Monday, April 29, 2013

Mark your calendar: May 29 Legislative Review: The Good, Bad and Ugly”


The Hawaii Alliance for Retired Americans (HARA) and Kokua Council present their Seventh Legislative Review. Last year’s Review was attended by over 80 people from 30 organizations. We invite you to participate in this year’s Review on May 29. You’ll hear directly from legislators on their assessment of the session. And you’ll be able to question them too.

RSVP by May 22: Laura Manis, 597-8838 or


An Assessment of the Past Session by Legislative Leaders

May 29, 2013, 8:30 TO NOON STATE CAPITOL, ROOM 325

8:30 to 9:00 -- Registration and continental breakfast

9:00 to 9:10 -- Welcome and Introductions by Presidents Justin Wong, HARA & Larry Geller, Kokua Council

Recognition of participating organizations

9:10 to 9:20 -- Greetings from House Speaker: Rep. Joseph Souki and President of Senate, Sen. Donna Mercado Kim

9:20 to 9:30 Questions and Answers

9:30 to 9:40 -- Assessment of 2013 session by key legislators

9:40 to 9:50 Questions and Answers

9:50 to 10:20 -- Report on Legislative Kupuna Caucus: Chairs, Senators Suzanne Chun Oakland, Rep. Greg Kayatama,

10:20 to 11:20 -Questions/comments from audience, suggestions for next year.

11:20 to 11:30 – Presentation of the Shining Light Awards

11:30 to 12:00 -- Light lunch and networking/socializing


Friday, April 19, 2013

Project Dana announces Eden at Home training sessions

Project Dana has announced two Eden at Home Training sessions in Pearl City and Kailua.

The trainings in Kailua are on May 2 and May 9. A flyer with registration information is here.

The trainings in Pearl City are on June 1 and June 8. A flyer with registration information is here.

This information was received from Project Dana:

The Eden at Home training is based on the thought-provoking philosophy of The Eden Alternative® inspired by Dr. William Thomas.  The Eden Alternative® is a proven and powerful model for improving the quality of life of both Elders and their care partners since the early nineties. Its philosophy is comprised of ten foundational principles that have transformed hundreds of long-term care residences in the U.S. and beyond (Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Canada, etc.).  The trainings also provide an opportunity for each of us to envision our future and how it is that we would like to participate in our own care when that time comes.

A nominal $10 fee will be assessed for workshop manuals.

Thursday, April 04, 2013

April 22 Program: Hospice is about living fully


Monday, April 22,2013

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: Various Subway Sandwiches, Salad, and Dessert$5.00 Donation


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


12:00 Program: Gary Simon, St. Francis Hospice. Hospice is about living fully. Who pays for it? What are the services? How does it help the family?


12:20 Questions and Answers


1:00   Adjourn