Two great events drew crowds to downtown Honolulu and Percy and I were happy we were able to get in on the fun.

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Harry Ho, 99, of Pa¯lolo Seniors and Wendell Ogitani, 64, of Pearl City Seniors.

Dec. 4th, the Department of Parks and Recreation’s annual “Outstanding Senior Recognition
Program” is an event that Generations Magazine loves to attend. That’s where the outstanding seniors from their various programs throughout O‘ahu are introduced, as well as the District Council Executive Board. Everyone in attendance has a conscious appreciation of what the City & County, Department of Parks and Recreation senior program does for them. GM also receives recognition for their support of O‘ahu’s seniors.

The City facilities are not just a place to meet on a regular basis, but they offer educational, entertaining and energizing programs, as well as excursions around the island. Many groups have weekly meetings with guest speakers and a board of directors. Their meetings bring the community together, provide a sense of belonging, and create opportunities to continue an active lifestyle.

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Crafts and goodies abound at the county fair.

Annual Mayor’s Craft and Country Fair

2015 was the 41st year of the “Mayor’s Craft and Country Fair”. This annual event provides an opportunity for the Department of Parks and Recreation’s senior citizens clubs and partnering agencies to sell their handmade one-of-a-kind craft items, jams, jellies, cookies and pickled vegetables. The seniors are very talented, and the variety of creations was perfect for gift giving. Even Generations Magazine staff couldn’t resist buying beautiful yarn lei and pottery to give their partners at future events.

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Dancers from the Na¯ Ku¯puna o Ko‘olau

Profits made from the handicrafts help to support the participating clubs with functions throughout the year. The fair also featured information from vendors of various senior services, entertainment, demonstrations, a cooking contest, as well as a health and fitness expo.

For information regarding clubs and recreation activities for adults over 55 years old, please call the Makua Ali‘i Center at 808-973-7258.



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