HCR N.O. 35 Task Force

THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII CENTER ON AGING TO CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO ASSESS CURRENT ELDER AND KUPUNA CARE SERVICES AND THE ANTICIPATED DEMAND FOR THOSE SERVICES IN ORDER TO IMPROVE THOSE SERVICES AND MEET ANTICIPATED DEMAND. HCR35 SD1  

One Mile Project Class

Major Goal: To provide curriculum support, content expertise, evaluation of the Iolani School class called the One Mile Project. The curriculum includes analysis of aging issues and using design thinking to develop proposals to help older adults in the community.

Hawaii Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative

The ADI-SSS plans to strengthen the dementia-capability of Hawaiʻi’s communities by expanding person-centered practices that enable people with dementia and their families greater access to a continuum of long-term services and supports (LTSS) into the future. The project will accomplish this goal by building the capacity of professionals and organizations, as well as improving coordination between LTSS service providers.

Senior Volunteers as Assets

A statewide study was completed on senior volunteers as community assets, a project funded by the HawaiÊ»i Community Foundation. The random dial, telephone survey of 859 participants asked middle-aged and older adults about their volunteer experiences, their plans to increase time spent in volunteering, things that motivated them to volunteer, and things that might discourage them from volunteering. The purpose of the survey was to: Compare national and local data on volunteering. Inform the development Read more…

Hawaiʻi Family Caregivers

Given the rapidly growing aging population, governments and individuals are looking for creative and affordable solutions to long-term care. A resource in the long-term care system that has long been part of HawaiÊ»i’s communities is the family caregiver. The family caregiver is someone who provides informal care and assistance to a family member, friend, or neighbor without any payment or training. Family caregiving is a significant issue and is a vital piece in the long-term Read more…