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O Ke Aloha Ka ʻOi Aʻe: Love Is Unconditional

OUR COVER STORY -​ Love Is Unconditional: Caregivers Kalani Peʻa & Mom, Pua

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease requires patience, compassion, understanding and endless, unconditional love. In the following pages, Kalani Pe‘a and his mother, Pua, share the story of Lu Kahunani; Pua’s mother, Kalani’s grandmother. “I saw her slipping away. I knew I was going to lose her one day…”

Help Is On the Way During Covid-19

With the reopening of the state after shutdowns mandated by local government in recent months, kūpuna and other vulnerable people have become more fearful of venturing out into the community to shop and run errands as the coronavirus continues to spread with more people out in public. The demand for food, supplies and assistance has grown in response to unemployment. An increasing number of kūpuna say they do not have sufficient resources to feed themselves.

Dementia & the Power of Music

Music is often the background of many of our memories. We grow up hearing it on the radio, on TV and in concerts. We sang in school and at special events. We often associate certain songs with our relationships, happy memories, sad memories, growing up and different seasons of life. Because of its constant presence in our lives, music is deeply woven into our memories, and can offer hope and helpful tools to those whose memories are fading.

Hearing Tips During the Pandemic

This has been a tough year. Our lives have been disrupted at the least and dramatically changed at the worst by COVID-19. The effects are far-reaching and life-changing for us all — especially for our kūpuna. For those with hearing problems, it’s even more difficult to understand conversation when the speaker is wearing a mask. Voices become muffled and visual speech clues are hidden. Social distancing requires a separation of at least six feet, which makes it harder to communicate.

A Kūpuna Youth Connection

When kūpuna and keiki interact, both generations benefit. Although these interactions are more challenging during the COVID-19 pandemic, technology offers an opportunity to connect virtually. Purpose Pals is a virtual, intergenerational program led by Christy Nishita and Colby Takeda, in collaboration with Age-Friendly Honolulu, Hawaii Afterschool Alliance and Blue Zones Project Hawaii. Purpose Pals matches adults (50 and over) and youth (high school through college age) based on their interests, and fosters regular communication using Big & Mini, a web-based video conferencing platform.

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WEBINAR: Declutter series “Age In Place”

October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm HST
Wed 28

WEBINAR: Declutter series “Avoid Hoarding”

October 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm HST
Wed 28

WEBINAR: Declutter series “Avoid Hoarding”

October 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm HST

 

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