As Hawaii’s Senior Resource, we gathered a list of useful resources and services that benefit Kupuna in various areas of need. Much of this information is provided by your service partners featured below.
Hawaii Community Resource List
- Financial Assistance
- Food resources
- Housing/Real Estate
- Health & Wellness
- Resources for Parents
- Bare Necessities
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Language Immersion
- COVID-19 Information
- Unemployment Insurance
- Online hours: M – F 6:30 am – 11:00 pm, Weekend 9:00 am – 11:00 pm
- Filling out UI Application/setting up account:Instructional video for filing unemployment insurance online
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Benefits estimator: Hawaii Unemployment Insurance Benefits Estimator
- Contact: UI Division
- Password reset: (808) 762-5751
- Phone appointments: (808) 762-5752 Hours: 7:45 am – 4:30 pm
- Fact Sheet – COVID-19: Labor Benefits Fact Sheet
- Relief Student Loans
- Academic Labor United – UH Community Hardship Fund
- For UH students who need assistance in this time of Covid-19 uncertainty, or for anyone who might be able to offer them aid. This portal shares information about where donations can be directed and provides a way for UH students to seek help.
- ALU Student Hardship Fund
- Spectrum 60-day free internet service (for new customers only)
- For new customers. Families with children in school/college who currently don’t have internet service – Spectrum is offering a free internet promotional service for 60 days. To access this service, encourage families to obtain instructions for discontinuing the service to avoid being financially responsible after the 60-day period.
- Spectrum COVID-19 Update
- Tax relief
- The IRS has established a special section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus. This page will be updated as new information is available. Filing and Payment Deadline Extended to July 15, 2020
- Coronavirus Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payments
- Utilities Updates
- Hawaiian Electric (HECO) has suspended disconnections for non-payment for at least 30 days, until April 17, and may extend that period depending on the situation at the time. Customers who are having trouble paying their electric bills because of the coronavirus emergency are encouraged to call HECO about payment options and schedules.
- Board of Water Supply: NEWS & UPDATES
- Insurance: From 3/20 through 4/30, Geico will be pausing cancellation of coverage due to non-payment to support those experiencing the economic strains of the Coronavirus.
- GEICO is Here to Help During the Coronavirus Outbreak
- Insurance: Customers facing financial challenges can now request a special payment plan that allows auto and property insurance premium payment to be delayed for 60-days without penalty.
- Allstate Is Here To Help
- F. A.Q. on Stimulus Checks, Unemployment and the Coronavirus Plan
- Breakfast and Lunch Grab-and-Go’s for children 18 years and younger
- Contact Jared of Foodbank to be added in the authorized shoppers for families and to get the form to fill out before shopping.
- Jared Kawatani Community Program Coordinator
- firstname.lastname@example.org (808)954-7868.
- Jared Kawatani Community Program Coordinator
- Lanakila Meals on Wheels provides services such as meal purchases and free home-delivered meals with qualifications. To place an order for one complete meal, contact Lanakila Meals on Wheels at (808) 356-8519. If financial assistance is needed, please contact (808) 356-8581 to learn more.
- Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands provides food baskets and meals-to-go at various locations on Oahu and neighboring islands. Here is the City & County of Honolulu/Oahu list for drive thru meals-to-go services:
- Camp Homelani 68-243 Olohio Street Wailua, HI 96791
- Drive-through meals-to-go | Saturdays 4pm to 5pm
- Kaneohe Crops 45-175 Waikalua Road Kaneohe, HI 96744
- Drive-through Food Pantry | Tuesdays 9am to noon
- Kauluwela Mission Corps 296 N. Vineyard Blvd. Honolulu, HI 96817
- Food Pantry | Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 12:30pm to 2:30pm
- Community food distribution/outreach | Tuesdays and Thursdays
- Revolution Hawaii provides meals | Sundays 7pm to 8:30pm
- Kroc Center Hawaii 91-3257 Kualakai Pkwy. Ewa Beach, HI 96706
- Meals for seniors in Wahiawa on Tuesdays and Fridays
- Transportation for senior shopping for Silvercrest residents in Wahiawa
- West Oahu food bag distribution 3,000 meals-to-go per week for West Oahu.
- For more information contact David Sayre of Sayre Public Relations by email [email protected] or phone (808) 221-5025.
- Camp Homelani 68-243 Olohio Street Wailua, HI 96791
- Hawaiʻi Meals on Wheels
- If you are under 60, but have difficulty getting around or preparing meals, you may be eligible for services. Call them directly at 988-6747 for more information.
- Hawaiʻi Meals on Wheels are also in need of volunteers to deliver meals to our Kūpuna.
- Contact Brad Akamu, Volunteer Coordinator, by email or at (808) 784-2756
- Hale Kealoha Ai Pono Meal Service
- Meal Service for kūpuna and ‘ohana. You can sign up for your ‘ohana or sponsor meals for kūpuna . They are also looking for help delivering meals.
- To order, call (808) 425-2516. Payment can be made through Venmo @Nanye-Hong. Kupuna delivery only & ‘ohana meal pick up available on certain days.
- Mom’s Meals – Read here to heat meal delivery service for those that qualify
- Farm to Car – A drive thru Farmer’s Market – A DRIVE-THRU FARMERS’ MARKET
- Step 1: Create a customer account.
- Step 2: Order through our simple online marketplace by Sunday 8pm in order to pick up on Wednesday of the same week at the specified location between 9am – 12pm.
