Thursday, April 30, 2009

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Task Force meeting - May 8

The Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Task Force will meet Friday, May 8, 2009 at 11:30am at the Queen Liliuokalani Children's Center at 1300 Halona Street. The public is welcome.

The Task Force was established by Act 220, 2008 to focus on the needs and issues of grandparents raising grandchildren. The Task Force plans to discuss the following: review draft "Benchmarks GRG Task Force Completed"; review draft "List of Issues for Joint Legislative Committee on Aging in Place Follow-up after June 2009"; announcements re: immunization of minors and Caregivers Consent to Minor's Health Care from the Department of Health; and an update on the DOE survey.

Persons who wish to submit testimony or have questions are asked to contact Senator Les Ihara's office at 586-6250. A copy of the hearing notice may be found at:

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

April 27 Program: Home for Life: Aging in Place, and Aging Together

Monday, April 27, 2009
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.


11:30 Luncheon: Variety of Subway sandwiches, salad, and dessert by Eloise- $5.00 Donation

11:45 Welcome, Introductions and remarks, Larry Geller, President

12:00 Program: “Home for Life: Aging in Place, and Aging Together”, Anthony Lenzer, V.P. Kokua Council, Professor Emeritus of Public Health, former Director of the Center on Aging, University of Hawaii; Bonnie Osaki, Director of Customer Care for Graham Builders, Certified Aging in Place Specialists (CAPS)

12:30 Questions and Answers

12:45 Announcements

1:00 Adjourn