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Please click on the following pdf link for a compilation of caregiver tips by Karen Koles, a former caregiver and facilitator of the Eldercare Support Group:  Caregiver Tips

Watch past broadcasts of Kupuna Connections. Topics such as "How to Select a Home Care Worker" to "Walkers: What's Available & How to Select" are featured. Kupuna Connections

LOCAL RESOURCES Senior group exercising.

State of Hawaii, Aging and Disability Resource Center(Statewide), 643-2372, TTY 643-0889.(Area Agency on Aging)

Elderly Affairs Division—AgeSmart, City & County of Honolulu, Senior Helpline 768-7700. Caregiver resources and information.

Download Senior Information & Assistance Handbook

Kauai Agency on Elderly Affairs

Hawaii County Office of Aging

Maui County Office on Aging

Executive Office on Aging, State of Hawaii, Department of Health 586-0100

Long Term Care Ombudsman, Sage PLUS (Health insurance and Medicare counseling), and information on state initiatives related to aging.

University of Hawaii at Manoa Center on Aging Research and Education 956-5001

Alzheimer's Association—For up-to-date information on Alzheimer's and other dementia diseases

The Hawaii Foods website provides calorie and nutrient content information for foods common to Hawaii

The Caregiver Foundation

Formed to help you gain the skills and emotional support you need to provide care with excellence, compassion and stability.


HACM—Hawaii Association of Case Managers. Information on what case managers for the elderly do and how to choose one.

Hawaii State Department of Health Guide Book, "Be Safe, Be Preapred:  A Natural Disasters Safety and Readiness Guide for Seniors in Hawaii".

Natural Disasters GuideDOH

Kokua Mau—Hawaii's Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. Information on Advance Directives and the Complete Live Series: 5 booklets on end of life issues and care.

Lanakila Meals on Wheels—Lanakila Pacific. Provides home delivered meals and congregate dining sites for Seniors as well as offer the Chronic Disease Self Management Program

Ohana Pacific Rehab— Video on Transfer Training & Mobility Skills for Caregivers.


NATIONAL RESOURCES Elder couple. Woman in wheelchair with husband by her side looking out to ocean.


Advice on retirement and caregiving.

Administration on Aging

U.S Dept. of Human Services agency that helps elderly individuals to maintain their dignity in their homes and communities.

Alliance for Aging Research

Tools for healthy aging and information on medical discoveries and research.

American Federation for Aging Research

Free daily puzzles, free online newsletter, most recent results on medical research and aging, and more.

Benefits for Seniors

Website that identifies federal and state assistance programs for your situation.

Family Caregivers Online

An education and information resource for family caregivers.

FCA:  Family Caregiver Alliance

A public voice for caregivers.

Homecare Online

Guide to home care and hospice, advice on how to choose an agency.

National Alliance for Caregiving

The National Alliance for Caregiving is dedicated to providing support to family caregivers and the professionals who help them and to increasing public awareness of issues facing family caregivers.  Includes lots of tips and a caregiver guide.

National Institute on Aging

Leading the federal effort on aging research.


A visual education center for family caregivers on such topics as Alzheimer’s  Disease (communicating, driving, simplifying tasks, etc) Stroke, Transfers from the bed to chair, Advance Health Care Directives and much more.  Check it out!

Tips for Seniors



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