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Spring DOH-UH Public Webinar Series on Aging

The Spring DOH-UH Public Webinar Series on Aging is a partnership with the Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) Executive Office on Aging and the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UH) Center on Aging in the Thompson School of Social Work & Public Health. These webinars are public and FREE! 

Webinar #1: Navigating the ABC's of Medicare with Hawaii SHIP

Friday January 22, 8:40am-9:30am, via. Zoom 

Speakers: Lani Sakamoto, Wanda Anae-Onishi, and Candace Young, Hawaii State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)

Abstract: Understanding Medicare eligibility, choices, and enrollment can be a daunting task for many beneficiaries and their support systems. Hawaii SHIP is a federally funded program administered by the Hawaii State Department of Health. This program provides free health insurance information, education, counseling, and referral services for Medicare beneficiaries, their families, care-givers, and soon-to-be beneficiaries through the work of trained and certified volunteers. Visit for more information.

Webinar #2: Prevent, Detect, and Report Medicare Fraud -- The Senior Medicare Patrol

Friday February 26, 8:40am-9:30am, via. Zoom

Speakers: Norma Kop and Jazlyn Wandasan, Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) 

Abstract: Fraud, errors, and abuse cost our Medicare billions of dollars each year. These costs are passed on as higher premiums for Medicare beneficiaries and lower payments to healthcare providers. The Senior Medicare Patrol fights against Medicare fraud and preserves Medicare for generations to come. Learn about how to prevent, detect, and report Medicare fraud. Visit for more information.

Webinar #3: What is Long-Term Care and Why Is it Important?

Friday March 26, 8:40am-9:30am, via. Zoom 

Speakers: Lynn Niitani and John McDermott, Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCOP)

Abstract: The LTCOP identifies, investigates, and resolves complaints that are made by, or on behalf of residents, and related to action, inaction, or decisions that may adversely affect the health, safety, welfare, and rights of residents of longterm care facilities such as nursing homes, adult residential care homes, assisted living facilities, and other long-term care settings. Visit to learn more.

Webinar #4: How is Hawaiʻi Addressing the Challenges of Aging?

Friday April 23, 8:40am-9:30am, via. Zoom  

Speaker: Caroline Cadirao, Director, Hawaii State Department of Health, Executive Office of Aging (EOA)

Abstract: The EOA is the focal point for all matters relating to older adults’ needs and the coordination and development of caregiver support services within the State of Hawaii. It administers several volunteer-based programs such as the Senior Medicare Patrol, Hawaii State Health Insurance Program, Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, Healthy Aging Partnership, and others. Visit to learn more. 

This presentation will also touch on the City and County Elderly Affairs Division (EAD) and will introduce current efforts to help older adults and their support systems find assistance for aging, disability, and caregiving, such as with Nutrition, Housing, Transportation, and Financing. Visit or call the Helpline 808-768-7700 for more information.  

For more information, please contact:

DOH Executive Office of Aging: Candace Young (

UH Thompson School of Social Work & Public Health: Victoria Fan ( in the Center on Aging and Seunghye Hong ( in Department of Social Work

For general inquiries, contact