site offers information and resources on aging, gathered by the federal government, for elders, families, and all interested in aging.

National Council on Aging
The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is a nonprofit service and advocacy organization representing older adults and the community organizations that serve them.

AARP
AARP is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that offers lifestyle tips, news and educational information for elders.

State of Hawai‘i Executive Office on Aging (EOA)
The Executive Office on Aging (EOA) is the designated lead state agency in the coordination of a statewide system of aging and family caregiver support services. EOA oversees all four Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) and offer information and resources for elders, family members, and professionals in the field of aging.

Honolulu County Aging and Disability Resource Center / Area Agency on Aging
The Elderly Affairs Division (EAD) is the sponsoring agency for the City and County of Honolulu's Aging and Disability Resources Center (ADRC) Program and is also the designated Area on Aging (AoA) for the island of Oahu. Their goal is to help people find assistance for aging, disability and caregiving, such as with Nutrition, Housing, Transportation, and Financing. They also provide outreach and education to the community, encourage and support the aging network in improving and expanding services, and operate a telephone Helpline for consultation, information and referral to services.

Hawai‘i County Aging and Disability Resource Center / Area Agency on Aging (AAA)
The Hawaii County Aging and Disability Resource Center is the designated Area Agency on Aging (AAA) for the island of Hawaii (Big Island). They are involved in planning, coordination, advocacy, and administration of programs for older persons in the county.

Kauai County Aging and Disability Resource Center / Agency on Elderly Affairs
The County of Kaua'i Agency on Elderly Affairs (AEA) is the desginated Area Agency on Aging for the island of Kaua`i. Its purpose is to plan, support, and advocate for programs to promote the well-being of Kauai's older adults and to address and respond to the priority needs of all seniors.

Maui County Aging and Disability Resource Center / Office on Aging
The Maui County Office on Aging provides services to the islands of Maui, Molokai and Lanai. Their goal is to assist Maui County’s seniors and persons of all ages with disabilities to lead independent, fulfilled, and dignified lives in their own homes and own communities for as long as possible and appropriate by providing access to information, resources, and services.

USA.gov Senior Citizenʻs Resources
The USA.gov website offers information and resouces on money, housing, health, consumer protection for seniors and their families.

SeniorNet
SeniorNet is a non-profit organization who provides older adults with education on and access to computer technologies. They offer online courses and assistance to older adults who want to learn or learn more about using computers and techonology.

Thirdage.com
ThirdAge is a site for women 45+ and offers information a healthy body, mind, and spirit.

Senior.com
This site is dedicated to providing seniors with information, news and articles on recent topics, and tools to find helpful services in your area, communication tools to stay connected with friends and family, and caregiver services


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Caregiving Support

Elder Care Locator
The Elder Care Locator is a service of the U.S. Administration on Aging connecting older adults and their families to services. You can search for services by location (zip code or city and state) or by topic.

AgingCare - The Community for Caregivers
AgingCare is a resources for caregivers and offers resources, information, advice, and support for anyone caring for an elder.

Family Caregiver Alliance National Center on Caregiving
The Family Caregiver Alliance is a non-profit organization that offers information, services, education, research, and advocacy for anyone caring for a family member with a chronic or disabilng medical condition.

Care Resource Network
The Care Resource Network is a non-profit organization that offers information and resources for anyone dealing with long-term health challenges as well as those caring for them.

Medifecta: Home Care Companion
Medifecta offers training for family and professional caregivers in the form of DVDs, books, and online content.

National Caregivers Library
The National Caregivers Library contains articles, forms, checklists, and resources for seniors, caregivers, professionals, and employers on a wide array of topics and issues.

Kupuna Education Center at KCC
The Kupuna Education Center at Kapiolani Community College offers training in person and online for family and professional caregivers, including continuing education courses.

ADRC Directory of Organizations offering support
This is a direct link to the State of Hawaii Elderly Affairs Division search tool that allows seniors, caregivers, family members, professionals, and anyone seeking services to search a state-wide directory of organizations. Searches can be done by organization name, type of service, category of interest, or geographic location.

