Tina Andrade, Vice-President, Mission Integration, Catholic Charities Hawai‘i discusses the services they provide such as Family Strengthening, homelessness & housing, children with emotional and behavioral challenges; crisis pregnancy; adult violence and abuse; immigrants achieving citizenship and family reunification; mental health, independent living for seniors and affordable housing, as well as the affordable senior housing development Meheula Vista in Mililani Mauka.
Gerald Shintaku, Director, of Star Events talks about the 2022 Young at Heart Expo. This free, fun event provides an educational, entertaining weekend to promote health and well-being of our community with emphasis on the positive aspects of aging. This event brings together many available services that are dedicated to serving to our kupuna.
Stacy K. Takekawa, Esq. of Estate Planning Partners talks about the difference between a Will and a Trust, what Probate is and what causes an estate to end up in a probate proceeding after someone passes away, as well as the importance of having proper estate planing in place which also includes Advanced Health Care Directives, and Power of Attorney.
Steve Tokita from Caring Transitions of Honolulu discusses the Senior Relocation Services they provide including Downsizing, Decluttering, and Estate Sales and how they are your compassionate onsite advocate, keeping your family’s best interest at heart by focusing on minimizing your stress during challenging and often overwhelming times in your family’s life.
Travis M. Agustin, Esq. from Agustin Hawaii Law, LLLC talks about Basic Estate Planning and the importance of updating Estate Plans every three (3) to five (5) years, as circumstances, goals, status of beneficiaries, laws, and assets may change, in addition to how to avoid unnecessary arguments after you pass away through diligent Estate Planning.
Sam Suen of the Law of Office of Samuel K.L. Suen shares how Guardianships and Conservatorships can be necessary if someone doesn’t have an estate plan and becomes incapacitated or wants to leave their assets to a minor child.
Dennis Hwang, Faculty, from the University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program discusses his book, Homeowner’s Handbook To Prepare for Natural Hazards Fourth Edition, and how homeowner’s can prepare for six (6) common natural hazards: tsunamis, hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, volcano, and climate change.
Bernadette Kaneshiro, Assistant Vice President and Senior Mortgage Loan Officer from the Mortgage Banking Division at First Hawaiian Bank discusses the different mortgage loan options available such as the adjustable rate mortgage (ARM), refinancing, and home equity lines of credit (HELOC), as well as what a buyer will need to do to prepare for a mortgage loan consultation.
Eddie Ebert, Managing Principal, and Gary Perrin, Senior Project Manager, from RIM Architects discuss the services they provide such as design, documentation, permitting & bidding assistance, construction contract administration, project management, interior design, and more, as well as the importance of hiring an architect to help guide you throughout the entire process of an Aging-In-Place home renovation project.
Nancy Schnur, ASID CAPS, EDAC, NCIDQ, Interior Designer, with Universal Interiors talks about Aging in Place Design and how she helps kupuna design the interiors of their homes to meet their needs.