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.
Former first lady Rosalynn was a caregiver herself and she believed that family caregiving is a cycle of life that touches everyone. Here, four people, each at a different point on the cycle, share their care stories from the heart, offering words of wisdom and points of caution. As you read, consider your journey on the Cycle of Caregiving. Where are you? Are you prepared?
It’s taken local girl Stacey Hayashi more than 15 years to bring this story of the 100th/442nd and MIS to the big screen. Her dream — to perpetuate stories like this for today’s youth and for future generations — took perseverance and sacrifice, like that of the veterans she passionately honors with this film.
Faith and Benny Agbayani celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary this year, and both agree that the success of their partnership is doing things together. Maintaining a close relationship is more than saying, “I love you;” it’s taking on challenges as a team, mastering new skills and learning together. Overcoming obstacles in life requires commitment, sacrifice and a willingness to cooperate. The Agbayanis do all these things well, but simply call it “sticking together.”
Brothers in Arms by Katherine Kama‘ema‘e Smith from the Oct-Nov 2016 issue of Generations Magazine, Hawai‘i’s Resource for Life
Aloha Remains at the ‘The Cal’ by Katherine Kama‘ema‘e Smith from the August-September 2016 issue of Generations Magazine, Hawai‘i’s Resource for Life
Aloha iā ‘oe: A Marlene Sai Legacy by Katherine Kama‘ema‘e Smith, Cover & Feature Story Photography by Brian Suda from the June-July 2016 issue of Generations Magazine, Hawai‘iʻs Resource For Life
New Beginnings … The Path Continues. Father Petrie shares his life perspective
The Fountain of Youth
Introducing the Executive Office on Aging