State of Hawaii Adult and Community Care Services/Adult Protective Services
The State of Hawaii Adult Protective and Community Services Branch protective services for vulnerable adults and home and community-based services. Protective services are offered to any vulnerable adult, regardless of income. Branches are located on all islands.

Honolulu County Aging and Disability Resource Center/Area Agency on Aging
The Elderly Affairs Division (EAD) is the sponsoring agency for the City and County of Honolulu's Aging and Disability Resources Center (ADRC) Program and is also the designated Area on Aging (AoA) for the island of Oahu. They contract with organizations and companies on Oahu who provide services to older adults. They also provide outreach and education to the community, encourage and support the aging network in improving and expanding services, and operate a telephone Helpline for consultation, information and referral to services.

Hawaii County Directory of Organizations Offering Support and Services
The Hawaii County Aging and Disability Resource Center is the designated Area Agency on Aging (AAA) for the island of Hawaii (Big Island). They are involved in planning, coordination, advocacy, and administration of programs for older persons in the county.

Kauai County Directory of Organizations Offering Support and Services
The County of Kaua'i Agency on Elderly Affairs (AEA) is the desginated Area Agency on Aging for the island of Kaua`i. Its purpose is to plan, support, and advocate for programs to promote the well-being of Kauai's older adults and to address and respond to the priority needs of all seniors.

Maui County Directory of Organizations Offering Support and Services
The Maui County Office on Aging provides services to the islands of Maui, Molokai and Lanai. Their goal is to assist Maui County’s seniors and persons of all ages with disabilities to lead independent, fulfilled, and dignified lives in their own homes and own communities for as long as possible and appropriate by providing access to information, resources, and services.


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Consumer Protection

Federal Trade Commission
The Federal Trade Commission protects consumers from unfair and deceptive practices by businesses nationwide.

Fraud!Org
Fraud.org is a project of the National Consumers League (NCL) and provides information and resources for consumers and workers on scams and fraud.

Women's Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER)
The Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER) is non-profit organization focused on the education and advocacy for women in regard to long-term financial issues. They provide information and resources for women in the area of finances and financial planning.

National Senior Citizens Law Center
The National Senior Citizens Law Center provides advocacy, litigation, and the education and counseling to low-income elderly and persons with disabilities.

State of Hawaii Adult and Community Care Services/Adult Protective Services
The State of Hawaii Adult Protectice and Community Services Branch protective services for vulnerable adults and home and community-based services. Protective services are offered to any vulnerable adult, regardless of income.


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Health, Disease and Illness

Alzheimer's Association: Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia (national)
The Alzheimer’s Association works to enhance care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and related dementias. They have national and local chapters, and provide information, education, resources, and support for those impacted by Alzheimer's and related dementias as well as their families and caregivers.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a federally funded organization that works to prevent and inform the public about diseases. They provide a comprehensive database of information on disease and disease prevention.

Alzheimer's Association - Aloha Chapter
This is a link to the Hawai`i chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. They work to enhance care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and related dementias. They have national and local chapters, and provide information, education, resources, and support for those impacted by Alzheimer's and related dementias as well as their families and caregivers.

Tutu's House
Located on the Big Island of Hawai`i, Tutu's House is a non-profit organization that offers education, activities, resources, and information on wellness and healthy aging.

National Institutes of Health Senior Health Center
The NIH Senior Health page is run by the National Institues of Health and offers information on aging, wellness, and disease prevention for seniors and their families.

Papa Ola Lokahi
Papa Ola Lokahi is part of the Native Hawaiian Healthcare System. They are an organization that serves Native Hawaiians in health-related areas. Their goal is to improve the health status and wellbeing of Native Hawaiians and others by advocating for, initiating and maintaining culturally appropriate strategic actions aimed at improving the physical, mental and spiritual health of Native Hawaiians and their ‘ohana (families). They have branches on five islands.

