Information on Medicare, Medigap, Medicaid, Hospice,
Long-Term Care Insurance, Advance Health Care Directives can be obtained
free of charge from volunteer counselors at Sage Plus. This is a program
sponsored by the state of Hawaii executive office on Aging and can be
reached by calling 586-7299.
Senior Information and Assistance Handbook is an
excellent publication by the elderly affairs division of the Department of
Community Services of the city and county of Honolulu. It can be obtained
at any American Savings Bank or by going to
and clicking on the handbook.
Another excellent handbook for Hawaii Caregivers,
Families, and older persons is Deciding "What If?"
published by the city and county of Honolulu Elderly Affairs division.
Access to this handbook can be obtained by going to www.elderlyaffairs.com
and clicking on the Deciding "What If?" handbook.
The University of Hawaii offers a great deal of
information through it's Health and Elder Law Programs. You can reach
their website by going to www.hawaii.edu/uhelp.
Once you have reached this website, if you click on links this will take
you to a number of very helpful resources for Senior Citizens.
A wealth of information can be obtained by calling the
senior hotline at 523-4545. This line is maintained by the Elderly Affairs
Division of the city and county of Honolulu.
An excellent book on how to use your computer is Computer's
for Seniors by the editors of FCNA. They can be contacted at FCNA 103
Clovergreen, Peach Tree City, Georgia 30269 (ISBN:1-890957-71-2).
A booklet entitled Free For Seniors by Mary L.
Broach contains a wealth of information on freebees for seniors, which
cover the full gamut of bargains from medical care to travel to
entertainment. This booklet can be obtained through Tresco Publishers,
718-12 Street, N.W., Canton, Ohio 44703 (ISBN:1-883944-21-x).
Senior Legal Services
The Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, through federal funding,
provides legal services to seniors for help in preparing Durable Powers of
Attorney for financial decisions, Advance Health-Care Directives, and
"judgement-proof" letters to help seniors with serious credit
card debt. In some cases, the Legal Aid Society will also provide full
representation in family, housing, welfare, and consumer cases. The Legal
Aid Society is located at 924 Bethel Street, Honolulu, Hawaii. The
telephone number is 536-4302. The webpage is www.legalaidhawaii.org.