The Hawaii Pacific Gerontological Society (HPGS), is thrilled to announce its 2023 biennial conference from September 7–8 following the success of its virtual conference in 2021.

Designed for a diverse audience that includes kūpuna practitioners in the health and human service fields, businesses, government agencies, nonprofits, and faith-based organizations serving kūpuna, HPGS extends a warm invitation to its two-day event at the Ala Moana Hotel. Applied researchers, students in gerontology, advocates for kūpuna, and kūpuna themselves who are keen on continuing their education as they age are also encouraged to join in this exciting event.

The conference’s theme, “Sustainable Transitions in Gerontology,” spotlights the crucial adjustments made by businesses, organizations, individuals and kūpuna over the past few years in response to the ever-changing needs of our elderly population.

An impressive lineup of keynote speakers is set to inspire attendees, featuring Dr. Lee Buenconsejo-Lum, Interim Dean of the John A. Burns School of Medicine, and Keith Hayashi, Department of Education Superintendent. HPGS is working to create a dynamic and informative event with additional speakers from Hawaii, the Mainland and Japan.

Seven “Na Lima Kokua Awards” will be presented to individuals or companies/organizations from categories of business, communications, community service, government, and research/ education, along with two Tony Lenzer Scholarships to be awarded on Thursday, Sept. 7.

To register for this exceptional gathering, visit and click on “Conference.” The registration fee is nominal for HPGS members, non-members, students and seniors.

As a special offer, Generations Magazine readers will receive the “Regular Registration” rate through Aug. 31, 2023.

Established in 1979, HPGS is a nonprofit organization committed to enhancing the quality of life for Hawaii’s Kupuna community. Since 1981, the dedicated board and biennial conference committees have organized 20 in-person two-day conferences and, as previously mentioned, a two-day virtual conference held during the Covid-
19 pandemic in 2021.

(501(c) 3 nonprofit)
PO Box 3714, Honolulu, HI 96812
Sherry Goya, HPGS Executive Director
808-722-8487 |