Ke Ola Mamo (Oahu)
Ke Ola Mamo is one of five Native Hawaiian Healthcare Systems and is located on Oahu. They are committed to improving the life and health of our people through a system of culturally sensitive services, intervention, advocacy, outreach, education and early detection screenings.

Hoola Lahui Hawaii (Kauai)
Hoola Lahui Hawaii is one of five Native Hawaiian Healthcare Systems and is located on Kauai. They are committed to improving the life and health of our people through a system of culturally sensitive services, intervention, advocacy, outreach, education and early detection screenings.

Hui Mālama Ola Nā ‛Ōiwi (Hawaii Island)
Hui Mālama Ola Nā ‛Ōiwi is one of five Native Hawaiian Healthcare Systems and is located on Hawaii Island. They are committed to improving the life and health of our people through a system of culturally sensitive services, intervention, advocacy, outreach, education and early detection screenings.

Hui No Ke Ola Pono (Maui)
Hui No Ke Ola Pono is one of five Native Hawaiian Healthcare Systems and is located on Maui. They are committed to improving the life and health of our people through a system of culturally sensitive services, intervention, advocacy, outreach, education and early detection screenings.

Na Pu'uwai Native H awaiian Healthcare System (Moloka'i & Lanai)
Na Pu`uwai Native Hawaiian Health Care System is one of five Native Hawaiian Healthcare Systems and is located on the island of Moloka`i and serves both Moloka`i and Lanai. They offers an array of programs, education and services for Native Hawaiians on both islands.


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Organizations Serving Native Hawaiian Elders

Papa Ola Lokahi
Papa Ola Lokahi is part of the Native Hawaiian Healthcare System. They are an organization that serves Native Hawaiians in health-related areas. Their goal is to improve the health status and wellbeing of Native Hawaiians and others by advocating for, initiating and maintaining culturally appropriate strategic actions aimed at improving the physical, mental and spiritual health of Native Hawaiians and their ‘ohana (families). They have branches on five islands.

Ke Ola Mamo (Oahu)
Ke Ola Mamo is one of five Native Hawaiian Healthcare Systems and is located on Oahu. They are committed to improving the life and health of our people through a system of culturally sensitive services, intervention, advocacy, outreach, education and early detection screenings.

Hoola Lahui Hawaii (Kauai)
Hoola Lahui Hawaii is one of five Native Hawaiian Healthcare Systems and is located on Kauai. They are committed to improving the life and health of our people through a system of culturally sensitive services, intervention, advocacy, outreach, education and early detection screenings.

Hui Mālama Ola Nā ‛Ōiwi (Hawaii Island)
Hui Mālama Ola Nā ‛Ōiwi is one of five Native Hawaiian Healthcare Systems and is located on Hawaii Island. They are committed to improving the life and health of our people through a system of culturally sensitive services, intervention, advocacy, outreach, education and early detection screenings.

Hui No Ke Ola Pono (Maui)
Hui No Ke Ola Pono is one of five Native Hawaiian Healthcare Systems and is located on Maui. They are committed to improving the life and health of our people through a system of culturally sensitive services, intervention, advocacy, outreach, education and early detection screenings.

Na Pu'uwai Native H awaiian Healthcare System (Moloka'i & Lanai)
Na Pu`uwai Native Hawaiian Health Care System is one of five Native Hawaiian Healthcare Systems and is located on the island of Moloka`i and serves both Moloka`i and Lanai. They offers an array of programs, education and services for Native Hawaiians on both islands.

Kumu Kahi at ALU LIKE, Inc
The Kumu Kahi project is part of ALU LIKE, Inc. They advocate for and support Native Hawaiian elderly in enriching and enhancing their lives by preserving and restoring their health and well-being, sense of dignity, self-respect and cultural identity. They have two programs - one for kupuna and a second one for caregivers.

Tutu and Me
Tutu and me is a traveling preschool serving Native Hawaiian elders caring for their grandchildren. They offer services, support, resources and information on grandparenting.

Queen Liliuokalani Trust
The Queen Liliuokalani Trust is a private foundation that provides services and community outreach to Native Hawaiian children and their families.

