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Elderly Affairs Division Announcements

Honolulu Committee on Aging Meeting Notice

MEETING NOTICE Friday, July 20, 2018; 1:00 pm. – 2:30 p.m. Mission Memorial Hearings Room; Mission Memorial Buildings; 550 South King Street; Honolulu, Hawaii 96813


New Adult Protective Services (APS) Law Goes Into Effect July 1, 2009

Starting July 1, 2009, the Department of Human Services (DHS) Adult Protective Services program will accept reports on abuse that cover: 1) caregiver neglect; 2) financial exploitation; 3) physical abuse; 4) psychological abuse; 5) self-neglect; and/or 6) sexual abuse. 

 

The new law focuses on "vulnerable" adults  instead of "dependent" adults. A vulnerable adult is defined as anyone 18 years or older with a mental, developmental or physical impairment who is also unable to: 1) communicate or make responsible decisions to manage his or her own care or resources; 2) carry out or arrange for essential activities of daily living; or 3) protect oneself from abuse.
 

Click on the links below to learn more:


New System for Determining TheHandi-Van Eligibility

On October 14, 2009, the City & County of Honolulu implemented a new application system for determining eligibility for TheHandi-Van, the City’s paratransit service for people with disabilities who are unable to independently use TheBus.


ADRC Hawaii Featured on KHON Elderhood Project

The Aging and Disability Resource Center website was featured on the KHON2 Elderhood Project with Kirk Matthews.


2010 Census. Get Counted!

The Federal Government will be conducting a nationwide census that will affect all residents living in the United States. It's important to get counted! The information the census collects helps to determine how more than $400 billion dollars of federal funding each year is spent on infrastructure and services like schools, highways, senior centers, hospitals and emergency services.

 

In March, census forms will be delivered to every residence in the United States and Puerto Rico. When you receive yours, just answer the 10 short questions and then mail the form back in the postage-paid envelope provided.   If you don't mail the form back, you may receive a visit from a census taker, who will ask you the questions from the form.  Federal law protects your identity and the information you give. Click here to learn more.


Weatherization Assistance Program

The Weatherization Assistance Program -- American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (WAP-ARRA) -- helps low income individuals and families reduce energy consumption and utility costs through free energy saving devices, including solar water heater systems, and energy conservation education.


Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis through August 2010.

 

Contact the Honolulu Community Action Program for eligibility and application information.


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