Hawaii senior services are readily available – if you know where to look. For most elders and caregivers, the primary place to access resources and get referrals is your local Area Agency on Aging or the Aging and Disability Resource Centers. We have listed those below in addition to other places to access help.
Area Agencies on Aging: What is an Area Agency on Aging?
- Elder Affairs Division (Honolulu County)
- Hawaii County Office on Aging
- Maui County Office on Aging
- Kauai Agency on Elder Affairs
State Agencies and Non-Profits:
- AARP of Hawaii
- Alzheimer’s Association – Hawaii Chapter
- Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program – established in each state by the Older Americans Act to enhance the quality of life, improve care, protect rights, and promote the dignity of residents in a long-term care facility.
- University of Hawaii, Center on Aging
- Hawaii Disability Rights
- Legal Aid Society of Hawaii – for low to moderate-income residents
- University of Hawaii Elder Law Program – UHELP has an attorney/professor, a program administrator/legal assistant and several student law clerks. UHELP operates throughout the calendar year and provides basic legal assistance, advice and information.