From the editor:
As we begin our seventh year of Generations Magazine®, we are so thankful to be able to continue to provide our older adults and their families with valuable information from our trusted resources.
We continue to work on a number of goals — building partnerships with our advertisers, nonprofits, and state and city agencies regarding aging issues; growing our Generations radio listenership and website viewership; and continuing to provide all we need to know about aging well.
Please continue to email, call and text me on stories you would like to see in Generations and topics for our Generations radio programs. We want to continue to keep our older community engaged and up to date on new programs, issues, events, inspiring people and stories. So readers, please continue to send us vital information, suggestions and questions.
In this issue, we feature the family and their values. We could not find a better (or more convenient) example than my parents, Les and Shirley Ihara. I think you will find the story both interesting and inspirational.
As in many families, parents, grandparents and great-grandparents Les and Shirley serve as role models for the entire family. They are the glue that keeps us together in the challenging times in which we live today. They have always been endless supporters in all of our family and business endeavors. They lead by example by continuosly giving to our community and all 41 of us in the Ihara clan.
Lastly, I have to recognize our staff — Wilson Angel, art director; Katherine Smith, retired Generations editor and current feature writer; Sherry Goya, our sales and distribution manager; Debra Lordan, our associate editor; and Brian Suda, our photographer. Mahalo to all!
— Percy Ihara, Editor/Publisher
In this issue…
ADOPT A FAMILY PROGRAM LIFTS HOLIDAY SPIRITS
The holidays are a special time for Hawai‘i families. But for some seniors, the season can be one of the most challenging and difficult times of the year.
WORDS, TONE, COMPASSION... HARMONY
We must take responsibility for the words we use when we talk to each other. Words and tone make all the difference!
GRANDPARENTS PROVIDE ‘ROOTS & WINGS’
Essentially, the questions are: How do I provide my grandson with roots and wings? How do I build on, augment and refine the foundation his parents sought to put in place.
NAVIGATING YOUR FIRST YEAR IN RETIREMENT
As a new retiree, it’s normal to feel both excitement and trepidation. You’re eager for more time with friends and family, and for the activities you love.
FREE Senior Living Options Seminar, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 9:30am–12pm
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