About Generations Magazine

In 2010, Percy Ihara, a seasoned mortgage professional dedicated to working with seniors and their families, took over the reigns of Generations Magazine to become publisher and managing editor. Trade Publishing’s Kini Popo created the publication for seniors and baby boomers in 2006.

Percy’s first issue of Generations made its debut at Honolulu’s annual Seniors’ Fair in September 2010, featuring KHON2 news anchor Kirk Matthews. The magazine’s new tagline and mission was clear: “Hawaii’s Resource for Life.” Generations Magazine provides seniors and their families important resource information on various issues facing our mature community, including topics such as healthcare, finances, legal matters, fitness, nutrition and caregiving.

Today, 35 thousand copies of Generations Magazine are provided bimonthly free of charge, and distributed in over 250 locations throughout the Hawaiian Islands. Our advertisers underwrite the cost of publication, and represent solid services and products meeting important needs for our seniors and their families.

As we grow, we will continue to provide resourceful and valuable information via our magazine here at www.generations808.com, our Aging in Place Workshops, and Generations Radio Show, aired Saturdays from 5-6pm and Sundays from 3-4pm on AM KHNR 690, The Answer, and iHeart Radio online.

We want to hear from you, our readers, listeners and supporters. Continue to send your comments, pictures and events to us so we can share them with other seniors and their families.

Live Well!

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

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