Author Archives: Nalei Akina

Volunteer Information Session

Please join us at an information session to learn about the many ways you can share your aloha, talents and spend time with our kūpuna.

WHAT:  Volunteer Information Session
WHEN:  Saturday, January 17, 2015
TIME:     10 am to 11 am
WHERE: Lunalilo Home
501 Kekauluohi Street
Hawaii Kai

Whether you like…
• performing Hawaiian music and hula
• creating floral arrangements or decorating
• assisting with office and administrative functions
• sewing tablecloths or blankets
• gardening
• doing arts-and-crafts
• helping at events
• providing hair cuts
• learning to deliver “Namaste” and dementia care
• “talking story” or being a companion

We look forward to welcoming you to our `ohana and sharing more about the opportunities at Lunalilo Home to make a difference in the lives of kūpuna.

To RSVP or for more information, please contact us at 395-1000 or email Please also share this invite with others who may be interested in becoming a volunteer at Lunalilo Home.

Mahalo nui for your continued support, generosity and kōkua to our kūpuna!

Fall 2014 Newsletter

LH Newsletter Spring 2014Enjoy the 2014 Fall Newsletter which highlights special events, activities and upcoming opportunities for our kūpuna, families and community.

Some highlights in this issue include:
    • Kupuna Care Corner- Engaging Seniors in Meaning Activities
    • Lunalilo Home Welcomes Jill Martinez, Director of Adult Day Care & Senior Activities
    • Boy Scout’s Eagle Project Builds Aquaponics System for Lunalilo Home
    • Partnership with `Oiwi TV Brings Na Loea Series to Kupuna

Download Fall 2014 Newsletter

Caregiver Workshop: Living Healthy with Diabetes

Living Healthy with Diabetes 101814According to the Office of Minority Health, diabetes is the fifth leading cause of death in the Asian American and Pacific Islander population. In 2011, Native Hawaiians, Japanese, and Filipino adults, 20 years or older living in Hawaii were about two times more likely to have been diagnosed with diabetes compared to White residents. To learn more about this health condition prevalent among many of our elders, the Home will host its next workshop with a focus on diabetes.

Geriatric Pharmacist/JABSOM Assistant Professor Joy Higa will provide insights on effectively managing diabetes through lifestyle modifications and medication management. This workshop is intended to provide participants with general diabetes information, how to read nutrition fact labels, planning healthy meals, and the must-know information and tools for caring for themselves or their loved ones living with diabetes.

Join us for an informative session with Dr. Higa and the Hawaii Diabetic Association to learn strategies for living healthier with diabetes. Special refreshments will also be shared to demonstrate options available for those with diabetes for creating healthy and delicious meals.

Guest Presenters: Dr. Joy Higa, Geriatric Pharmacist/ JABSOM Assistant Professor

Date: Saturday, October 18, 2014
Time:  10 am to 12 pm
Location: Lunalilo Home
501 Kekauluohi Street
Honolulu, HI 96825