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Police to issue free emergency info cards for seniors

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 07:53 a.m. HST, Jul 26, 2013

Senior citizens will be able to obtain an unofficial “Kupuna” identification card from Honolulu police officers listing their vital and emergency information, including their picture, at Kahala Mall on July 27.

The card, available for residents 55 years and older, is not an official government identification card, but will help emergency personnel identify a senior citizen who is lost, disoriented or in need of medical assistance. Besides a photo, the card will list the bearer’s name, contact information and any medical conditions.

Police will issue the cards from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kahala Mall inside Longs Drug store.

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loquaciousone wrote:
Why Kahala? Why not a more central location like Pearl City?
on July 26,2013 | 08:04AM
olos73 wrote:
Or why not go to all the malls?
on July 26,2013 | 08:31AM
96706 wrote:
on July 26,2013 | 08:42AM
miss_laulau wrote:
When did age 55 become a senior citizen? I don't think I'm a senior citizen...yet. LOL
on July 26,2013 | 08:30AM
loquaciousone wrote:
AARP starts sending you applications right after your 50th birthday.
on July 26,2013 | 09:10AM
olos73 wrote:
Yep, and some places give you discounts at 50, mostly mainland, but get some here. Age 50- Denny's 10% off (20% AARP members), Banana Republic 10%; age 55- Arby's 10%, Best Western 10%, Alamo Car Rental up to 25% for AARP members. Get more, but I'm not sure if these are up to date, so, just ask first. Plenty you don't have to be AARP member, but better if you are.
on July 26,2013 | 09:36AM
mongoosa wrote:
Good use of police. Anyone can put that info in their wallet or on their person, HPD should be out and about fighting crime.
on July 26,2013 | 09:22AM
alohabrina wrote:
Sounds like it's only for those who live in the retirement community near Kahala Mall. Why only 4 hours and why Kahala. What a joke. Why not have it at the Senior Fair comming up soon? Why not do it by mail. That way the seniors could have someone help them. Why not do it on the computer.
on July 26,2013 | 12:48PM
kiheilocal wrote:
I thought senior citizenship was officially conferred when one is 65 yrs old.
on July 26,2013 | 12:50PM
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