Senior Focus Hawaii

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 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 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


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