Lunalilo Homes
Lunalilo Homes is a non-profit organization that offers a wide array of services to kupuna and their families as well as the community. These services include residential care, adult day care, respite care, meals-to-go, and caregiver support.

Imi Hale Native Hawaiian Cancer Network
‘Imi Hale Native Hawaiian Cancer Network is a program of Papa Ola Lōkahi. They service the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islands community and provide education, research and training, resources, and information for Native Hawaiians and others in the area of cancer and cancer research.

State of Hawaii Executive Office on Aging (EOA)
The Executive Office on Aging (EOA) is the designated lead state agency in the coordination of a statewide system of aging and family caregiver support services. EOA oversees all four Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) and offer information and resources for elders, family members, and professionals in the field of aging.

State of Hawaii Adult and Community Care Services/Adult Protective Services
The Elderly Affairs Division (EAD) is the sponsoring agency for the City and County of Honolulu's Aging and Disability Resources Center (ADRC) Program and is also the designated Area on Aging (AoA) for the island of Oahu. They contract with organizations and companies on Oahu who provide services to older adults. They also provide outreach and education to the community, encourage and support the aging network in improving and expanding services, and operate a telephone Helpline for consultation, information and referral to services.

Hawaii County Directory of Organizations Offering Support and Services
The Hawaii County Aging and Disability Resource Center is the designated Area Agency on Aging (AAA) for the island of Hawaii (Big Island). They are involved in planning, coordination, advocacy, and administration of programs for older persons in the county.

Kauai County Directory of Organizations Offering Support and Services
The County of Kaua'i Agency on Elderly Affairs (AEA) is the desginated Area Agency on Aging for the island of Kaua`i. Its purpose is to plan, support, and advocate for programs to promote the well-being of Kauai's older adults and to address and respond to the priority needs of all seniors.

Maui County Directory of Organizations Offering Support and Services
The Maui County Office on Aging provides services to the islands of Maui, Molokai and Lanai. Their goal is to assist Maui County’s seniors and persons of all ages with disabilities to lead independent, fulfilled, and dignified lives in their own homes and own communities for as long as possible and appropriate by providing access to information, resources, and services.

Kamehameha Schools Bishop Estate
Kamehameha Schools (KS) is a private charitable educational trust whose goal is to improve the capability and well-being of Hawaiians through education.


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Elder Abuse / Victim Services

AoA Elder Rights Protection
The AoAs Elder RIghts Protection offers information and resources related to the rights of elders and their families.

Elder Abuse and Neglect Warning Signs, Risk Factors, Prevention, Help
Elder Abuse and Neglect Warning Signs, Risk Factors, Prevention, Help is run by HelpGuide, a non-profit organization. They provide information and resources related to elder abuse and neglect.

National Senior Citizens Law Center
The National Senior Citizens Law Center provides advocacy, litigation, and the education and counseling to low-income elderly and persons with disabilities.

National Center on Elder Abuse
The AoAs National Center on Elder Abuse provides information regarding research, training, best practices, news and resources on elder abuse, neglect and exploitation for the public, policy makers, and professionals in the elder justice field.

National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (NCPEA) is a non-profit organization consisting of researchers, practitioners, educators, and advocates that provides information, resources, and education in the area of elder abuse and neglect.

National Legal Resource Center
The AoAs National Legal Resource Center offers resources, technical assistance, case consultation, and training in all areas of elder abuse and neglect.

Safe Horizons
Safe Horizons is a non-profit victim assistance organization the provides services, resources, and information for anyone in an abusive setting, including victims of abuse and domestic violence.

State of Hawaii Adult and Community Care Services/Adult Protective Services
The State of Hawaii Adult Protective and Community Services Branch protective services for vulnerable adults and home and community-based services. Protective services are offered to any vulnerable adult, regardless of income.


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End of Life Resources

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) is the largest nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States. The organization is committed to improving end of life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of profoundly enhancing quality of life for people dying in America and their loved ones.

