February KupunaWiki Class

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Our free February KupunaWiki Class is being held on February 27th (Sat.) 9:30-10:30am at the Locations building on Kapahulu Ave. Complimentary fruits, pastries and coffee will be served. In this class called Estate and Elder Law 101 we will be learning the basics of estate planning and elder law by prominent attorney Scott Suzuki. This is a free class and …

January KupunaWiki Class

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Our free January KupunaWiki Class is being held on January 23rd (Sat.) 10:00am – 12:30pm at the Hawaii Kai Retirement Community. Complimentary fruits, pastries and coffee will be served. In this class we will be learning about Senior Independent Living Facilities on Oahu. If you are interested in a senior housing on Oahu, this class will be a great chance …

December KupunaWiki Class

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Our free December KupunaWiki Class is being held on December 16th between 10:00 – 11:00am at the Moiliili Community Center. Complimentary fruits, pastries and coffee will be served. In this class we will be learning about Medicaid & Medicare Options from Pacific Benefit Options and how these apply to you. Whether you want to understand what drug plans are available …

Affordable Rentals On Oahu

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What Is An Affordable Rental? There is no doubt that the cost of living continues to increase for both owners and renters. In this connection, on the island of Oahu, for persons who fall into the low-income bracket, not only are housing options expensive, they are also in limited supply. Affordable rentals are rental properties that are only allowed for …

Modify Home Before We Need Assistance

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Original blog post and information found at Caring Transitions Blog. Some people is thinking about to modify their own home to prepare when they need assistance for future. By the way, what can I do to do it now? Even if construct for barrier free now, maybe you don’t need it. It is difficult to expect image of your future, …

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Selling Personal Items Before Transition To A Senior Home

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When people decide to move to a senior home, some people may face to the problem that how I sell personal items. Moving to senior home is great decision, but at the same time, how move out the items become also important problem. There are a couple of things should do before selling personal items. Firstly, you should make clear why you …

Seniors Moving vs. Aging In Place

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Original blog post and information found at Caring Transitions Blog. Establishing short term and long term housing goals can help families plan ahead for large moving or remodeling projects. It is best to consider changes to home and housing as early as possible in order to avoid situations where last minute decisions may wreak havoc on financial and emotional stability. …

When Is The Right Time To Downsize?

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In the US, there are many senior people who downsize own lifestyle after retirement. Some of them move to condo or retirement community from single family home. However, it is a little bit difficult to decide to downsize. Some people cannot catch a good time to do it. We need some obvious triggers to decide downsizing. The one is basic …

Seven Principles Of Universal Design

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The Principles of Universal Design is intended to guide a wide range of design disciplines, including environments, products, and communications. Here we have seven principles of universal design. If you have ever considered to deign it, check out below.   Equitable Use The design is useful and marketable to people with diverse abilities.   Guidelines: 1a. Provide the same means …