HAWI As a senior mentee with Hookahua Ai, a mentorship program under Kahua Paa Mua, Jamiel Ventura recognizes the importance of being able to grow his own food and the sense of empowerment that comes with it.
Last month I reviewed the past five years of Kupuna Transitions articles and gave some condensed thoughts about some of the topics that had come up over that span of time. There was too much content for one months column, so Id like to zero in on some options for those helping an individual with cognitive challenges.
Parkinsons and Neuroplasticity Wellness Support ~ meets from 1-3 p.m. on Wednesday. People with PD and other neurological challenges, their care partners and others wanting to be part of a local Parkinsons community support network are encouraged to attend these monthly gatherings. Discussion focuses on personal experiences, community and PD related topics, including current research. Attendance by regular and new members is encouraged.
SOUTH KOHALA Months after they had been rescued from the waters off Kukuihaele in December 2017, Honokaa couple Kapu and Mandy Cummings sat among the attendees at the 21st annual awards ceremony for the Daniel R. Sayre Memorial Foundation last September.
Tai Ga with Zettelyss Amora, RYT, is happening from 5: 15 to 6:30 p.m. on April 1 and from noon to 1:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 4. * This fusion of Yoga, Tai Chi, and Qi Gong is a system of physical movements, breath and mindfulness, which arouses and mobilizes chi, your vital life force energy. Chi is the basic, organic electricity of our biology responsible for the wellness, healing and repair of the body. A segment of meditation is included.
KAILUA-KONA The National Speech and Debate Association announced last Monday that Carl Sturges, headmaster at Parker School, had won its Diamond Award for the third time, making him the first Hawaii-based speech and debate coach ever to accomplish the feat.
In 2016, the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope and Gemini Observatory piloted the Maunakea Scholars program at two Hawaii public high schools. The program provides students the opportunity to develop their own independent research proposals for execution on the Maunakea Observatories.
Senior Fit Club is offered at 1:30 p.m. for an hour every Monday, with a variety of modalities on DVD to choose from. Studies show that people who stay active are more likely to live longer and remain independent. Join this DVD-guided weekly exercise opportunity to maintain fitness in community at Tutus House.