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Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program will accept applications beginning today, May 12, 2021. The program provides a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying low-income households. One way to qualify is if your household has an income at or below 135% of the federal poverty guidelines. For more information, click on the link: EBB Info Sheet

SMP Hawaii’s KukuiGram

Our local experts on Medicare fraud and abuse, Senior Medicare Patrol Hawaii, has published their first quarterly newsletter, KukuiGram! Learn how to protect your personal information. Attend free presentations. Volunteer with SMP Hawaii or the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program. Get all of this and more by clicking on the link: Kukui Gram Issue One May ...

Guard Your COVID-19 Vaccination Card!

After you get your COVID-19 vaccine, keep your vaccination card safe. Scammers are using the COVID-19 pandemic to try to steal your personal information. Don't share a photo of your COVID-19 vaccination card online or on social media. Scammers can use content you post, like your date of birth, health care details, or other personal information ...

2021 Project Financial Literacy

Hawaii SHIP's partner, the state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA), Office of the Securities Commissioner (OSC) is hosting a month-long campaign to celebrate Financial Literacy Month in April. “Project Financial Literacy: Investor Education for All!” will feature financial and investor education-related activities, presentations, and resources for consumers of all ages. Learn more about ...

Medicare Coverage on Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Services handout

This handout includes information on Medicare Part B and Part D coverage, services covered, medication safety checks, drug management programs, and Hawaii-based treatment program services and helplines. Click on the link to learn more. Medicare Coverage-Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Services 3.18.2021 Image source: "Oxycodone Prescription Bottle with Pills Spilling Out." by ShebleyCL is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Transmissions from Hawaii Podcast by Wasabi Magazine

Wasabi magazine is now a podcast! Enjoy stories from Hawaii that only Wasabi can tell. Hawaii SHIP is a proud supporter of their new medium. Listen to Episode 2, entitled "Connections: Examining Hawaii's Relationship with the Internet" by clicking on the link below. Connections: Examining Hawaii's Relationship with the Internet | Transmissions from Hawaii 02 - Transmissions ...

Memory Care Roadmap for Family Caregivers

The Memory Care Roadmap for Family Caregivers: A Guide for Families Caring for Their Loved One with Dementia contains flow charts, tools, resources and tips to help families navigate their loved one's dementia journey. The guide was produced by the Hawaii Alzheimer’s Disease Supportive Services Program and the Executive Office on Aging. Click on the link to ...

Spread Joy, Not COVID-19

How can you celebrate the holidays this year?  Here are some tips on how you can celebrate the holidays this year: Celebrate only with those in your household. Use digital platforms like Zoom or FaceTime to celebrate virtually. Cozy up with your favorite holiday foods, movies, TV shows, or games. If you must have a small ...