Bonnie Horibata | Jul 17, 2020 | March 2011, Wisdoms
Hawai‘i’s residences are often targeted by door-to-door solicitors asking for donations. Here in Hawai‘i, we are a generous people. We take pride in living the Aloha Spirit, but we must exercise caution as well. We must know the basic things about charitable giving in the event that anyone tries to take advantage of our good nature.
Michael W. K. Yee, Financial Advisor and Certified Financial Planner | Jul 17, 2020 | March 2011, Wisdoms
What are you leaving behind? This is a question that all too many of us fail to address before it’s too late. It’s not just a question about money, but about the entire heritage that you want to pass on to future generations—to those in your family and even to society as a whole.
Scott A. Makuakane, Counselor at Law, Est8Planning Counsel LLLC | Jul 17, 2020 | March 2011, Wisdoms
If you want to, you can devise your own estate plan without the benefit of lawyers or other trained advisors. All you need is a credit card, a computer, a printer, and access to the Internet. With those tools, you can come up with a set of documents that may or may not accomplish your goal. The problem is that you will never know.
Chef Michi | Jul 17, 2020 | Column, March 2011
Here are all the ingredients and the directions to make a yummy Waldorf salad. Enjoy!
Cheryl Tamura, St. Francis Healthcare Center | Jul 17, 2020 | March 2011, Special Feature
“Aging in place” is not just a trendy buzzword for St. Francis Healthcare System of Hawai‘i. It’s something the nonprofit organization is making a reality for older adults who want to live independently yet they are on fixed incomes.
Generations Magazine Staff | Jul 17, 2020 | March 2011, Programs & Services
Tax season is officially under way, and Hawai‘i residents can count on AARP Tax-Aide volunteers to help reduce tax stress. Beginning Feb. 1, AARP-trained and IRS-certified volunteers will be available at 45 locations throughout the state to help taxpayers prepare basic federal and state forms.
Teresa Wong, Physical Therapist, Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific | Jul 17, 2020 | Health, March 2011
Last month, we emphasized the importance of exercise to combat the natural aging process. Specifically, exercises like Pilates, Tai Chi and Yoga provide coordinated full body workouts with an emphasis on core muscle strengthening, balance and fluidness of movements. But what if you have pain in your knees or back making even simple movements like walking difficult?
Dr. Ritabelle Fernendes, MD, MHP, FACP | Jul 17, 2020 | Health, March 2011
Osteoporosis (porous bones) is a bone disease that involves thinning of the bone tissue and loss of bone density over time. This weakens the bones and increases a person’s risk for fracture. Women are four times more likely to have osteoporosis as compared to men.
Michael Reed Gach, Ph.D., Acupressure Therapy Author | Jul 16, 2020 | Health, March 2011
Have you ever instinctively held your forehead or temples when you’ve had a headache? Everyone at one time or another has used their hands to hold tense or painful places on the body. This is the healing touch of acupressure. Acupressure is an ancient Chinese healing art that uses the fingers to press key pressure point to release muscular tension and promote blood circulation and the body’s natural healing abilities.
Jane Burigsay, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Hawai‘i | Jul 15, 2020 | March 2011, Programs & Services
Q: How do I show proof of my Social Security benefit amount?
A: There are several ways to do this:
Pamela Cunningham, Hawai‘i SHIP Coordinator | Jul 15, 2020 | March 2011, Programs & Services
Hawai‘i’s Sage PLUS (SHIP) counselors are often asked, “What is Medicare, and how does it affect me?” Medicare is the United State’s federal health insurance that is available to those 65 years and older, and to people at any age with certain disabilities. You can choose to use the government’s Original/Traditional Medicare, or a commercial Medicare Health Plan or a Medicare Supplement (also known as “Medigap” insurance).
Generations Magazine Staff | Jul 15, 2020 | Cover Story, March 2011
The men in Stuart Ho’s family have been heavy weights in business for three generations. His father, legendary developer Chinn Ho, turned the ‘Ilikai into the state’s first high-rise luxury resort in the 1960s. Stuart served on the boards of such notable companies as Aloha Airlines, Gannett Co., and Pacific Resources in a long and successful career as state legislator, attorney and executive. Today, son Peter Ho is continuing the family tradition of business stewardship as president and CEO of Bank of Hawai‘i. At 75, Stuart is busier than ever in retirement.
Maria Glidden, Hawaiian Humane Society communications and events manager | Jul 15, 2020 | Living Life, March 2011
Lower your blood pressure and make a new friend. The Hawaiian Humane Society brings the joy of pets to seniors with its Pet Therapy program. With Pet Therapy, the Hawaiian Humane Society brings the joy of pet visits to the elderly at hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, hospices and other senior and health care facilities island-wide.
Kirk Matthews of KHON’s The Elderhood Project | Jul 15, 2020 | Column, March 2011
In early February, seniors enjoyed the company of each other and a number of middle school students at the annual Senior Valentine Dance at Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. Oh, and by the way, there were some celebrities on hand to take a spin or two around the dance floor. I have had the pleasure in the past of taking part in this frivolity.
Generations Magazine Staff | Mar 1, 2011 | Issue, March 2011
AARP’s Stuart Ho: Working out the heavy issues