- Step 3: Have your receipt with Order # ready at pick up location (e-receipt or paper receipt).
- Step 4: Pick up through our curbside service and drive away with locally grown, freshly harvested produce and locally made value added products with the satisfaction of supporting our hardworking farmers
- Aloha Harvest
- Central Pacific Bank will pay for 50% of your meal – Keep Hawaii Cooking
- Visit the #KeepHawaiiCooking website and find a place to eat from its list of participating restaurants. Order your favorite food and pick up your food as takeout, drive-thru, or have it delivered to your home.
- Before eating, snap two photos for CPB:
- One photo of your meal
- One photo of your receipt
- When you’re done eating, post the photo you took of your food to any one of your social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
- Follow the tag and hashtag instructions on the #KeepHawaiiCooking website.
- Note: Photo posts only. Posts on Instagram Stories and Facebook stories will not be accepted.
- Then send a Direct Message (DM) from your social media account to @keephawaiicooking if you’re using Facebook or Instagram, or @keephicooking on Twitter, with a photo of your receipt and you will be reimbursed for all eligible entries.
- It’s that simple — the CPB Foundation will reimburse you 50% of your food bill, up to $100 per order, as a mahalo for helping them support Hawaii’s restaurant community during this time.
- CPB will send your reimbursement to you via Venmo or PayPal – if you don’t have an account with either of these money-transfer programs, you will need to create one.
- The #KeepHawaiiCooking program is available for everyone – not just Central Pacific Bank customer
- Real Estate: ChaneyBrooks Choice Advisors is still open and here to help with purchases and sales. Choice Advisors Property Management is available to assist with managing properties during this time. Visit our website choicehi.com or call (808) 753-9033 for any real estate questions.
- City & County of Honolulu Rental Assistance Branch and Rehabilitation Loan Branch COVID 19 response
- Homeowners and tenants eligible for federal relief
Health & Wellness
- The Hawai’i Psychological Association
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255)
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- Centers for Disease Control: Mental Health and Coping
- Information and resources for addressing mental health during this time of crisis. Topics include: Reducing stress in yourself and others, information for parents, information for responders, and information for people released from quarantine. Outbreaks can be stressful
- Social Engagement: Call 211 (Kokua Line) for help with coping during this COVID-19 pandemic. This number is a statewide information and referral line of the Aloha United Way. Their hours of operation are 7:00am to 10:00pm, seven days a week. If you prefer to reach them online, check out auw211.org for more information.
- Looking for healthcare in the comfort and safety of your home during this quarantine, Telehealth allows you to access information and direct communication with Dr. William Paul Berg M.D (Family Practice). To learn more visit their website www.telehealth-hi.com or through email [email protected].
- Alzheimer’s Association offers free virtual educational classes and support groups for all Hawaii residents. Contact their online support community alzconnected.org, online education training.alz.org, free 24/7 Helpline (800) 272-3900, Hawaii office (808) 591-2771 or learn about their virtual/by phone program al.org/hawaii/events.
- Online Fitness
- Physical Fitness -Free online fitness offerings that you can do at home: Open Space Yoga Access live yoga classes on the Open Space website. Online Yoga Class
- Home workouts
- UFC Gym BJ Penn Waikele (Live Stream on Instagram @ufcgymwaikele)
- Disney Zumba videos
- YMCA of Honolulu offers an array of online group exercise classes to best fit your active lifestyle in the comfort of your home. Click here to get started.
- Debbie Kim Morikawa, owner of GYMGUYZ, the 1st in-home personal training/mobile fitness franchise company in the nation and now in Hawaii is offering customized virtual training. “Let’s practice social distancing, NOT social isolation” Call (808) 638-2525 to learn more.
- Calm includes collections of meditations, Sleep Stories, mindfulness tools, nature scenes and music for focus, relaxation and sleep. calm.com
- LyftUP will be donating tens of thousands of rides to those with essential transportation needs such as discounts for low-income families and seniors heading to and from grocery stores and places to purchase everyday necessities. To learn more, click here.
Resources for Parents
- School closures
- Five tips to survive working from home – with kids
- Click here to learn more
The Kupuna Needs Project is a service for 62 years or older and immunocompromised individuals on Oahu to get necessities such as food, toiletries, and cleaning supplies delivered to their residence. Call (808) 202-0820 or (808) 202-1203 for more info.
- Kanu Hawaiʻi
- COVID-19: Respond with Aloha – They focus on connecting community organizations with individuals wishing to volunteer, along with additional resource listings. Their goal is to help minimize the spread of COVID-19 while supporting community efforts, if it’s safe to do so. Support local businesses and trade the skills you must get what you need through the Kokua Exchange, a Hawaii focused time bank.
- Duolingo Mobile or desktop app
- This is a free interactive app that offers 30 ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi lessons and other languages that involve common everyday contexts that we all encounter. It’s a fun way to learn anytime, anywhere you have internet connectivity and a device (phone, tablet, laptop, etc.).
- Developed by Ke Kula ʻo Samuel M. Kamakau Hawaiian-focused Charter School, this application allows users to practice their ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi with others in a format like Words with Friends and Scrabble. (Appstore)
To learn about COVID-19 Self-Checker visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html or call (800) 232-4636 for more info or to get the latest updates on Oahu’s coronavirus cases visit State of Hawai’i – Department of Health COVID-19 Latest updates.