Wow, where has the time gone! Generations Magazine is entering its 4th year of being Hawai‘i’s “Resource for Life.” We strive to educate and inform families and our senior community on a wide range of topics, from health and active living to caregiving and scam alerts… and much more!

Heading into another year of publishing, the magazine and its business partners will continue to provide resourceful and current information. For example, this issue’s Resource Guide is a new “Speakers Bureau” list. The guide lists trusted resources of Generations Magazine that are available for presentations to senior clubs, church groups and other organizations. There is no charge, sales or solicitations by our participating speakers. Please contact anyone listed for more information or to schedule an appointment.

As the magazine continues to grow, we’re always looking to work with like-minded businesses and organizations. Our newest partner is physical therapist Julie Moon, who has Honolulu’s only heated endless pool to get you back on your feet and moving. We also welcome Cardon Outreach, a Medicare and Medicaid provider of services.

On a more serious note, we all need to protect ourselves against fraud, theft, stolen identity and other crimes. To help, the magazine has solicited the expertise of Scott Spallina of the Elder Abuse Justice Unit in the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. For this month’s article, Sweetheart Swindles, turn to page 35.

Also, we will again be distributed at the annual Hawaii Seniors’ Fair Good Life Expo on Sept. 27– 29 at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. With more than 300 vendors, this three day event provides an array of services, programs, educational workshops and additional support for Hawai‘i seniors. Al Harrington, who is on the cover of this month’s issue, is the event’s ambassador. Al believes that regardless of age, there is always room for personal growth. We all need to be proactive and look for ways to improve our lives, and, as I always say, “Live Well!”

Generations Magazine - Editors Note - Grandparents Ihara

Happy Nationnal Grandparents Day
to my parents who are proud grandparents of fourteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

As we celebrate aging in Hawai‘i, we cannot forget all the wonderful volunteers who assist in so many senior programs throughout the Islands. In this issue we highlight the 2013 Older Americans Month Honorees who were recognized by local agencies and Gov. Abercrombie. To view this year’s eight recipients, turn to page 12.

And, to top it off, please join us in celebrating National Grandparents Day on September 8th.

Live Well,


Percy Ihara, Editor/Publisher