EDITORS NOTE-Message-from-the-Editor_image1As we kick off the summer, it is time to start spending more time with our friends and families, and to be thankful for our health. Although the summer days are long, our time is short. Take a moment to call and say hello to a family member or friend. Personally, once a year I spend several days with my entire family (30+ and growing) to play sports, go to the beach, eat meals together and reminisce about the good ol’ days. We spend hours talking story and, yes, we probably tell the same stories each year, but none of us mind. I tell all my friends that this is what keeps our family together. Thanks, Mom and Dad!

My family, like yours, is the most important part of my life. My elders are especially dear to me. I always want to make sure that they are happy, comfortable and protected. This is was my motivation behind inviting Prosecuting Attorney Keith Kaneshiro to be featured in our cover story. He has committed part of his term to senior issues, including raising awareness about elder abuse. In this issue he explains his agenda for improving crime prevention and fighting for justice for seniors.

Lastly, I’d like to mention that Generations Magazine was recently chosen by the Mayor of the City and County of Honolulu to be a recipient of the Lei Hulu Award for Volunteer Friendly Businesses. The award was given to us at the Mayor’s 45th Senior Recognition Program.

We are very proud of this award and thankful for the recognition by the Mayor of our business. We are always looking for your comments, stories, events and pictures. Please contact us to submit any of the above.

Live well and get involved!

Percy Ihara, Editor/Publisher

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