May – June 2024

May – June 2024

The May June 2024 issue of GENERATIONS MAGAZINE will make your mouth water with our cover story on Maui Soda & Ice Works, the company that brings you delicious Roselani Ice Cream. Check out other stories, too, including Molokai’s Friendly Places, Train Your Brain, Covering Your Assets and a feature on how the Maui fires sparked a pioneering spirit.

March – April 2023

March – April 2023

The March-April issue of GENERATIONS MAGAZINE features Executive Director Connie Mitchell and her team at the Institute of Human Services who face the problems and challenges of the “unhoused” population on Oahu. Does your computer need some spring cleaning? Christopher Duque has some tips. Kristina Wong of Altres discusses caregiver compatibility and more seniors are trying marijuana! You’ll find those stories and many more in the March-April issue of GENERATIONS MAGAZINE.

November – December 2022

November – December 2022

The November-December 2022 issue of GENERATIONS MAGAZINE features an in-depth look at giving blood in Hawaii. GM Senior Editor Debra Lordan talks with the Donor Services Director of the Blood Bank of Hawaii and discovers the crucial need of giving blood and the many people who do on a regular basis but also why some people hesitate. We also take a look at Hawaii’s King of tropical music, Rolando Sanchez and his amazing energy. You’ll see that Hawaii is unique in places where multiple generations regularly sit down to eat with each other. And you’ll find out why laughter truly is the best medicine!

January – February 2023

January – February 2023

The January-February 2023 issue of GENERATIONS MAGAZINE features Hawaii music legend and icon Henry Kapono and how, at nearly 75, this remarkable musician keeps his career and family rolling happily forward. We’ll give you the breakdown on this month’s increase in Social Security benefits. Editor Debra Lordan takes a look a love, chocolates and senior romances in three articles. And everyone’s favorite radio personality and artist extraordinaire Frank B. Shaner has some off-beat thoughts on growing older.

May – June 2023

May – June 2023

The May-June issue of GENERATIONS MAGAZINE features a story about Kumu Kahua Theater in downtown Honolulu. Kathlyn Clore explores the people who contribute to Honoluluʻs home for local storytellers. Dr. Sandra von Doetinchem, a UH specialist in gerontology, discusses the benefits of learning late in life. Does Dad need help during the day and something to keep him occupied? In Kathy Wyattʻs article, she explains the benefits of kūpuna day care. And Debbie Kim Morikawa shows us the best exercises for getting up and down!

July – August 2023

July – August 2023

The July-August 2023 issue of GENERATIONS MAGAZINE features a cover story about the hottest craze sweeping the nation, Pickleball. Author Rosa Barker dives deep into the story about a sport that everyone loves, especially seniors! You’ll also read how a healthy lifestyle can help fight diabetes. Sophia Calio, director of the YMCA’s kūpuna programs, talks about all of the activities available to seniors. And Financial Advisor Michael Yee has some good words about paying off debt or investing.

September – October 2023

The September-October 2023 issue of GENERATIONS MAGAZINE features a cover story about how long-term friendships can really make a difference in your life – and the lives of others. Youʻll learn how seeing your dentist might show signs of osteoporosis. Scott Makuakane gives some sage advice on making estate decisions. And Generations Magazine’s Wilson Angel reflects on the late Brian Suda, GMʻs photographer extraordinaire.

November – December 2023

The November-December 2023 issue of GENERATIONS MAGAZINE features a cover story about two of the most well-known and most-loved coaches in Hawaii sports history – Dave Shoji and Vince Goo. Find out what they’re up to today! You’ll also get some important Medicare information – especially important during this open enrollment period. We’ll show you some self-care holiday gifts and tell you about Project Dana – who they are, how they got started and how they help our kūpuna.

January – February 2024

January – February 2024

The January-February 2024 issue of GENERATIONS MAGAZINE features a cover story about Hawaii’s very own Cybercrime Fighter, Esther Chan. Read her remarkable story about her battle again online crime. Humorist Frank B. Shaner says Whole Foods can play an important role for seniors who want to start dating. You’ll find out why the Y might be a good choice to get back into exercise. And good nutrition might have flown up the chimney over the holidays but Nutritionist Jennifer Davis as some solutions and even provides a tasty recipe!

