Purpose Pals is a free, virtual intergenerational program led by Christy Nishita and Colby Takeda, in collaboration with Age-Friendly Honolulu, Blue Zones Project Hawaii, and the Hawaii Afterschool Alliance. Purpose Pals matches adults 50 and over with high school through college-age students, fostering regular communication using Big & Mini’s web-based video conferencing platform. The program provides themed conversation starters to ensure pals have enriching talk story sessions as often as they like.
It’s Just Aging Book Engages Youth by Christy Nishita, PhD, Center on Aging, University of Hawaii, Interim Director and Researcher from the August-September 2016 issue of Generations Magazine, Hawai‘i’s Resource for Life
Hawai‘i Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative by Christy Nishita, Ph.D., Interim Director and Researcher, UH Center on Aging from the June-May 2016 issue of Generations Magazine, Hawai‘i’s Resource for Life