Monday, April 11, 2016

Thursday April 14: Kokua Council Windward Program: “The Graying of Hawaii”

COMMUNITY WELCOME

Pohai Nani Retirement Community
45- 090 Namoku Street, Kaneohe   2nd Floor Club Room

11:30 (Optional) — Buffet Lunch in Dining Room, $11. Reservation and Information: Samuel Cox
(808) 779-3606 or revsamuelcox@gmail.com.

12:30 Program: Documentary video: “The Graying of Hawaii” 2009 Documentary Film will be shown, followed by updates by guests Tony Lenzer and Bruce McCullough COMMUNITY WELCOME

1:30 Adjourn

Monday, April 25, 2016 Program: “Update from the Center on Aging: Current Activities and Future Path”


PLEASE JOIN US FOR LUNCH

Monday, April 25, 2016 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Miyama Main Hall, Harris United Methodist Church Nuuanu Ave. and S. Vineyard Blvd.−Ample parking−driveway off Nuuanu Ave


Agenda:

11:30 Luncheon (optional): Various Pizzas, Salad, and Dessert-$5.00 Donation

11:55 Welcome, Introductions and Remarks

12:00 Program: Christy Nishita and Kathryn Braun: “Update from the Center on Aging: Current Activities and Future Path”

Christy Nishita, Ph.D. is Interim Director and Researcher at the University of Hawaii Center on Aging. She received her Ph.D. in Gerontology at the University of Southern California. She is a Board Member for the Hawaii Pacific Gerontological Society. She is interested in the delivery and effectiveness of longterm care services, aging in place, health promotion, and disease prevention.

Dr. Kathryn Braun is Director and Professor of the Office of Public Health Studies. She is Co-Chair of the Barbara Cox Anthony Endowment and Director Emeritus of the University of Hawaii Center on Aging. Her research focuses on Asian and Pacific Island aging, with publications exploring ethnic differences in life expectancy and mortality as well as cultural variations in disease perceptions and health practices.

1:00 Adjourn

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

March 28 Meeting: Moses Haia: “A Lifetime Spent Waiting--Why Too Many Beneficiaries of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act Spend Their Lives Waiting in Vain for a Homestead” (video)

Moses Kalei Nahonoapi`ilani Haia III is the executive director of Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation. As a staff attorney at NHLC he obtaining landmark victories in native rights cases seeking to protect ancient Hawaiian burials and Native Hawaiian water rights.

Friday, February 12, 2016

February 22 Program: Victor Geminiani: “The barriers to economic justice for low and moderate income residents in Hawaii and some thoughts on reversing the downward trend”


PLEASE JOIN US FOR LUNCH

Monday, February 22, 2016 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Miyama Main Hall, Harris United Methodist Church
Nuuanu Ave. and S. Vineyard Blvd.−Ample parking−driveway off Nuuanu Ave


Agenda:

11:30 Luncheon (optional): Various Pizzas, Salad, and Dessert-$5.00 Donation

11:55 Welcome, Introductions and Remarks

12:00 Program: Victor Geminiani: “The barriers to economic justice for low and moderate income residents in Hawaii and some thoughts on reversing the downward trend”


Victor Geminiani is Co-Executive Director of the Hawai‘i  Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice. He has been recognized for his contributions to legal services delivery by being presented with the Reginald Heber Smith Award by National Legal Aid and Defender Association, John Minor Wisdom Award by the ABA's Litigation Section, and the Social Justice Award by Hawai‘i State Bar Association's Champion.

1:00 Adjourn

Thursday, February 11, 2016

January 25 Meeting: Judy Mohr Peterson, Ph.D.: "Updates on the MedQUEST Program" (video)

Thursday, January 21, 2016

January 25 Program: Updates on the MedQUEST Program with Dr. Judy Mohr Peterson


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PLEASE JOIN US FOR LUNCH

Monday, January 25, 2016 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Miyama Main Hall, Harris United Methodist Church
Nuuanu Ave. and S. Vineyard Blvd.−Ample parking−driveway off Nuuanu Ave


Agenda:

11:30 Luncheon (optional): Various Pizzas, Salad, and Dessert-$5.00 Donation

11:55 Welcome, Introductions and Remarks, Election of Board members and officers

12:00 Program:  Judy Mohr Peterson, Ph.D.: "Updates on the MedQUEST Program"

Dr. Mohr Peterson served as Oregon's State Medicaid Director from 2009 and in that role was an architect of Oregon's successful health system transformation and coverage expansion. She has been Hawaii's Med-Quest Division Administrator since July, 2015 and brings with her 18 years of public health care experience. Dr. Mohr Peterson currently sits on the board of the National Association of Medicaid Directors and serves as an advisor to the National Organization for State and Local Officials. She also is a contributor to multiple organizations focused on health care delivery system and payment reform. In 2010, Mohr Peterson was named one of six Medicaid Director Fellows in the Robert Wood Johnson's Medicaid Leadership Institute.

