Kupuna Connections Episodes


Seniors exercising

Guest: Jennifer Hee, Executive Director—Arthritis Foundation of Hawaii

ABC's of Assisted & Independent Living

Guest:  Shannon Miyazaki, Administrator, Plaza at Moanalua

Accessing Senior Services/Finding Services That I Need
Guest: Lei Shimizu—Elderly Affairs Division, C&C of Honolulu

Adult Day Centers: Keeping Elders Engaged

Guest:  Alexandra Au, Program Director, Leahi Adult Day Health Care Center

Aging & Disability Resource Ctr.—What Is It?

Guests:  Lei Shimizu and Ashley Muraoka— Elderly Affairs Division, C&C of Honolulu

Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia:  How Do We Cope?

Guests: Christine Payne, Director and Lisa Choquette, Program Coordinator— Alzheimer's Association-Hawaii Chapter

Alzheimer's Disease:  What's the Latest Update?

Guest: Kore K. Liow MD, Director, Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience Center

Care Homes and Foster Homes: Potential Alternatives to Nursing Home Care?

Guest: Keith Ridley, Branch Chief, Office of Health Care Assurance, State Dept. of Health

Case Management
Guest: Bonnie Castonguay, RN — Ho’okele Personal Health Planners

Computer Training:  Just for Seniors and By Seniors

Guests:  Edward Yonemoto and Marion Yuen—HCC Emeritus College Program

To Drive or Not to Drive:  How to Survive Without Car Keys

Guests: Diane Terada and Cristine Valenzuela of Catholic Charities

Driver Safety

Guest:  Bruce Bottorff, Associate Director—AARP Hawaii

Edu-Tourism: Lifelong Learning Through Travel

Guests: Andrew and Karen Lockwood, Pacific Islands Institute's Road Scholar Program

Elder Sensitivity
Guest: David Nakamaejo—Comforting Hands Hawai‘i

Encore Careers for Boomers
Guests: Jay C. Bloom, President/CEO — Bloom Anew & Dr. Steven Cook, Instructor, Kupuna Education Center— Kapi’olani Community College

Encore Careers in Non-Profits

Guests:  Lisa Maruyama—Hawaii Assn. for Non-Profits & John Howell, former President of Easter Seals Hawaii

Encore Careers:  Starting a New Business

Guest:  Cynthia Yamasaki, Founder & Chief Energizing Officer — CMY Consulting, LLC

End of Life: Helping Our Doctors Help Us

Guests:  Jeannette Koijane, Executive Director, Kokua Mau

Exercise & Fitness for Older Adults
Guest: Richard Ridao, MD; Director — Club 50 Fitness

Exercise: Use It or Lose It
Guest: Cedric Akau, MD; Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist—Straub Hospital & Clinic

Exercising With Others

Guest:  Patricia Baker of the Silver Sneakers Program

Eye Care for Older Adults

Guest:  Brandon Lee, MD—Cataract and Vision Center of Hawaii

Fall Prevention
Guest: Ann Low, Instructor, Physical Therapist Assistant Program—Kapi’olani Community College

Financial Abuse
Guest: Scott Spallina, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney—C&C of Honolulu

Financial Fitness: Assure That Your Retirement Years are Golden Years

Guest: Jodi Nozoe Chang, Certified Financial Planner, UBS Financial Services

Financing Long-Term Care:  Medicaid

Guest:  Scott Gardner, MSW, Scott Gardner and Co.

Fire Safety
Guest: Dyron Ota, Fire Inspector — Honolulu Fire Department

Healthy Mouth, Healthy You

Guests: Melvin Yamada, DDS, General Dentist and Darren Iha, DDS, Periodontist

Hearing Lost and Found:  Tips to Remain Engaged

Guest:  Kona Smith of Ohana Hearing Care

Hoarding and Cluttering at Home - Let's Find a Solution!

Guests: Dan Ihara, CEO, and Cynthia Arnold, VP— Senior Move Managers

Home Modifications: How to Age-In-Place

Guest: Michael Dowell of Stay at Home Modifications

Home Renovation Loan By City & County
Guest: Sam Moku, Acting Director—Department of Community Services & Robert Meyer, Rehab Loan Specialist—Rehab Loan Branch of C&C

Hospice Care/Living Fully at the End of Life
Guests: Chaplain Clarance Liu & Ken Zeri—Hospice Hawai‘i

Housing: Finding Low Income Rentals
Guest: Betty Lou Larson — Catholic Charities Elderly Services

Independence with Disabilities
Guests: Karen Oshiro, Occupational Therapy Assistant Instructor —Kapiolani Community College & Pamela Anderson, Certified Occupational Therapy
Assistant—Queen's Medical Center

Injury Prevention for Caregivers
Guest: Kevin Lockette, PT; Vice President — Ohana Pacific Rehab

Laws Can Protect Our Retirees
Guests: Lei Shimizu — Elderly Affairs Division & Kathryn Mashima, Elder Law Attorney

Meals On Wheels
Guests: Lenny Fabro, Director & Randi Jeung, Volunteer Coordinator—Lanakila Meals On Wheels

Mediating Elder Issues

Guest: Tracey Wiltgen, Director, The Mediation Center of the Pacific

Medicare Basics
Guest: Brenda Lau—SAGE Plus

Normal Aging Process
Guest: Valisa Saunders, Gerontological Nurse Practitioner—Kaiser Permanente Hawaii

Nutrition for an Active Aging Lifestyle

Guest: Cindy Kahalewale, Registered Dietician, KCC Instructor

Nutrition: You Are What You Eat
Guest: Grant Itomitsu, RD

Occupational Therapy & Home Modification
Guest: Geno Godinet — Access Lifts of Hawaii & Karen Oshiro , Instructor— Occupational Therapist Assistant Program, Kapi’olani Community College

Our Schools: Volunteer & Employment Opportunities for Seniors

Guests: Judy Nagasako and Jeanetta Ma—State Department of Education

Personal Care

Guests: Toni Hathaway, MSW, Education Coordinator & Teddy Brown Harrison, RN, Instructor—Kupuna Education Center, Kapiolani Community College

Reverse Mortgage:  Can This Finance My Aging in Place at Home?

Guests: Karrie Watanabe, Sr. Reverse Mortgage Specialist & Jean Seki, President/Owner—Reverse Mortgage Specialists of Hawaii

Selecting a Home Care Worker
Guests: Patty Griffiths, President — Options for Elders & Valorie Taylor, Director—Child & Family Service, Gerontology Program

Senior Clubs: Staying Active With Others for Fun and Wellness

Guest:  Steven Santiago, C&C, Parks and Recreation Program, Makua Ali'i Senior Center

Singer Kareen King:  Heartfelt Elder Care Through Songs

Listen to a sampling of Ms. Kareen King's Music

Social Security:  What Will You Receive?

Guest: Jane Yamamoto-Burigsay, Public Affairs Specialist—Social Security Administration

Taking Charge of Your Medications

Guest:  Joy Higa, Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist, Certified Diabetes Educator, Assistant Prof., UH Sch. of Medicine

Transfer Techniques
Guest: Ann Low, Instructor — Physical Therapist Assistant Program, Kapi’olani Community College

Walkers: What’s Available & How to Select
Guest: Alicia Dupree — Hawaiian Islands Medical


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