Upcoming Virtual Events

Connect with others virtually through live virtual events - keep your mind and body active, learn something new, or just have fun!   

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STRENGTHEN

Big Moves! Monday

Hosted by Saint Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii

Mondays, 

May 2, 9, 16, 23

8:00-9:00 am 

 

This exercise program is designed to activate all the muscles in your body with big intentional movements to help reduce stiffness, improve circulation, coordination, and balance.

Trainer: Glen Higa is a certified personal trainer (NASM-CPT) and was diagnosed in 2018 with Young Onset Parkinson's. He has adopted exercise into his daily life to keep physically and mentally strong. He continues his own training with George Ma of Fitness Therapy Hawaii and trains fellow Parkinson's patients and caregivers as a way to give back to everyone who has helped him along his journey.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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STRENGTHEN

Mid-Week Break: Gentle Fitness Energizers

Hosted by AARP HI

Wednesdays, May 4 & 11

8:00 am

 

Feeling "mid-WEAK"?  Take a Mid-Week Break! Breathe, stretch, laugh, increase your strength, and relax with gentle guided movements designed to help you center yourself and re-energize.  Let’s face the rest of the week together.  Only three more days until the weekend!

Guest Fitness Leader: Cat Sawai

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STRENGTHEN

Barre

Hosted by Senior Planet

Tuesdays & Fridays

8:00 am

This class combines ballet-inspired moves and elements of Pilates. The workout is great for balance, posture and toning. Don’t worry; no ballet barre is needed! Just use the kitchen counter, the back of the sofa, or a sturdy chair.

Zoom Meeting Link:

https://seniorplanet.zoom.us/j/84122851320

Meeting ID: 841 2285 1320

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ENERGIZE

SENIOR STRONG

with Robin Bush

Tuesdays - 11:00 am 

Starting May 11: Wednesdays - 11:00 am

Thursdays - 11:00 am 

Fridays - 10:00 am

Senior Strong is a class that focuses on strength, toning, flexibility and balance. We use 2, 3, or 5lb dumbbells'. Don't have any? Try a water bottle (preferably full) or a few cans of soup. We do exercises sitting or standing. So a chair without wheels is recommended. Friday's Senior Strong EZ is shorter (45 min) and slightly easier.

Donations are very appreciated.

Please contact Robin Bush to receive Zoom link: pcrobin@gmail.com

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LEARN

ESL Conversation Group

Thursdays, May 5, 12, 19, 26, June 2 & 9 

10:00 - 11:00 am

(6-weeks) $20 BeST* / $35 General*

*non-refundable

Free weekly Conversation in English. A great way to improve your English Fluency! The teacher may suggest a topic to talk about, but this is not a structured class.

 

Donna Prather is an experienced second language teacher. She has an M.A. in Second Language Studies from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa and has taught in junior high, high schools, pre-collegiate settings and in Adult Basic Education. This is her eighth year at WCC.

Please register in advance in-person at the WCC office, by phone 808-923-1802 or email: jokimura@waikikicommunitycenter.org

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LEARN

Fast, Healthy and Ono Cooking: Thai Red Curry with Vegetables

Hosted by AARP HI

Thursday, May 12

5:00 pm

Learn to make Thailand's most well-known curry with vegetables and add your favorite protein. It's Fast, Healthy and Ono! Filled with flavor, this dish will make a great addition to your menu.  

Registrants will receive the recipe ahead of time so you can cook along with the chef.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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ENJOY

Movies For Grownups: Hesburgh

Hosted by AARP

Friday, May 13

2:00pm

Longtime president of the University of Notre Dame, Rev. Theodore Hesburgh offers a unique glimpse at more than fifty years of American history. Educator, civil rights champion, advisor to presidents, envoy to popes, theologian, and activist, Hesburgh was called on by countless world leaders to tackle the most challenging issues of the day. He built a reputation as a savvy political operator with a penchant for bridging the divide between bitter enemies. Through it all, he remained a man armed with fierce intelligence, a quick wit, and an unyielding moral compass -- a timeless example of bipartisan leadership that would serve us in today’s increasingly polarized times. 

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LEARN

Blood Pressure and Stroke Prevention

Hosted by Saint Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii

Wednesday, May 18

5:00 pm

 

Did you know stroke is the leading cause of death and severe disability?  Understand how uncontrolled high blood pressure can damage your blood vessels and heart leading to a stoke. Learn how to check your blood pressure and manage it to minimize the risk of stroke.
 
Presenter: Jason Viereck, MD, Director, Stroke & Neurologic Restoration Center, Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience

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CULTURE

ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi - An Introduction to the Hawaiian Language

Hosted by the Native Hawaiian Hospitality Association

Friday, May 20

3:00 pm

 

Language is a tool and a lens through which we can learn, interpret, and activate culture. Examine the rich history of the Hawaiian language and put the basics into practice using the pīʻapā (the Hawaiian alphabet) and tools such as the hakalama pronunciation drills. Normalizing the use of the Hawaiian language is a key component to creating authentic engagement experiences with our visitors and guests.

