Get up and dance! That's the message behind a new national campaign encouraging high-risk adults to improve their blood pressure.
At its booth at Ohana Hale Marketplace, caregivers can stop by "Gimme A Break" for music or even a quick massage; anything to help them rechar…
PSAs encourages viewers to "get down" and get moving to fight off the impact of high blood pressure.
Show sponsor AARP Hawaii says this is dedicated to the 157,000 family caregivers in Hawaii to know they are not alone.
Kim says his method of Aging Well is to make life choices that he loves and believes in.
"I'm simply trying to sign her up for services and all this is very difficult without legal access to those," shares Dave Carstens about his m…
"A lot of times there can be a buildup of skin between the eyebrow and lid. It ends up being a heavy weight over the eyelid," says Dr. Amelia Fong.
"You definitely have to keep busy and have to have a passion about something," says Bob Arkus.
The Hawaii Pacific Gerontological Society says White exemplifies a true servant leader who placed the needs of our kupuna above all.
Hale Kau Kau, a program of Saint Theresa Church in Kihei, feeds the hungry every night and drives food to housebound seniors.
"Many people make inappropriate choices or not the best for them because the Medicare system's so confusing," says volunteer Ted Peskin.
"Our kupuna, the elderly, are targeted in mays ways - tricked - into providing funds and paying for things they never even ordered," says SAC …
Lori McKeown offers a free session every few months; the theme for the next giveaway is older couples.
It makes access to interpreters quick and easy and will benefit a variety of sectors, including medical, legal, education, government agencies…
The health department says in Hawaii, a senior falls every hour on the hour, seriously enough they have to be transported by ambulance to the ER.
The question that Manning Taite says drives him every day is, "What is the legacy you leave behind? "
Family members can help keep their older loved ones safe from the threat of home fires with some simple preparation.
Hawaii Bicycling League's Senior Cycling Program with free trikes for kupuna re-started in April after COVID closures.
It increases penalties for intentional crimes against seniors 60 years of age and above.
"We can produce something that's so, so beautiful. We still can give back," says senior volunteer Laura Gabayan.
Originally formed as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the KFSC served 1.2 million meals to hungry seniors in 2020.
Between 2018 and 2020, the state says seniors 65 and older comprised 64% of the strokes per year. That's 2280 out of 3560 strokes in Hawaii.
"I don't think people understand what an impact we have on the families we touch," says president Mary Monohon.
Longtime Oahu ukulele teacher says connecting with people through music keeps him young.
If tests show the person's field of vision is affected by droopy eyelids, insurance will likely cover it as a medical procedure.
"It helps with their health and their growth, to chart their development from year to year," says physical therapist Art Lum.
Ryan Sakamoto says he's been thinking a lot about his mortality, and wants to follow his dreams while he still can.
Colorectal cancer, a cancer of the colon or rectum, is the third most frequently diagnosed cancer in the state of Hawaii, according to the Uni…