St. Francis Healthcare System empowers Hawaii’s families who must step into the role of caregivers and need support and guidance. These informative sessions will equip you to provide better care for an aging family member and help alleviate stress. Each Class is $10
All classes are held at the St. Francis Kūpuna Village, 2226 Liliha Street. To register, contact Maylynn Wong at firstname.lastname@example.org or (808) 547-8138.
Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016 5 pm – 6:30 pm or
Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016 9 am – 10:30 am
Many want to stay in their own homes as they get older. Come and find out what to consider when modifying your home to successfully and safely age in place. Limited to 20 participants. Presented by Curt Kiriu, President of CK Independent Living Builders, who holds a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation from the National Home Builders Association.
Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016 5 pm – 7 pm
Learn about nutrition for seniors and the role of liquid nutritional supplements and the differences in food consistencies to maintain overall health. Limited to 10 participants. Presented by Mary Arakaki, Registered Dietitian.
Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016
5 pm -7 pm
or Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016
11 am – 1 pm
Learn how to transfer your loved one properly using proper body mechanics, with safe wheelchair-to-bed and chair-to-wheelchair transfers, and the proper use of assisted devices. Limited to 10 participants. Presented by James Hewson, Physical Therapist, of Honolulu Physical Therapy, an onsite partner of the St. Francis Kūpuna Village.
Recognizing & Understanding Aspirations
Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Seniors who have suffered a stroke or have dementia may have a difficult time speaking or communicating their thoughts and desires. Learn what you can do to preserve their dignity and sense of independence. Limited to 10 participants. Presented by Eve Koenig and Terri Ching, Speech Pathologists, volunteer board members of the Hawaii Speech and Hearing Association.
Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016
9 am – 11 am
Every year, thousands of Hawaii seniors are rushed to the emergency room because of falls and many are hospitalized. Learn how to prevent falls and enjoy exercises to maintain your mobility. Limited to 10 participants. Led by Julie Okamura, MSPT, of Hoku Physical Therapy, located in the St. Francis Kūpuna Village.