Kupuna Transitions

The greatest lessons in life often come from our mistakes. Through this perspective my grandma was ultimately my greatest teacher. Her dementia and bitterness destroyed our caregiving relationship. By the time of her passing, I was so hurt that I had already mourned the loss of the amazing woman I had known and loved. Through this past decade, my healing and understanding have fueled the desire for the lessons I’ve gleamed from my late grandma in order to help other family caregivers improve their situations.

Laughter Therapy 5-7-18

Many of my friends, yep of the older generation, cannot comprehend why Facebook exists. So, I tried to teach them the same principles. I took them out for a walk on the street and we told passersby what we had eaten, how we felt in the moment, what we had done the night before and what we will do later and with whom. We gave these strangers pictures of our family, our dogs and different activities around our homes. We also listened to the strangers’ conversations, gave them “thumbs up” and told them we like them. And it worked just like Facebook! We each had four people following us: two police officers, a private investigator and a psychiatrist!

Tutu’s House

Yoga Basics with Janet Lam meets every Monday, except May 28, from 8-9 a.m. Start the week feeling balanced, flexible and strong. This class includes fundamental yoga poses, and although not specifically a beginner’s class the movement sequence can easily accommodate students new to yoga or returning to a yoga practice.

Mauna Kea Quilters meet Saturday

The public is invited to attend the group’s monthly meeting from 9:30 a.m.-noon this Saturday at Thelma Parker Memorial Library. It begins with a business meeting, followed by show-and-tell and sharing of new ideas and techniques.

Airbnb affordable housing crisis presentation offered

The public is invited to attend a series of talks presented around the island concerning the impact of the Airbnb explosion on long-term rental housing. SisterhoodOhana.org will present an informative understanding of the Airbnb affordable housing crisis currently taking the Big Island by surprise. Attendees can learn the facts about affordable housing options.

Spencer Park closed for repairs May 15-17

Spencer Park in Kawaihae will be closed May 15-17 for maintenance and repairs to the high-use park. Monthly closures are necessary to maintain and repair high-use parks without exposing park patrons to potential hazards associated with large-scale maintenance work.

Introduction to record keeping and farm service agency program offered

Beginning Farmer-Rancher Development Program Agricultural producers are invited to participate in a free workshop to learn record keeping essentials and the benefits of Farm Service Agency programs from 9 a.m.-noon May 19 at North Hawaii Education Research Center (NHERC) in Honokaa, presented in collaboration with County of Hawaii and USDA.