Author: Aimee Harris

  • Alzheimer’s Facts – Not Fiction

    The increasing longevity of our nation’s population contributes to the increasing burden of Alzheimer’s dementia on our society — especially caretakers. As a state, we face unique challenges due to our large number of kupuna and our geographic isolation. There are problems ahead, but I am excited about some very capable individuals and organizations working…

  • Take-Back Drug Program: Medicine Cabinet Clean Out

    In 2010, the Hawai‘i Medication Take-Back Program and National Take-Back Initiative were both launched in Hawai‘i. These two separate “take-back” efforts collect, and safely dispose of, prescription medications from the public. During “take-back” events, the community is encouraged to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs from their homes. Seniors are advised to clean out their medicine…

  • Back to School: Learning How to Age

    The John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) is partnering with the University of Hawai‘i Foundation in sponsoring the new Mini-Medical School on Healthy Aging. The Mini-Medical School is designed to prepare participants for the second half of their lives. The school will deliver relevant scientific information on aging, similar to what JABSOM medical students…

  • Message from The Editor – February / March 2014

    Sometimes we have to work hard and long to change our lives, and then sometimes it just happens — for better or for worse. When 9/11 happened, many lives were changed forever in an incendiary flash … and in unthinkable ways. In the days following 9/11, most of us struggled to process the turn of…

  • Top Tutors

    A Valley Isle couple commits to academics & nurtures Maui schoolchildren & families The Lahaina Complex After School Enrichment Tutoring Project, founded by Richard and Pat Endsley of Lahaina over 13 years ago, helps students in the four public schools of West Maui. The project offers 3rd through 8th graders free after school tutoring in…

  • Frank B. Shaner

    Frank B. Shaner

    With a desire to express himself, comedian and media personality Frank B. Shaner moves from the mic to paint palette. Toward the end of 2011, popular radio personality Frank B. Shaner did his last stint as host of the morning show on KUMU radio. After seven years, his contract was not renewed. At the time,…

  • Maui Mindset

    Maui Mindset

    The Valley Isle has some of the happiest seniors in Hawai‘i. Is it simply a Maui state of mind? Or is there more to it? The fact that each year people from all over the world move to Maui to retire must say something…or perhaps it says a lot. During a recent trip to the Valley…

  • Silver & Strong: Three Seniors, Exercising Life.

    Silver & Strong: Three Seniors, Exercising Life.

    It’s important to recognize that exercise is not merely for sculpting young bodies. It is for everyone — especially seniors, who often have the most to gain.

  • Make Your Voice Count

    Make Your Voice Count

    As a budding broadcaster in the 1960s, Linda Coble struggled to have her voice heard in the news business. In those days, women were not on the air. Yet, Hawai‘i offered her something that the Mainland couldn’t — a foot in the door…

  • Welcome to The Plaza Assisted Living

    Welcome to The Plaza Assisted Living

    In the early 1990s, local businessman Steve Metter searched for a safe and affordable place for his aging father to live. Faced with limited options, it became his mission to build a quality community for the people of Hawai‘i who faced the same situation.