1:00 Adjourn

Monday, December 07, 2015

Kokua Council Windward: Thursday, December 10: “Critical Issues for 2016” with Patrick Zukemura

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS
NO LUNCHEON MEETING IN DECEMBER AT HARRIS
SEE YOU JANUARY 25, 2016


Kokua Council Windward: Thursday, December 10: “Critical Issues for 2016” with Patrick Zukemura COMMUNITY WELCOME


11:30 (Optional) — Buffet Lunch in Dining Room. $11 Reservation and Information: Samuel Cox (808) 779-3606 or revsamuelcox@gmail.com.

12:30 Program: Patrick Zukemura was the Lead Organizer for Faith Action for Community Equity on Oahu from 2008-2012 when he retired. He remains active in FACE Oahu and co-chairs their Long Term Care Task Force. He is their President Elect for 2016. He will outline critical issues for seniors in 2016 including Long Term Health Care. Kokua Council is a partner member of FACE.

1:30 Adjourn

Monday, November 30, 2015

November 23 Meeting: (video) Henry Curtis: “Should HECO be converted into electric cooperatives?”

Henry Curtis is Executive Director & Vice President at Life of the Land Hawaii, a Hawaii-based, Hawaii-focused environmental and community action group founded in 1970. Website: ililanimedia.blogspot.com.  He spoke to Kokua Council on potentially converting the Hawaiian Electric Company into a cooperative—and much more.

Click the thingy at the lower right for full screen.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

November 23 Program: Henry Curtis: "Should HECO be converted into electric cooperatives?"


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PLEASE JOIN US FOR LUNCH

Monday, November 23, 2015

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Miyama Main Hall, Harris United Methodist Church
Nuuanu Ave. and South Vineyard Blvd.
Ample parking - driveway off Nuuanu Ave.

Agenda:

11:30 Luncheon (optional): Various Pizzas, Salad, and Dessert—$5.00 Donation

11:55 Welcome, Introductions and Remarks

12:00 Program: Henry Curtis: "Should HECO be converted into electric cooperatives?"

Henry Curtis is Executive Director & Vice President at Life of the Land Hawaii, a Hawaiibased, Hawaii-focused environmental and community action group founded in 1970. Website: ililanimedia.blogspot.com.

1:00 Adjourn

Thursday, October 15, 2015

October 26 Program: Annual Community Forum "Be Part of the Solution"


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PLEASE JOIN US FOR LUNCH

Monday, October 26,, 2015

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Miyama Main Hall, Harris United Methodist Church
Nuuanu Ave. and South Vineyard Blvd.
Ample parking - driveway off Nuuanu Ave.

Agenda:

11:30 Luncheon (optional): Various Pizzas, Salad, and Dessert—with $5.00 Donation

11:55 Welcome, Introductions and Remarks

12:00 Program: Annual Community Forum "Be Part of the Solution": Panel of leaders of legislative caucuses, non-profits, service providers, administrators and community members like you. Vote on top issues.

The Annual Community Forum is step 1 in forming Kokua Council's 2016 legislative priorities. Meet and talk with issue leaders over lunch. Ask to speak if you like.

1:30 Adjourn

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Kokua Council Sept. 28 Program: "How the media analyzes and covers homelessness" with Rick Blangiardi


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Monday, September 28,, 2015

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Miyama Main Hall, Harris United Methodist Church
Nuuanu Ave. and South Vineyard Blvd.
Ample parking - driveway off Nuuanu Ave.

Agenda:

11:30 Luncheon (optional): Various Pizzas, Salad, and Dessert—$5.00 Donation

11:55 Welcome, Introductions and Remarks

12:00 Program: Rick Blangiardi: "How the media analyzes and covers homelessness"

Rick Blangiardi co-authored an op-ed published in the August 23, 2015 Star-Advertiser titled, A crisis that demands action, referring to the current homelessness crisis. Kokua Council has invited him to enlarge on his views.

