Senior (Kūpuna) Resources
A collection of resources to enrich, assist, entertain, encourage, inform, and explore.
In an effort to assist members during the stay at home period due to COVID-19, the Waikiki Community Center has created a Virtual Community Center to provide informative, educational, fun at-home activities, and exercise sessions focused on cognitive and physical learning.
We have comprised a list of kūpuna (senior) friendly websites for you. These websites are designed specifically for the senior demographic. They contain information on various programs that are easy to navigate. So get ready to explore, to learn, to have fun, and to share your new experiences with others.
Aloha United Way (AUW) is actively working to protect the health, safety, and well-being of our communities as Hawai‘i confronts the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The following programs have been launched as part of this ongoing effort.
KUPUNA CALL CENTER
This service is for seniors on O‘ahu, and is layered into the Aloha United Way 211 Helpline. It is made possible through a partnership with St. Francis Healthcare system.
Those 65 and older can call 2-1-1 to speak with a trained specialist who can assist him/her/them with accessing COVID-19 vaccine appointments. Translation services are also available.
The eligibility requirements to receive SFMNP benefits are as follows:
Age: Participants must be at least 60 years of age.
Income: Maximum household income of 185% or below of the US Federal Poverty Guidelines.
Individual Household – $27,417
Two-Person Household – $37,074
Add $9,657 per additional household member
Residency: Participants must be a resident of the State of Hawaii and must reside in the county of the service area they apply to.
Applicants must be certified to participate each year. There is a limited number of coupons that are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Original applications should be mailed to:
2611 Kilihau St.
Honolulu, HI 96819
COVID-19 Frauds & Scams
The international law enforcement agencies and the U.S. regulatory bodies have been making declarations about the cybercrimes related to the COVID-19 outbreak. Crooks are taking advantage of the current pandemic conditions to defraud seniors. Stay informed about the current frauds and scams that are targeting seniors. Listed below are links to regularly updated resources:
Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Fraud & Scam Alert Links -
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
White House/CDC/FEMA - coronavirus.gov
FBI Urges Vigilance During COVID-19 Pandemic
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in Action
Report Scams and Suspected Fraud to:
HFPR Guide - This guide was created as a tool to prevent individuals from becoming victims of fraud and identity theft. It is the third edition of a state wide multi-agency guide developed to focus on you, the consumer, and to inform the public about the many different popular frauds and scams happening in our islands today. It will also aid in directing consumers on where to get additional help and information.
The Adult Protective and Community Services Branch (APCSB) - provides protective services for vulnerable adults and home and community-based services to prevent premature institutionalization of clients.
University of Hawaiʻi Elder Law Program (UHELP) - provides limited legal services on Oʻahu. Older persons (nā kūpuna) and caregivers may benefit from the services of a private practice lawyer who practices in the field of “elder law.” Services include: Advance Health Care Directives (AHCD), simple wills, Power of Attorney (POA) , counseling on legal issues, issues relating to elder abuse, caregiving, guardianship/conservatorship, and other legal needs of the elderly.
Legal service is offered over the phone or internet: (808) 956-6544 or email@example.com
The only organization in Hawaii providing civil legal assistance to low and moderate income individuals. Types of cases accepted are Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, District Court (landlord-tenant, consumer debt collection, small claims), Veterans Assistance, Family Law and Estate Planning.
Volunteer Legal partners with volunteer attorneys to provide services to those who qualify based on income and legal issue. Volunteer attorneys are the backbone of the organization, without whom access to justice could not be achieved in Hawaii. Volunteer Legal understands that not everyone can afford an attorney, but may be able to help themselves resolve legal issues if they are given the right information, professional support, and assistance.
Hawai‘i Meals on Wheels - dedicated to helping Oahu’s elders and individuals with disabilities preserve their independence at home. We do this primarily by providing hot, nutritious meals and regular personal interaction with those we serve. If you are 60 and older and don’t have Medicaid, contact the City and County, Elderly Affairs Division at (808) 768-7700
Lanakila MOW - Free meals available at Kupuna Wellness Centers. As Oahu’s oldest, largest and only island-wide meal service for kupuna, we help homebound individuals maintain their independence and live with dignity in the comfort of their own home. Pre-registration is required.
Call (808) 356-8519 / (808) 356-8145 or directly contact the following locations:
Lanakila Multi-Purpose Center – located in Liliha/Nuuanu area. Monday thru Friday from 8 am – 12 noon (808) 847-1322
Moiliili Community Center – providing service to residents from Ward Avenue to Hawaii Kai. Monday thru Friday from 8 am – 12 noon (808) 955-1555
Pohulani Senior Living – located in Kakaako area. Monday thru Friday from 9 am – 1 pm (808) 352-0294
Medicare -The official U.S government site for Medicare. Find doctors and medical facilities. Compare drug and health plans. See if that test is covered. Under “Care and Support” you'll find topics ranging from smoking cessation to prostate cancer screening.
The Medicare Resource Center helps guide you through all of the Medicare plan options and provides a list of helpful community organizations across Hawaii that can further support seniors with choosing a plan that meets your financial and medical needs.
Web MD - Age 50 or older? Get information about medical treatments, exercise, nutrition, and lifestyle in WebMD's 50+: Live Better, Longer center. Perform a search on any health topic and you'll probably get a webmd.com link on the first page. There's good reason for that: their articles on health are authoritative (often written by doctors and easy to read/understand).
Phone-A-Friend - This program provides regularly scheduled calls for seniors who live alone or are socially isolated and have little or no contact with people outside their home. Calls are made by trained Phone-A-Friend volunteers. The goal of the project is to help prevent isolation, decrease loneliness, and provide a safety check for isolated, homebound seniors. Receive regularly scheduled calls if you live alone, socially isolated or have little or no contact with people outside your home. Senior Intake Line: (808) 527-4777
Transportation Services - This program provides island-wide, curb-to-curb, and door-to-door transportation for seniors ages 60 and older for medical appointments, benefit appointments, group dining sites, group excursions and group shopping. Call (808) 521-4357
USA Today: Online Game Portal. Spend hours playing free games on USA Today. Play hundreds of games, quizzes, and puzzles online for free.
AARP: Daily games and puzzles to sharpen your skills. AARP has new free games online such as Mahjongg, Sudoku, Crossword Puzzles, Solitaire, Word games and Backgammon!
Senior Forums - the place to go when you have questions that you want answered by your peers. With an active community and topic headers for any interest, you will have fun looking through the forums and meeting other people.
Hawaiʻi Location Rentals - As the Property Management Division of Locations Hawaii, you can expect nothing less than the best!! It’s no secret that Locations, one of Hawaii’s leading real estate companies, has an outstanding reputation for client services and proven results.