Kupuna Care

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Lanakila programs include Lanakila Meals on Wheels, aiding seniors island-wide, Teaching and Learning Centers, an education program that mimics a college-like structure and Workforce Resources, a hands-on job training program.

Home and community services help older adults, age 60 and older, remain active and independent. Please contact your county office on aging for more information about accessing these services; click to review a comprehensive list of options.

The Elderly Affairs Division (EAD), a division of the Department of Community Services of the city and county of Honolulu, is your local Area Agency on Aging; We help people find assistance for aging, disability and caregiving, such as with Nutrition, Housing, Transportation, and Financing.

Provide a safe, loving environment and quality care for the disabled, frail and memory impaired elderly in our community. Daily program includes music, entertainment, exercise, art & crafts, social activities, excursions, trivia, games and a notorious hot lunch and snacks. Call 261.4947

Kupuna Care is a state program designed to help non-Medicaid eligible, elderly residents so that they can continue living at home or in the community instead of in Medicaid paid-for, nursing home residential care. Kupuna Care assists families by providing a variety of different caregiving and support services, such as adult day care, personal care and transportation assistance. The program is available throughout the islands.

The ARC, Hawaii Chapter has a program with will install free smoke alarms in homes of senior citizens and educate them in basic fire safety. If you would like to be part of this FREE program, call 739.8111 and leave your name, number and address. A representative from ARC will call back to schedule an appointment to install the smoke alarms.

Are you concerned about an older driver’s safety? The Hartford Insurance offers a guide to discussing this sensitive topic with your loved ones.

The Hawaii Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) helps older adults, individuals with disabilites, and family caregivers find options for long term services available to them in the State of Hawaii. ADRC staff will help to determine if you are eligible for government paid programs, assist you in finding providers, and work with you to develop an individual plan for meeting your future long-term care needs. The assistance is paid for by the State and Counties (at no cost to you).

AARP.org has information on a broad range of topics, including AARP's public policies, answers to financial planning questions, guidance on health and wellness, tips for coping with difficult life transitions, as well as opportunities to contact government officials and participate in discussion groups and online courses.

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