Friday, November 30, 2007

"Aging in Place" and "Meals on Wheels"

Photo: Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Kaneohe resident Sumiko Sakamoto, who is 83 and legally blind, prepares to eat a meal delivered to her through the Lanakila Meals on Wheels program.

Rep. Marilyn Lee always comes up with issues for Kukui Connection that make an impact on people's lives, and sometimes they are issues that we may try to deny. For December, the subject is aging. She'll be talking with former state representative Jim Shon. They'll have a conversation about aging, particularly aging in place. It's a pertinent subject for island families who want to keep their parents in the home for as long as possible. Shon was a legislator for 12 years, and served as Chair of the Health Committee for 6 of those years.

Also, Brandon Mitsuda will appear to talk about the Lanakila Meals on Wheels program. As you may recall, this critical service to homebound seniors faced a serious funding issue this past summer. Find out how they are doing today.

Kukui Connection airs on Sundays at 4:00 p.m., Oceanic Time Warner Cable, Channel 54.


ExistentialDuck said...

there are definitely too few services to help the elderly here in hawaii

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