Rick Blangiardi is the General Manager of Hawaii’s largest multimedia company, Hawaii News Now, KGMB (CBS) and KHNL (NBC). In 1977, he began his broadcast career at KGMB and is a nationally recognized television broadcaster, succeeding in senior executive positions in many of the nation’s most competitive markets including Seattle, New York City, San Francisco and Los Angeles.  Prior to returning to Hawaii in 2002, Blangiardi was the President of Telemundo Holdings, Inc., the nation’s second largest Hispanic television network and was highly instrumental in leading the sale of Telemundo in 2001 to NBC for $2.7 billion.

1:00 Adjourn

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

August 24 Program: "Health Hawaii: Where are we and where are we going

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PLEASE JOIN US FOR LUNCH

Monday, August 24, , 2015

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Miyama Main Hall, Harris United Methodist Church
Nuuanu Ave. and South Vineyard Blvd.
Ample parking - driveway off Nuuanu Ave.

Agenda:

11:30 Luncheon (optional): Various Pizzas, Salad, and Dessert—$5.00 Donation

11:55 Welcome, Introductions and Remarks

12:00 Program: "Health Hawaii: Where are we and where are we going", Dr, Virginia Pressler, Director of Health

Dr. Virginia M. Pressler is Director of Health for the State of Hawaii Department of Health. In addition to oversight of administrative responsibilities, she oversees Family Health, Disease Outbreak Control, Emergency Medical Services, Communicable Diseases, Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Developmental Disabilities, Environmental Health, State Laboratories, Behavioral Health, Hawaii State Hospital, Alcohol and Drug Abuse, and other public health services. She also has a number of attached agencies such as the State Health Planning and Development Agency, Office of Language Access, State Council on Developmental Disabilities, Executive Office on Aging, and others.

Previously Dr. Pressler was Executive Vice President and Chief Strategic Officer for Hawaii Pacific Health, a non-profit healthcare network that includes Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, Straub Clinic & Hospital, Pali Momi Medical Center, and Wilcox Hospital and Kauai Medical Clinic on Kauai.

1:00 Adjourn

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

July 27 Program: "The senior connection at DHS"

 

PLEASE JOIN US FOR LUNCH

Monday, July 27, 2015

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Miyama Main Hall, Harris United Methodist Church
Nuuanu Ave. and South Vineyard Blvd.
Ample parking - driveway off Nuuanu Ave.

Agenda:

11:30 Luncheon (optional): Various Pizzas, Salad, and Dessert—$5.00 Donation

11:55 Welcome, Introductions and Remarks, Larry Geller, President

12:00 Program: "The senior connection at DHS", Rachael Wong, Director, State of Hawaii Department of Human Services.

Dr. Rachael Wong was appointed by Governor David Ige in January 2015 and currently serves as director nominee of the State of Hawaii Department of Human Services. Previously, she was the vice president and chief operating officer of Healthcare Association of Hawaii where she advocated for the state's hospitals, nursing facilities, home health agencies, hospices, and medical equipment suppliers. She has served as executive director of Kokua Mau (Hawaii Hospice & Palliative Care Organization) and the Hawaii Consortium for Integrative Care. Rachael earned a bachelor's degree in East Asian studies and certificate in women's studies from Princeton University, a master's degree in public health from University of Hawaii at Manoa, and a doctorate in public health from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She serves on numerous local and national boards and committees.

1:00 Adjourn

Friday, June 12, 2015

June 22 Program: "Shaping Honolulu"—citizen participation in planning our city

Note: This month’s program is in two parts. See below for Part I, on Hawaii Public Radio’s Town Square program with Beth-Ann Kozlovich. Part II is at Harris Church, as usual.

PLEASE JOIN US FOR LUNCH

Monday, June 22, 2015

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Miyama Main Hall, Harris United Methodist Church
Nuuanu Ave. and South Vineyard Blvd.
Ample parking - driveway off Nuuanu Ave.


Part I: Hawaii Public Radio Town Square, June 18, 5-6 p.m. KIPO 89.3 FM on Oahu

Part II: At Harris Church, June 22:

Agenda:

11:30 Luncheon (optional): Various Pizzas, Salad, and Dessert—$5.00 Donation

11:55 Welcome, Introductions and Remarks, Larry Geller, President

12:00 Program: "Shaping Honolulu" with Jennifer Darrah, Lecturer and Graduate Faculty Affiliate, University of Hawaii, Annie Koh, PhD Candidate, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, UH, and Prof. Luciano Minerbi, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, UH. The discussion will be moderated by Beth-Ann Kozlovich, Executive Producer Talk Shows, Hawaii Public Radio.

