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Real Possibilities – NOVEMBER IS NATIONAL FAMILY CAREGIVERS MONTH

Craig Gima Hawai‘i Herald Columnist When you are a poet who's a caregiver, inspiration can strike at any time, even while cleaning up your mother’s incontinence on the bathroom floor at 3 a.m. “After my initial...
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Real Possibilities – ADVOCACY FOR KŪPUNA

Protecting Their Right to Affordable Healthcare and Against Age Discrimination Craig Gima Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Between what’s happening in Congress and efforts to eliminate age discrimination in the state’s plan to ration healthcare in a crisis, AARP...
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Real Possibilities – COVID-19 VACCINE BOOSTERS 411

Craig Gima Hawai‘i Herald Columnist If you’re confused about whether you need to get a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot, you’re not alone. We’re hearing from many küpuna who are wondering what they should do since President...
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Real Possibilities – HELP PREPARE YOURSELF FOR RETIREMENT

Craig Gima Hawai‘i Herald Columnist If you’re like me, it’s fun to daydream about retiring — to think about traveling the world, going to the beach instead of the office, and finally writing a screenplay or...

Lead Story – THE FUTURE OF DYING

Growing Interest in Alternatives to Cemetery Burial Kevin Y. Kawamoto Commentary Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Since the earliest human civilization, burying the bodies of our loved ones has been a sacred death-practice that continues today. When a...
Front row, left to right: Yoshiko Higa Kaneshiro, Edith Toshiko Kawakami Tan, Janet Toyama, Shirley Miyahira, Nancy Yeda, Judith Tibayan, Yaeko Miyahira, Carol Koga, Kazuko Tarumi, Betty Honbo, Dorothy Nakamura and Dorine Ichikawa. Back row, left to right: Masako Ito, Consul General of Japan Koichi Ito, Michiko Hachida, Caroline Nakamura, Richard Mitsuharu Wakida, Rosalind Nakama, Sachiko Jane Nakamura, Robert Makiyama, Richard Fukuhara, Ed Honbo and UJSH president Faye Shigemura. (Not pictured: Grace Carmichael (Photo by Carolyn Kimura)

Community Focus – UJSH Honors 21 New Octogenarians

The United Japanese Society of Hawaii honored 21 new octogenarians with a party at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i’s Manoa Grand Ballroom on Sept. 22. The new 80-year-olds were born in 1938. They were treated to a buffet lunch and a program of music and dance. Chinagu Eisa opened the program with the energy-packed....
From left: AARP Hawai‘i state president Gerry Silva, AARP Hawai‘i state director Barbara Kim Stanton, AARP national president Eric Schneidewind, state Sen. Jill Tokuda, and Hawaii Healthcare Association president and CEO Hilton R. Raethel. (Photo by Kevin Kawamoto)

Aging with Care – Education, Advocacy, Hope

AARP National President Addresses Hawai‘i Caregiver Conference Kevin Y. Kawamoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Gray skies and rainy conditions did not stop the hundreds of people seeking enlightenment from packing the Manoa Grand Ballroom of the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i on March 24 for AARP’s Caregiver Conference, themed, “Caring for Family, Caring for....
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Aging With Care – Finding Meaning and Purpose Later in Life

Kevin Y. Kawamoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald There was a time when the study of human aging tended to focus on “sick care” and aging-related diseases. The years after a person retired were thought to be a gradual disengagement from the community as older people quietly lived out their limited twilight years and experienced....

An Alzheimer’s Disease Update

Kevin Kawamoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Alzheimer’s Disease It’s been just over a year since the Herald published its special issue on Alzheimer’s disease, and although a cure for the disease has yet to be found,...
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A Caregiver’s Story

Alan Suemori Editor’s note: The following story from a caregiver’s perspective was written by former Hawaii Herald writer Alan Suemori for a moving and informative section on Alzheimer’s disease that he produced for the Herald’s...

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