Sunrise Foundation Presents “Journeys to Wellness” Program

Kevin Kawamoto
Special to The Hawai‘i Herald

For the past six years, the nonprofit Sunrise Foundation has presented a daylong program that encourages participants to consider the meaning of wellness and the variety of paths to reach that destination. This year, participants gathered at The Community Church of Honolulu in Nu‘uanu on a picture-perfect Saturday morning in October to hear keynote speaker John Houk, M.D., talk about the ways in which people age in society and the challenges and opportunities they often encounter.

Houk, a primary care physician for 37 years whose patients are mainly older adults, used two fictional patient examples — “Bill” and “Iris” — to demonstrate how two individuals can age very differently, often influenced by their lifestyle choices.

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