All of us want to live in a high quality, affordable, people-friendly environment with open space, quality housing, and even preserve farmland for sustainable agriculture. Urban design can be a grass-roots activity, with communities participating with professionals in the design of their local environment.

How do we explain the growing affordable housing shortage while luxury condominiums sprout for the wealthy?

We'll ask the panelists to bring us up to date both on how Honolulu has been planned in the past and to what extent citizens have participated. But more important, since we are advocates: How can citizens participate in urban planning so they don't feel they are simply the victims of it? How do we guarantee walkable streets, open spaces, and an environment welcoming to children, adults and senior citizens? And finally, how might we become involved in current and future planning of our own living environment? Let's learn from our panel how this might be accomplished in Honolulu.

1:00 Adjourn

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

May 27 (Wednesday) program: “The Good, Bad and the Ugly

Please join us for the
9th Annual Post Legislative Forum

"The Good, Bad, and the Ugly"

Sponsored by the Hawaii Alliance for Retired Americans (HARA)
and
Kokua Council
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
8:30 am to noon
At the State Capitol, Room 325
Cost: Free

Invited Speakers include:
     Senator Donna Mercado Kim, Senate President
     Senator Suzanne Chun Oakland, Co-Chair, Kupuna Caucus
     Senator Will Espero, Senate Majority Floor Leader
     Representative Joseph Souki, House Speaker
     Representative Scott Saiki, House Majority Leader
     Representative Gregg Takayama, Co Chair, Kupuna Caucus

To reserve a space, please RSVP by calling 722-9937 or email: wongj060@hawaii.rr.com

A continental breakfast and light lunch will be provided

The Legislative Review is a forum to hear from legislators about how senior issues fared this session and to allow attendees to share issues and concerns that may be considered in the 2016 Legislative Session and beyond.

"Shining Light Awards" will be presented to individuals who have contributed to advancing senior issues in the Legislature and the community of senior advocates in the legislative process.

Monday, May 11, 2015

April 27, 2015 Meeting: Finding Funds for Your Advocacy

"Finding funds for your advocacy" with Nancy Aleck and Samantha Ruiz. Do you have a plan for action that needs an injection of resources to make it happen? Learn how to find funding so you can get busy. Alternatively, do you want to support grassroots social change in Hawaii and want to learn where to direct your contribution so it will do the most good?.

Download audio file here

Speakers:

Samantha Ruiz organizes Honolulu Soup, a micro-granting dinner meeting supporting creative projects in Honolulu. At the event, attendees eat, talk, share resources, enjoy art, and vote on the project they think benefits the city the most. At the end of the night, the organizers will collect the ballots and the winner goes home with all of the money raised to carry out their project.

Nancy Aleck is the Executive Director of the Hawaii People's Fund, a publicly supported community foundation established in 1972 to provide grants to progressive grassroots social change organizations working in Hawai'i. "Our philosophy of community-based strategic philanthropy offers a unique alternative to traditional charitable giving."

(note that the order of the speakers is opposite to my introduction)

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Mark your calendar: A Conversation with Ai-Jen Poo, April 30

Faith Action for Community Equity (FACE) presents:

A Conversation with Ai-jen Poo

Thursday, April 30, 6-9 p.m. in the Davies Hall of the St. Andrews Cathedral.

Ms. Poo is Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and Co-Director of Caring Across Generations (CAG). She is the 2014 recipient of the MacArthur "Genius" Award. Author of The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America. CAG is a national coalition of 200 advocacy organizations working to transform the long-term care system in the US, with a focus on the needs of aging Americans, people with disabilities and their caregivers. RSVP to Drew Astofi, email: drewastolfi@facehawaii.org.

Monday, April 20, 2015

April 27 Meeting: "Finding funds for your advocacy"

 

PLEASE JOIN US FOR LUNCH

Monday, April 27, 2015

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Miyama Main Hall, Harris United Methodist Church
Nuuanu Ave. and South Vineyard Blvd.
Ample parking - driveway off Nuuanu Ave.

Agenda:

11:30 Luncheon (optional): Various Pizzas, Salad, and Dessert—$5.00 Donation

11:55 Welcome, Introductions and Remarks, Larry Geller, President

12:00 Program: "Finding funds for your advocacy" with Nancy Aleck and Samantha Ruiz. Do you have a plan for action that needs an injection of resources to make it happen? Learn how to make your needs known so you can get busy. Alternatively, do you want to support grassroots social change in Hawaii and want to learn where to direct your contribution so it will do the most good?

