Kupuna Caregivers Interview

SB534 aims to give family caregivers some respite from their unpaid labor of love, looking after seniors at home. For some, that has meant giving up paid professional work or cutting back on hours. There are financial, emotional and physical costs to the caregiving that is now largely borne, unheralded and unpaid. Pedro Haro and Kathy Jaycox share their work on this bill for caregiver compensation.

Pedro Haro is the Hawaii Community Organizer for Caring Across Generations, a national movement of families, caregivers, people with disabilities and aging Americans working to transform the way we care for this country. He is putting together the rally organized by Care For Our Kupuna, on Feb 7 at 10 a.m. at the Rotunda to urge legislators to do something this session to address the challenge presented by our demographics.

Kathy Jaycox, a Kailua resident since 1992, developed many coalitions across institutional boundaries. This has included partnering the UH Community Colleges with the Hawaii Department of Education to implement Running Start, which allows high school students to enroll in college courses and earn dual credit.

Kathy also considers herself the “birth mother” of the Hawaii P-20 Partnerships for Education, an alliance of pre-K, K-12, and higher education.

In retirement, she continues to be an organizational bridge builder. As the Oahu president of FACE, Faith Action for Community Equity, she works with a coalition of 23 organizations — most of them faith-based — to address issues of social justice.

Wahiawa Health Center to Open!

After years of working toward providing the Wahiawa community has access to affordable, high-quality health care, the Wahiawa Center for Community Health (Wahiawa Health) is ready to open to the public!

FACE has supported this project through the years, and we encourage our members to attend the celebration and blessing on Saturday, August 13. The event will include food, activities, and entertainment.

Date: August 13, 2016

302 California Avenue parking lot (Wahiawa Medical Building/Medical Arts Clinic)

We will start the Blessing at 12:00 pm and the event will run until 3:00 pm

Housing in Hawaii – What’s Holding It Up!

Jay Fidel and Duke Oishi highlight a conference put on by Think Tech, Hawaii Venture Capital Association and Pacific New Media covering housing in Hawaii.

A range of topics concerning housing were discussed by the members of the conference, who include Christine Camp of Avalon Hawaii, David Callies of the UH Law School, Robert Harris of the Sierra Club, Lee Sichter of Belts Collins Hawaii, Jun Yang of Faith Action for Community Equity, Panos Prevedouros from the UH School of Engineering, Senator Donovan Dela Cruz the Chair of the Seante Housing Committee, Ben Kudo of Imanaka, Kudo & Fujimoto, Gil Barden of Pacific Island Investments, Jon Wallenstrom of Forest City Hawaii, Ann Bouslog of Mikiko Corporation, Peter Savio of Hawaiian Island Homes, Paul Quintilani of Kamehameha Schools, Cheryl Soon of SSFM International, Marc Alexander the Covernor’s Homelessness Coordinator, Micah Kane of Kamehameha Schools, Billy Kenoi the Big Island Mayor, Emilia Noordhoek from Sustainable Molokai and Harry Saunders of Castle & Cooke. Also includes a Spensation from Bill Spencer about the program on Reciprocal China Investment.

May 2016 Events

Ta'u Pupu'a Benefit ConcertCome see internationally acclaimed operatic tenor TA’U PUPU’A and friends in concert on May 21! Presented by Kilohana UMC and Kilohana Angels, this benefit concert is to raise money for Kilohana UMC’s music ministry and Kilohana Angels’ home health care training and certification.

Tickets: $30
Time: Saturday, May 21, 7:00 pm
Location: McKinley Auditorium – 1039 S King Street
Email: tauconcert@gmail.com
Phone: 808-372-3372