March – April 2024

March – April 2024

The March-April 2024 issue of GENERATIONS MAGAZINE features the only municipal band in the United States, the Royal Hawaiian Band. Read about its origin, its director and its music. You’ll also find out about the founder of the AARP, Ethel Percy Andrus. We’ll take a look at Maui’s hub of senior activity, how music helps seniors who are having memory issues, and we give you some tips on co-signing a loan for your children.

September – October 2022

September – October 2022

The September-October 2022 issue of GENERATIONS MAGAZINE features three compelling stories about people who are in the business of caregiving and who have been caregivers themselves. We meet Kīhei resident Franny Durham who unknowingly serves as an inspiration to those around her through her. On Oahu, an all-women book club has been reviewing books and looking at life since the 80s. And we look at finding the right place for Mom or Dad – which turns out is both an art and science.

July – August 2022

July – August 2022

The July-August 2022 issue of GENERATIONS MAGAZINE features the story of Dr. William Won, one of Honolulu’s foremost brain surgeons – the first Hawaii-born Chinese-American neurosurgeon in the state. You’ll also read the heartfelt story of two women who seemingly fell in love at the wrong place and the wrong time. You’ll also read about hoarders. Does this include you? And we’ve got a story about the brotherhood of senior softball!

March – April 2022

March – April 2022

The March-April 2022 issue of GENERATIONS MAGAZINE leads with a story about cancer in Hawaii and even though we live in paradise, we’re still susceptible to cancer in all its forms. You’ll also get some tips on navigating your first year in retirement, the benefits of again at home, and you’ll read some good news for Hawaii’s kupuna who are taking insulin.

May – June 2022

May – June 2022

The May-June 2022 issue of GENERATIONS MAGAZINE features the story of philanthropist and pianist Ginny Tiu – a remarkable story of a child prodigy who went on to devote her life to humanitarian and animal welfare efforts. You’ll also read about protecting your pets after you’re gone and how is your estate going to be divided? A question all of us have to ask.

January – February 2022

January – February 2022

The January – February 2022 issue of GM features Jessica Lani Rich, president of VASH – the Visitor Aloha Society of Hawaii, an organization that provides support – and comfort – to visitors who have been victims of crime and other adversity. We also feature stories in this issue about how massage is good for the body and soul; we review some common misconceptions about hospice care; and for small business owners, some tips on retirement for people who aren’t sure if they’ll even get a chance to retire.

October – November 2021

October – November 2021

The October – November 2021 issue of GM features a tradition in Hawaii that everybody loves – the making and giving of lei. The colorful and fragrant strings of flowers has a rich history and many meanings which you’ll discover. We’ll also get some tips on relationships with people with dementia, how to navigate today’s crazy housing market, and we’ll give you some tips on Social Security and retirement.

June – July 2021

June – July 2021

The June-July 2021 issue of Generations Magazine sports one of Hawaii’s best-known coaches – Larry Price. You’ll read about his remarkable football and coaching career and you’ll get the players’ perspectives, as well. We also look this month at how seniors can improve their nutrition in the face of COVID-19; how you can get free dental care and education; and we’ll examine a popular new sport among seniors: riding an E-Bike!

April – May 2021

April – May 2021

The April – May 2021 issue of Generations Magazine features Auntie Carolee, a kumu hula, a musician, a teacher, a cultural practitioner – and – a living treasure. Youʻll also read about the new rules for work after the pandemic; defying whatʻs called the “silver tsunami” stereotype; help on deciding when itʻs time to go into assisted living; and youʻll read about the importance of doing a dress rehearsal for retirement!

February – March 2021

February – March 2021

The February-March 2021 issue of Generations Magazine takes a look at one of Hawaii Island’s iconic grocery store chains, KTA Superstores. You’ll see how this family-owned business celebrates it’s 100th birthday by continuing its owner’s commitment to “humbly serve and do what is right for the community.” You’ll find some tips on how to handle adult children who have moved back home; you’ll find out if those Medicare commercials that are all over TV are really accurate; and you’ll meet an Oahu couple who are taking a second chance at love!