Nancy Aleck is the Executive Director of the Hawaii People's Fund, a publicly supported community foundation established in 1972 to provide grants to progressive grassroots social change organizations working in Hawai'i. "Our philosophy of community-based strategic philanthropy offers a unique alternative to traditional charitable giving."

Samantha Ruiz organizes Honolulu Soup, a micro-granting dinner meeting supporting creative projects in Honolulu. At the event, attendees eat, talk, share resources, enjoy art, and vote on the project they think benefits the city the most. At the end of the night, the organizers will collect the ballots and the winner goes home with all of the money raised to carry out their project.

1:00 Adjourn

Friday, April 17, 2015

Upcoming AARP Fraud Watch events

AARP emailed information on some upcoming events to help seniors avoid fraud:

Con artists don’t care how hard people work. They steal billions from Americans every year. AARP Hawaii is launching the Fraud Watch Network and a series of educational and service opportunities in Hawaii to help consumers fight back.  A brief description of these events is provided below.

Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 9:05 a.m. to 10:05 a.m.

AARP Hawaii is holding a statewide teleforum featuring the latest research information on fraud in Hawaii. The teleforum will include special guests:

· Scott Spallina, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for the City and County of Honolulu
· Lisa Nakao, Better Business Bureau Serving Hawaii
· Joshua Bailes, Commodities Futures Trade Commission.
The general public can participate via their computers at http://vekeo.buzz/c04.

Friday, May 1, 2015
Free Oahu Smart Check Scam Jams
Participants will learn about the latest scams and how to avoid them.

Ala Moana Hotel
Hibiscus Ballroom 1
10:00 am – Noon
Phone registration:  1-877-926-8300
Register online:  http://aarp.cvent.com/scamjam5-1

or

Kahala Mall – Courtyard Area
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
No registration required. Drop in for 10 minutes or stay for the whole event.

Saturday, May 2nd from 8 a.m. to Noon

Free Document Shredding Event in Aiea
Access Information Management Destruction Plant
98-736 Moanalua Loop
Aiea, HI 96701
Limit 4 boxes or bags. No registration required.

Information: http://aarp.cvent.com/shred5-3

Monday, March 16, 2015

March 23 Program: Update on the Elderly Affairs Division, City and County of Honolulu, Aging and Disability Resource Center


PLEASE JOIN US FOR LUNCH


Monday, March 23, 2015

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Miyama Main Hall, Harris United Methodist Church

Nuuanu Ave. and South Vineyard Blvd.

Ample parking - driveway off Nuuanu Ave.

 

Agenda:

11:30 Luncheon (optional): Various  pizza, Salad, Dessert—$5.00 donation

 

11:55 Welcome: Introductions and Remarks, Larry Geller, President

 

12:00 Program: Nalani Aki on "Update on the Elderly Affairs Division, City and County of Honolulu, Aging and Disability Resource Center."  Nalani Aki is the County Executive for the Elderly Affairs Division, City and County of Honolulu. She was previously a chief planner at EAD.

An ADRC is intended as a single point of entry available in every community across the country where people of all ages, incomes and disabilities go to get information on the full range of long-term support options. The ADRC simplifies access to either public or private resources.


1:00   Adjourn 


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

February 23 Program: Will Justice Prevail at the 2015 Legislature? with Kat Brady


PLEASE JOIN US FOR LUNCH


Monday, February 23, 2015

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Miyama Main Hall, Harris United Methodist Church

Nuuanu Ave. and South Vineyard Blvd.

Ample parking - driveway off Nuuanu Ave.

 

Agenda:

11:30 Luncheon (optional): Various  pizza, Salad, Dessert—$5.00 donation

 

11:55 Welcome: Introductions and Remarks, Larry Geller, President

 

12:00 Program: Kat Brady, “Will Justice Prevail at the 2015 Legislature?”;

Kat Brady is Coordinator of the Community Alliance on Prisons. In addition to her advocacy work, Kat maintains an email list that provides information and guidance on public safety and other social justice issues inside and outside the Legislature, and of course, on the progress of important bills making their way through the committees.

12:30 Questions and Answers

1:00   Adjourn 


Friday, February 06, 2015

2015 Kupuna Caucus bills introduced

For bill status, or to submit testimony, click on the bill number to go to the Capitol website.

