This issue takes a broad look at “legacy.” What we leave to our families and our extended community can take many shapes. Sometimes, we know how our actions or gifts help others. Other times, the good we do goes without recognition, but in either case, our hope rests with the generations to come. Enjoy learning about how our contributing authors look at legacy.
Summer graduations and wedding celebrations mark important family milestones. As elders, we may be seated up front or have our plate brought to us instead of standing in the buffet line. Perhaps we help with food preparation or keep track of grandchildren during the bustling event. Whatever the role, celebrate your family and be thankful for a joyous opportunity for all generations to mingle. Create good memories, laugh heartily, stay out of direct sun, use mosquito repellent and drink water to stay hydrated.
We look forward to seeing our Generations family of readers, contributing experts, advertisers and partners at our Generations Magazine’s Aging in Place Workshop in the Ala Moana Hotel Conference Center on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. This event celebrates our 10th year! Mark your calendars for a full day of learning from top experts. Bring a friend who needs to know more about aging well.
One of the few annual events for seniors living in Leeward O‘ahu is the Senior Health & Fitness Fair at the Hawaii Okinawan Center in Waipi‘o on June 17 from 9 am to 1pm. Admission is free, and workshops will be full of valuable information.
Another reason for gathering is to honor our departed loved ones. In April, Generations Magazine Feature Photographer Brian Suda lost his mother, Tokiko Suda. She lived a full 98 years at home. Brian and his wife, Pamela Cunningham, cared for Tokiko many years and helped her meet the challenges of dementia at the end of her life. Brian and Pamela are grateful for the friends, professionals, agencies and organizations that kindly assisted Tokiko, and helped them honor her.
Every Day is Brand New!
Katherine Kama‘ema‘e Smith, Associate Editor