In the current issue…

runninʻ on aloha with carole kai

OUR COVER STORY – From a very young age, Carole Kai showed a flair for the dramatic — sometimes pulling a bedsheet off the clothesline and holding it tightly across her shoulders while flying around the backyard like a superhero. Other times, she showed a more businesslike approach — like the time she hosted a boxing match in her backyard and sold tickets to neighborhood kids for 5 cents apiece. Carole enjoys sharing stories like these when asked where her entrepreneurial spirit came from. Youʻll read all about the Island celebrity who is best known for the Great Aloha Run, “Hawaii Stars” and, of course, the Carole Kai International Bed Race.

What I’ve learned... Thus Far

Generationsʻ Percy Ihara: “What I’ve learned is about just that: What I’ve learned these past 16+ years since I entered this field called “aging.” I was 42 years old and didn’t know a whole lot about retirement planning, Social Security or health issues, let alone caregiving and Alzheimer’s. Most people in that age range don’t think about this stuff; however, it is important to think ahead to when we get older and/or about our parents own aging and health issues. As 58-year-olds we begin to have our own health issues. For example…

Honolulu Commits to Being “Age-Friendly”

The Age-Friendly Honolulu Initiative has a vision to create a livable city that is inclusive to persons of all ages and abilities. For our kūpuna, the initiative strives to maximize opportunities for active aging, independence and community engagement. Since 2014, the Age-Friendly Honolulu Initiative, supported by Mayor Caldwell and AARP Hawaii, has involved hundreds of individuals from the public and private sector in the planning and implementation process.

From Crafts to Fine Arts

In this issue, Generations Magazine takes a look at the arts on Maui and Molokai. Katherine Kamaʻemaʻe Smith visits seniors at the annual Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational art event. Local artists are invited to paint outdoor landscapes in less than four hours and evoke memories of breezes, sounds and fragrances. Also in Maui County, on the Island of Molokai, Generationʻs Rosa Barker checks out the classes being offered at the Molokai Art Center and finds seniors enjoying painting, stained glass, ceramics and much more.

Life Stories – A spotlight on our kupuna

Both men and women are celebrated in our new series focusing on some outstanding Island kūpuna. Youʻll meet Ed Gayagas, a long-time runner in the Great Aloha Run who also has some expert advice on aging. Heʻs also an avid practitioner of the Martial Arts and spent 30 years with the Army until retiring in 1989. Ed is now 79 and has recently battled a rare form of brain cancer but is practicing his own advice when he says “Donʻt Give up!” He urges all seniors to find something theyʻre passionate about and stick with it.

Be sure to check out more on our Radio / TV page for additional media related to topics on aging well and Hawai‘i’s kūpuna.

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