STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1350

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2009

 

RE: H.C.R. No. 12

 

 

 

 

Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Fifth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2009

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committees on Health and Human Services, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 12 entitled:

 

"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, AND THE GOVERNOR TO CREATE A HOME FOR LIFE TASK FORCE TO REDUCE BARRIERS TO AGING IN PLACE AND TO FACILITATE MULTIGENERATIONAL LIVING,"

 

beg leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this concurrent resolution is to facilitate future multigenerational living and improve the likelihood that older adults and persons with disabilities can "age in place" or remain in their own homes with a high quality of life by requesting the President of the Senate, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the Governor to form a Home for Life Task Force to coordinate research and action to reduce barriers to aging in place and to facilitate multigenerational living.

 

The Kokua Council, Hawaii Alliance for Retired Americans, American Physical Therapy Association Hawaii Chapter, and several concerned individuals supported this concurrent resolution. The University of Hawaii Center on Aging supported the intent of this measure. The Occupational Therapy Association of Hawaii supported this concurrent resolution with amendments.


 

As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Health and Human Services that are attached to this report, your Committees concur with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 12 and recommend that it be referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Health and Human Services,

 

 

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JOHN M. MIZUNO, Chair

 

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RYAN I. YAMANE, Chair