Hospice Hawaii
Hospice Hawaii is a non-profit organization that provides palliative care and support for persons with life-limiting conditions. The website provides information on their services, and resources for elders, their famlies, and caregivers.

St. Francis Hospice Care
St. Francis Hospice is a Catholic Health Care System in Hawaii that provides services and resources to terminally ill patients in their homes, in nursing homes, or at their inpatient facilities in Nuuanu and Ewa. The website provides information about their services and organization.

Kokua Mau: Hawaii Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Kokua Mau: Hawaii Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is a statewide hospice and palliative care organization that works to improve the quality of life of terminally ill patients through education, advocacy, and statewide leadership.

University of Hawaii Elder Law Program
The University of Hawaii Elder Law Program offers courses as well as assistance to the community including basic legal assistance, advice and information.


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Grandparenting

Grandparenting Help Guide by Helpguide.org
The Grandparenting Help Guide is run by HelpGuide, a non-profit organization. They provide information and resources for grandparents caring for grandchildren.

Grandfacts by AARP
Grandfacts by AARP provides information to grandparents caring for their grandchildren, and offers national and state-specific information for all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Hawaii Grandfacts Sheet
This is a link directly to the Hawaii Grandfacts sheet by AARP.

Ohana Caregivers: Raising Grandchildren
Ohana Caregivers is part of the University of Hawaii's College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources. They provide information for `ohana caregivers, including grandparents caring for their grandchildren. They conduct research about and provide education to all ‘Ohana caregivers.

Tutu and Me
Tutu and me is a traveling preschool serving Native Hawaiian elders caring for their grandchildren. They offer services, support, resources and information on grandparenting.


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Hawaiian Civic Clubs

Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs
The Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs is Hawai`i's oldest grass roots organization. They provide advocacy for and give a voice to issues concerning Native Hawaiian culture, health, economic development, education, social welfare and nationhood.

Oahu Council, Hawaiian Civic Clubs
The Oahu Council is a part of The Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs, which is Hawai`i's oldest grass roots organization. They provide advocacy for and give a voice to issues concerning Native Hawaiian culture, health, economic development, education, social welfare and nationhood.

Maui Counil, Hawaiian Civic Clubs
The Maui Council is a part of The Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs, which is Hawai`i's oldest grass roots organization. They provide advocacy for and give a voice to issues concerning Native Hawaiian culture, health, economic development, education, social welfare and nationhood.

Kauai Council, Hawaiian Civic Clubs
The Kaua`i Council is a part of The Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs, which is Hawai`i's oldest grass roots organization. They provide advocacy for and give a voice to issues concerning Native Hawaiian culture, health, economic development, education, social welfare and nationhood.

Hawaii Council, Hawaiian Civic Clubs
The Hawai`i Council is a part of The Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs, which is Hawai`i's oldest grass roots organization. They provide advocacy for and give a voice to issues concerning Native Hawaiian culture, health, economic development, education, social welfare and nationhood.

Mainland Council, Hawaiian Civic Clubs
The Mainland Council is a part of The Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs, which is Hawai`i's oldest grass roots organization. They provide advocacy for and give a voice to issues concerning Native Hawaiian culture, health, economic development, education, social welfare and nationhood.


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Senior Housing

Information for Senior Citizens by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
The US Department of Housing and Urban Development offers information, resources, and education for elders and family members considering options for senior housing.

Senior Living, Hawaii
Senior Living offers state-specific information, resources, and guides to searching for senior housing and senior living options. This link is for the State of Hawai`i, however, other states may be accessed on the site.

State of Hawaii Aging and Disability Resource Center/Area Agency on Aging
The Elderly Affairs Division (EAD) is the sponsoring agency for the City and County of Honolulu's Aging and Disability Resources Center (ADRC) Program and is also the designated Area on Aging (AoA) for the island of Oahu. They contract with organizations and companies on Oahu who provide services to older adults. They also provide outreach and education to the community, encourage and support the aging network in improving and expanding services, and operate a telephone Helpline for consultation, information and referral to services.



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