Maui County Office on Aging News Release
Maui Adult Day Care Centers and Maui County Office on Aging invite you to a free caregiver workshop, “Understanding the Older Adult.” The workshop will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Home Pumehana Hall.
Gain awareness and understanding for the emotions an aging loved one goes through as you take over their care. Learn also about factors that contribute to negative/positive behavior changes, caregiver tips to help you provide care with compassion and tips for surviving the holidays.
The event will be taught by Kathleen Couch, Caregiver and Program Coordinator at the Maui Adult Day Care Centers.…
Na Pu`uwai Fitness Center News Release
Na Pu’uwai has brought its latest eight-week challenge to a close on Oct. 31, and results are in! This challenge produced 83 participants, including both men and women. We had a grand prize winner as well as first through fifth place winners for men and women, ranging from $25 to $100 in gift certificates, a month free membership at the fitness center, and cotton fitness center T-shirts. The grand prize was a custom long board with Na Pu`uwai’s logo made by Bouvey Bradley from Makaha, Oahu.
Harley Tancayo sneaked in from the sidelines and took it home for the win. …
Maui Dolphins Swim Club Molokai News Release
The season of eating is upon us! Keep your waist slim with regular swimming; stay or get in shape through the holiday season with the Maui Dolphins Swim Club on Molokai. Practices are offered at the Cooke Memorial Pool, Monday through Thursday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
The 2014 registration period is open for both age group (18 and under) and Masters (19 and over) swimmers. Monthly dues include family pricing. For athletes who are interested in competitive swimming, USA Swimming-sanctioned meets are held on Maui throughout the winter. Registration information and discounts on swim gear are available through the Maui Dolphins website, mauidolphins.org.…
Kilohana School News Release
You’re invited to Kilohana’s annual Grandparents Day, Student Showcase, and Turkey Trot. Grandparents, come to enjoy breakfast with entertainment. Students will have a showcase of their work, either orally or on bulletin board displays. Parents are encouraged to come and enjoy the showcase, activities with the kupuna in the classrooms, turkey trot, and afternoon activities.
The event will be held at Kilohana School on Nov. 27. From 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. will be breakfast and entertainment, 8:30 to 9:30 is the student showcase, 9:45 to 10:45 will be kupuna activities, the Turkey Trop will be from 10:45 to 11:30, lunch will be at 11:30, and from 12:15 to 1 p.m.…
UH CTAHR Cooperative Extension Service News Release
There will be a free workshop to assist those raising chickens for eggs as well as buyers. The workshop will cover candling and grading of shell eggs, washing and good handling practices, packaging and labeling, compliance with federal and state laws, and resources for the backyard egg farmer.
The workshop will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 26 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Queen Liliuokalani Children’s Center Activity Room at Kulana Oiwi.
Attendees are encouraged to bring their own eggs for Q and A, and hands on candling practice. Speakers will include Mrs.…
Hale Ho’omalu News Release
This year’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month of October ended as it began with sign-waving on the highway. Lynda Dudoit, Kalola Kaulili, Rose Pettigrew and Kammy Purdy, pictured here, urged passersby to join in the cause of ending domestic violence.
October’s events included the annual Candlelight Vigil at Kaunakakai Baptist Church, held in memory of those who lost their lives to domestic violence. Molokai’s own beloved Malia Kahalewai was honored in this year’s vigil. Unfortunately, domestic violence remains a threat for many families.
Here is a list of questions that can predict whether you or someone you love could become a victim of domestic violence. …
Operation Christmas Child News Release
With holiday supplies already covering the store shelves, Molokai individuals, families, churches and groups are working to make Christmas a reality for needy kids around the world by filling shoeboxes with toys, school supplies, hygiene items and notes of encouragement. Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind, is ramping up as Hoolehua residents prepare to collect gift-filled shoeboxes during National Collection Week Nov. 18–25.
At this local collection site in the Molokai area, anyone can drop off a gift-filled shoebox to send to a child overseas. Then using whatever means necessary—trucks, trains, boats, bikes and even elephants—the shoebox gifts will be delivered to children worldwide.…
MECO News Release
Geared with pole climbers and lineman’s belt Dallas Arce, 15, of Molokai, pictured at left, receives instructions from Grant Barker, a lineman from Maui Electric Company. This was part of the Hawaii Construction Career Day 2013 at the University of Hawaii Maui College on Oct. 18. More than 600 high school and college students from Maui County attended the event, where numerous local companies volunteered to provide hands-on activities that showcased the various career options in the state’s growing construction industry.…
OHA News Release
Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) Chair Colette Machado, of Molokai, is expected to make a full recovery after suffering a stroke Friday night.
“Mahalo to everyone for their thoughts and prayers,” Machado said, adding, “I feel great.”
Machado is grateful her family and friends who assisted her and called 911 immediately, and for the prayers from her church family. “It is crucial for a people having a stroke to get to the hospital immediately so they can get the right medication. If you think a member of your ‘ohana is suffering from a stroke, call 911 right away.”
AT&T News Release
Telecommunications company AT&T has expanded fast 4G LTE speeds to Molokai, where the majority of its mobile Internet traffic now runs over enhanced backhaul – or the cables that connect sites to the overall AT&T network. The expansion provides customers with speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G.
Customers can now enjoy 4G LTE speeds in Maunaloa, expanding coverage and capacity for the western half of the island. “4G” refers to the fourth generation mobile communication technology standards providing mobile ultra-broadband Internet access. LTE stands for Long Term Evolution, wireless communication of high-speed data for mobile phones and data terminals.…