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-- Wise Older Person

Prepare for the Worst and Expect the Best!


UHELP once again

holds its Annual






Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019



Law School Clinical Building
Public invited. Free


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A Caregiver's Legal Planner Including Forms, Checklists and a Kokua Packet


Available at the City and County of Honolulu Elderly Affairs Division


Call 768-7700


This publication was funded through

the Older Americans Act, Revised

May 2006 as administered by the

Elderly Affairs Division, City and County of Honolulu






Helping Hawai‘i’s Elders Prepare for the Worst and Expect the Best.



Deciding What's Next and Trying to Remember...


“DECIDING “WHAT’S NEXT AND TRYING TO REMEMBER...,” a legal handbook for Hawaiʻi’s older persons, families, and other caregivers will guide you in a simplified way through several areas of legal concerns facing caregivers and the persons they care for. Many of you are caregivers for the first time and need to know about resources and support for your role as caregivers. Most importantly, you need to get a head start on planning ahead for yourselves.


By planning ahead and using the information contained in this handbook, you can help decide who cares for you when you need help.


Available at the Law School - Call (808) 956-6544 or

Elderly Affairs Division - City & County of Honolulu - Call (808) 768-7700.

Elder Law Hawai`i Handbook <pdf>
The Elder Law Hawai`i Handbook describes the essential information needed by individuals and their families or partners who face some of the most serious issues of the later years-declining health and the need for long-term care; appropriate legal and financial planning; and dealing with death, bereavement, and grief. In straightforward language, the authors begin by discussing basic legal, financial, and health-care preparations, including information about lawyers and how they can help in planning your future; drawing up a valid will; probate; executing a durable power of attorney; eligibility requirements for Medicare, Medicaid, and other state and federal medical assistance programs.

Cultural Issues in End-of-Life Decision Making <pdf>
End-of-life decision making is one of the most difficult but crucial challenges faced by patients and their families. In most cases, resources or counselors providing guidance in these decisions are not available. This book is intended to prepare nurses, physicians, and other health care workers to fill this role, as they are most frequently in contact with the patient and his/her family and significant others at the time choices must be made. In this informative and practical book, Braun, Pietsch, and Blanchette explore with insight and sensitivity the cultural, medical, legal, and ethical context of the dying experience.

The Law of the Splintered Paddle - Kanawai Mamalahoe <pdf>
Illustrated by Dietrich Varez

by the Hawai`i Legal Auxiliary


The law of the Splintered Paddle, "Let every elderly person, woman and child lie by the roadside in safety," is enshrined in the 1978 State Constitution, Article 9, Section 10, to show Hawai`i's concern for the safety and welfare of all its people—especially its youngest and oldest citizens. This booklet was published with the assistance of the staff and faculty of the  University of Hawai`i Elder Law Program, the University of Hawaii Center for Hawaiian Studies and members of the Hawai`i Legal Auxiliary. 


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