December 2020 – January 2021

December 2020 – January 2021

he December 2020-January 2021 issue of Generations Magazine explores Chinese-American soldiers who served the United States with dignity during World War II but have never received their medals. Kathlyn Clore brings the issue and several soldiers’ stories to light. You’ll also read about age-related muscle loss, Covid testing, safe family activities for the holidays as well as caregiving tips at Christmas. You’ll also get a couple of tasty recipes for our partners’ kitchens, including Aloha Fried Rice!

October – November 2020

October – November 2020

The October-November issue of Generations Magazine features the heartwarming story of popular Hawaii performer Kalani Pe’a’s grandmother and her progression into dementia from Alzheimerʻs. You’ll also read about help that’s available to kūpuna during the pandemic; a story on how the power of music helps those with dementia; we have some hearing tips for the Covid-19 days; and you’ll learn about “Purpose Pals,” a kūpuna-youth connection.

June – July 2020

June – July 2020

The April-May 2020 issue of Generations Magazine, Hawai‘i’s Resource for Life, features an in-depth look at Leslie Wilcox, President and CEO of PBS Hawaii, we look at lifework and planning amid Covid-19, the expansion of telehealth services and a look at solutions for loneliness and housng.

February – March 2020

February – March 2020

Dying at home can be traumatic for loved ones. We long for a peaceful walk into a beautiful sunset. But most have never seen anyone die and that first indelible experience will stick with us. We may wish to die in our sleep, suffer an accident where we “never knew what happened” or drop dead while enjoying a favorite activity. But the odds are even — just as many people suffer and fight death to the last breath. Loved ones who witness such death throes simply don’t talk about it. We are compassionate people who avoid pain and go to great lengths to protect our loved ones from suffering. So why is there controversy about Hawai‘i’s Our Care, Our Choice Act, the aid-in-dying law that allows terminal patients to have medications that will ensure a peaceful passing?

December 2019 – January 2020

December 2019 – January 2020

The October-November 2019 Issue features Anona and Joseph “Nappy” Napoleon and their love of the sea, “Kō ā Moana: Those of the Ocean.” Youʻll also see stories about our long journey on Earth, a local prostate cancer support group, how to handle your aging parentsʻ finances and much, much more.

October – November 2019

October – November 2019

The October-November 2019 Issue features Anona and Joseph “Nappy” Napoleon and their love of the sea, “Kō ā Moana: Those of the Ocean.” Youʻll also see stories about our long journey on Earth, a local prostate cancer support group, how to handle your aging parentsʻ finances and much, much more.

August – September 2019

August – September 2019

The August-September 2019 Issue shines the spotlight on Breast Cancer awareness, from the cover story about the latest treatment options, clinical trials and the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure fundraiser, to stories about a cancer survivor who went on to become a star paddler and a group of Maui paddlers who, in their hot pink shirts, gives us all hope. You’ll also find a newly updated resource guide for Senior Savings and much more.

June – July 2019

June – July 2019

The June-July 2019 Issue includes stories on caregiving from affair, eating healthy with organic produce, changing lives with community action on Maui and the complete schedule of events at the 2019 Aging in Place workshop that’s coming in August.

December 2018 – January 2019

December 2018 – January 2019

From a very young age, Carole Kai showed a flair for the dramatic — sometimes pulling a bedsheet off the clothesline and holding it tightly across her shoulders while flying around the backyard like a superhero. Other times, she showed a more businesslike approach — like the time she hosted a boxing match in her backyard and sold tickets to neighborhood kids for 5 cents apiece.

October – November 2018

October – November 2018

Former first lady Rosalynn Carter was a caregiver herself and she believed that family caregiving is a cycle of life that touches everyone. In this issue, four people, each at a different point on the cycle, share their care stories from the heart, offering words of wisdom and points of caution. As you read, consider your journey on the Cycle of Caregiving.

August – September 2018

August – September 2018

As morning dawned on December 5, 1941, a fisherman cast his net along O‘ahu’s north shore. A college student helped his father open a new business. A volunteer took kids to the beach in Waimānalo. It was pretty much like most other days, for most people. But Sunday, December 7, 1941, would become known as “a date which will live in infamy” and President Franklin D. Roosevelt would announce to the nation the next day that, early on Sunday morning, “the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.”