Bill Numbers

Description

SB296
HB490

 

RELATING TO CAREGIVING:
Requires hospitals to provide patients the opportunity to designate a caregiver upon entry to a hospital. Establishes hospital requirements regarding caregivers, including designation of a caregiver, notification to a caregiver, and a discharge plan for patients. Provides hospitals, hospital employees, and consultants or contractors that have a contractual relationship with a hospital with immunity regarding caregiving. Effective 7/1/16.

SB297
HB491

 

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO IMPLEMENT THE
RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE TASK FORCE ON MOBILITY
MANAGEMENT, ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO ACT 214,
SESSION LAWS OF HAWAII 2013:
Makes an appropriation to the department of health to implement
the recommendations of the task force on mobility management,
established pursuant to Act 214, Session Laws of Hawaii 2013.

SB295
HB492

 

RELATING TO THE JUDICIARY:
Appropriates funds for the judiciary to enter into contracts with
community mediation centers for mediation services.

SB294
HB494

 

MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION TO THE HAWAII
HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION:
Makes an emergency appropriation to provide funds for the
functions of the Hawaii health systems corporation and its regions.

SB964
HB497

 

RELATING TO AGING:
Part I: Appropriates funds for the kupuna care program and an aging and disability resource center. Part II: Removes hiring requirement by director of health in accordance with chapters 76 and 89, Hawaii Revised Statutes, for the position of Alzheimer's disease and related dementia services coordinator. Appropriates funds for the Alzheimer's disease and related dementia services coordinator. Part III: Appropriates funds for fall prevention and early detection services for the elderly. Part IV: Appropriates funds for various senior center programs. Part V: Appropriates funds to support the healthy aging partnership program. Part VI: Appropriates funds for an Alzheimer's disease and related dementia public awareness campaign.

SB967
HB493

 

RELA TTNG TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAW ATI:
Appropriates funds for a permanent full-time director (1.0 FTE) and permanent full-time faculty specialist position (1.0 FTE) within the University of Hawaii center on aging.

SB965
HB496

 

RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT:
Establishes a family leave insurance program, which requires
employees to make contributions into a trust fund to be used to
provide employees with family leave insurance benefits in order to
care for a designated person. Appropriates funds to DLIR to
implement the program.

SB968
HB498

 

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE ADULT PROTECTIVE
AND COMMUNITY SERVICES BRANCH:
Appropriates moneys for FY 2016 and FY 2017 from the state general fund for positions within the adult protective and community services branch.

SB966
HB495

 

RELATING TO THE LICENSURE OF SUPPLIERS OF DURABLE
MEDICAL EQUIPMENT:
Establishes a licensure requirement for durable medical equipment suppliers participating in the nationwide competitive bidding program. Appropriates funds from the office of health care assurance special fund to administer the durable medical equipment licensing program .

HCR14.

 

RECOGNIZING THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE OLDER AMERICANS ACT AND DESIGNATING MAY AS 'OLDER AMERICANS MONTH' IN HAWAII.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

January 26, 2015 Meeting: Public Involvement in the Proposed Sale of HECO

Are you confused  or concerned by the possibility of HECO’s acquisition by a Florida mega-corporation? Or about how the PUC works? Tune in to this critical analysis by Henry Curtis, Executive Director of Life of the Land, presented at Kokua Council’s January 26, 2015 luncheon meeting.

Original page on YouTube is here. Note: All Rights Reserved (2015) this video.

Click on the thingy at the lower right for full screen.

Monday, January 12, 2015

January 26, 2015 Program: Public Involvement in the Proposed Sale of HECO


PLEASE JOIN US FOR LUNCH


Monday, January 26, 2015

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Miyama Main Hall, Harris United Methodist Church

Nuuanu Ave. and South Vineyard Blvd.

Ample parking - driveway off Nuuanu Ave.

 

Agenda:

11:30 Luncheon (optional): Various  pizza, Salad, Dessert—$5.00 donation

 

11:50 Welcome: Introductions and Remarks, Larry Geller, President

2015 Board Elections

 

12:00 Program: Henry Curtis, Life of the Land, “Public Involvement in the Proposed Sale of HECO”;

                  Why should the public care about the sale of HECO, MECO and HELCO to Nextera?

                   What are the benefits and risks? How can the public influence the process?        

          Henry Curtis is Executive Director & Vice President at Life of the Land Hawaii, a Hawaii-based, Hawaii-focused environmental and community action group founded in 1970.

          Website: ililanimedia.blogspot.com.

12:30 Questions and Answers

1:00   Adjourn