My plan for 2013 is to improve my health and hopefully for you, our readers, you will make this a goal too. We pledge to bring you more resources and provide you with helpful tips on living that better quality of life. Last month’s 91 year old super senior Joan Packer
will always be my role model as I age and I will always remember her words to me “Don’t sit too long on the couch—stay active”.
In this issue our cover story brings to the forefront of the arthritis disease in Hawai‘i. I do have to thank Dr. Ritabelle Ferdandes who opened my eyes where this disease affects 236,000 people in Hawaii. We feature Dr. Thomas Kane who is the Arthritis Foundation of Hawai‘i’s Medical Honoree. His personal commitment to this cause and to promote awareness is inspiring.
I also want you to mark your calenders as our very popular workshop is coming up.
Elderhood Project/Generations Magazine’s
7th annual “Aging in Place” workshop
Friday August 9th at the Ala Moana Hotel
This is also a call for exhibitors to exhibit at this event where over 800 seniors and their families attend. Exhibitors please email Hope Young at Hope@kokuacare.com. More information to follow in our June/July issue.
Lastly, a special call for **Mother’s Day** stories and sentiments. We would like to honor the very special person in our lives—our mom. This will be your chance to tell her how special she is. I’m requesting our readers to submit their warmest memories or sentiments of their mother in celebration of Mother’s Day in May. We hope to print some of your submissions in our April/May issue and send your thanks and appreciation to your moms. You may submit it by mail or email us with the subject “My Mom.” Please note: maximum of 250 words, plus a photo (if you have it); and materials must be received by March 18.*
Don’t forget, in addition, we are always looking for stories, pictures and events from you—our valued readers.
Percy Ihara, Editor / Publisher
808-368-6747 | Percy@Generations808.com