The 11th Annual Aging in Place Workshop, hosted by Generations Magazine, took place on Aug. 19, 2017, in the Ala Moana Hotel, with more than 3,000 in attendance. The free, all-day event featured speakers in estate planning, care giving, aging in place, long-term care, Medicaid and Medicare, Social Security, de-cluttering, holistic healthcare, stress-relief and much more.
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(Above) In between sessions, attendees filled the hallways of the Ala Moana Hotel. More than 3,000 people were at this year’s event. (Below) A well-attended session this year was, “Improving Life At Home For Caregivers
& Elders” by Dr. Michael Cheang, an assistant professor at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Center on Aging.
Kurtis Ackerman, a personal trainer with GYMGUYZ, did weighted squats with Joanne Pyun, while Charlotte Lyman watched. GYMGUYZ brings personal training to clients’ homes.
Attention Plus Care employees provided information about home healthcare options: (L–R) Mele Toumona, Adam Funari and Eileen Phillips.
In between sessions, Gail and Glenn Satsuma visited over 50 exhibitors at the Aging in Place Workshop.
(L–R) Dalisay Quijano, Lolita Mendoza and Erlita Corpus volunteer 15 hours per week with the Foster Grandparents Program, assisting local children with special needs.
This foursome was excited to attend all-day sessions at the Aging in Place Workshop: (L–R) Geraldine Nishihara, Donna Noguchi, Randy and Teri Chun.
Employees of the Hawai‘i State Library promoted their new app and other programs for library cardholders: (L–R) Colette Young and Miriam Sato.
(L–R) Cassandra Matsushige, Jean Miura and Jenny Wilkinson spread awareness about Hospice Hawai’i, a nonprofit group that assists with end-of-life care.
This trio was among the first to arrive at the Aging in Place Workshop: (L–R) Felicitas Luna, Mantonia Luna and Pelagia Ramos.
Honolulu Community College’s Emeritus College offers non-credit classes for seniors and folks nearing retirement: (L–R) Myron Yamashiro, Farah Doiguchi and Ed Yonemoto.
The AARP table had more than a dozen volunteers throughout the day: (L–R) Pat Frank, Linda Inouye and Nancy Hironaka.
The Aging in Place Workshop relied on volunteers of all ages, like Leo Club members (L–R) Mackenzie Hoover, Jasmine Spaulding and Steven Yoshimura.
Representing the nonprofit group Financial Planning Association (FPA Hawaii) were Teresa Tyler of First Command Financial Services and Douglas Brown of HomeStreet Bank.
(L–R) Jan Offner and Gloria Chong took a short break in between the afternoon sessions.