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Hawaii Survey Illustrates Health and Financial Concerns of Older Residents

A new survey shows that health and financial security top the list of concerns among Hawaii residents age 50+. More than nine in ten older residents say staying healthy, staying mentally sharp, and having adequate health insurance coverage are extremely or very important to them. Yet only three in ten say they have everything they need relative to these concerns.

The findings are from the AARP report Voices of 50+ America: Dreams and Challenges, part of an innovative series of state-based and national surveys.

“This survey tells us that too many of our older residents are uncertain they can attain, or maintain, good health and a secure retirement,” said AARP Hawaii State Director Barbara Kim Stanton. “It spotlights some fundamental issues of vital importance to Hawaii seniors and – as we get older – all Hawaii residents.”

AARP commissioned the survey as part of its ongoing communication with members and all Hawaii residents age 50 and older to learn more about their needs, interests and concerns. Adults age 50+ represent roughly 35 percent of Hawaii’s population.

Among the other findings:
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