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LEARN

Healthy Brain and Dementia with Dr. Kamal Masaki

Hosted by Lanakila Multi Purpose Senior Center

Monday, May 23

1:00 pm

Principles of Medication Use in Older People

Zoom Meeting Link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81625921088?pwd=ckZYcCtwUUxEdCsxZ1QwV0xwWU9SQT09

Meeting ID: 816 2592 1088

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COOK

Fast, Healthy and Ono Cooking: Pressure Cooker -Three Foundation Sauces

Hosted by AARP HI

Thursday, May 26

5:00 pm

Learn three foundational sauces (known as "Mother Sauces") that provide the building blocks for a variety of sauces! This session will demonstrate how to make: Be’chamel, Tomato, and Veloute

The term "mother sauce" refers to any one of five basic sauces used in French cuisine, which are the starting points for making various secondary sauces or "small sauces" Each of the mother sauces is made with a different liquid, and a different thickening agent. 

Registrants will receive the recipe ahead of time so you can cook along with the chef.

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STRENGHTEN

Easy to Follow Tai Chi

Hosted By Senior Planet

Mondays & Wednesdays

9:00 am

This gentle, slow, flowing form of exercise can be done seated as well as standing, by people of all ages and all abilities. Taiji Fit is easy to follow along and easy to do. There is no right or left, no right or wrong. Just move, breathe, flow.

 

Zoom Meeting Link: 

https://seniorplanet.zoom.us/j/170361931

Meeting ID: 170 361 931

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STRENGTHEN

K-POP PILATES

with Robin Bush

Mondays - 11:00 am

Starting May 11

Wednesdays- 12:00 pm

Saturdays - 1:00 pm

K-Pop Pilates is a beginners Mat Pilates class. What makes this class different? Music! K-Pop music! No experience is necessary. A mat, a towel and a bottle of water are recommended.

Donations are very appreciated.

Please contact Robin Bush to receive Zoom link: pcrobin@gmail.com

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STRENGHTEN

Body & Brain Tai Chi

Hosted by St Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii

Tuesdays, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

9:00 am

Physical health, emotional well being and spiritual satisfaction are not separate. Body&Brain practice provides practical techniques and programs to help you care for all three of these important aspects of life. Explore training methods designed to Improve your flexibility, balance, agility, and energy. Modifications to the exercises will be provided for those with different levels of mobility and fitness. Carol Miyasato, a certified instructor for Body&Brain Yoga Tai Chi, and her team of trainers will provide guidance to mindfully manage stress, health and find peace in your days. 

Instructors: Body&Brain Yoga Tai Chi Trainers

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STRENGTHEN

Workout the Stress

Hosted by Blue Zones Project Hawaii & HMSA

Wednesday, May 11

4:00 pm

Join Jordan Ng, Community Well-being Analyst at HMSA, in a general workout that can be done at home. We will be focusing on a full body routine that will be geared toward elevating heart rate, muscular endurance, and overall mobility, and end with some stretching as our cool down. We will end our session with a Q&A to get you on track with your home workout routine.

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STRENGTHEN

Investing and Avoiding Fraud for Older Americans

Hosted by Lanakila Multi Purpose Senior Center

Monday, May 9

10:30 am

Are you thinking about your future and wondering how to make your investments work for you for as long as possible?  If so, you’re not alone.  Americans are living longer and longer lives and old models of retirement planning are being sidelined as people seek opportunities to keep their money growing and working for them, even after they have retired. 

The Securities and Exchange Commission is the government entity that seeks to protect investors and maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets.  In this free presentation, participants will learn about what the Securities and Exchange Commission does to help consumers, explore strategies for smart investing as you age and planning for diminished capacity, and get tips for avoiding investment fraud.

Featured speaker: Carol Lally, Securities and Exchange Commission

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LEARN

Hawaii's Top Crimes Against Kupuna

Hosted by AARP HI

Friday, May 13

2:00 pm

Learn about current crimes and scams targeting older adults in Hawaii. Get tips on how to avoid becoming a criminal’s next victim.  Explore real life cases and gain understanding about who is committing these crimes (it’s probably someone you know) and the warning signs of these abuses.  This lecture will include real stories of victims from Hawaii who have lost their money, homes and even their freedom. 

Featured Speaker:   Scott Spallina is the Deputy Prosecutor for the City and County of Honolulu.  He heads the Elder Abuse Justice Unit (EAJU), which prosecutes all felony crimes where the victims are age 60 or older.

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LEARN

Career Changes to Take Care of Elders

Hosted by Saint Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii

Saturday, May 14

9:00 am

 

According to a 2011 National Health and Aging Trends Study, nearly 50%, or 18 million people in the United States had difficulty or received help with daily activities. As the aging trend continues and professional supportive care and nursing home costs increase, more families are faced with sharing the responsibility of taking care of elders who do not have the financial means to get outside care. This webinar by Cynthia Yamasaki is designed to help family caregivers who are faced with a career change in order to care for your elder. Participants who are active working adults will gain tips on how to adjust or change careers to take care of loved ones and avoid burn-out.

Presented by Cynthia M Yamasaki, Leadership and Life Coach, and Chief Energizing Officer & Founder, EEpath

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ENJOY

Movies for Grownups: A Man Called Ove

Hosted by AARP

Thursday, May 19

2:00 pm

 

Stepping from the pages of Fredrik Backman’s international best-selling novel, Ove is the quintessential angry old man next door. An isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse, who spends his days enforcing block association rules that only he cares about, and visiting his wife’s grave, Ove has given up on life. Enter a boisterous young family next door who accidentally flattens Ove’s mailbox while moving in and earning his special brand of ire. Yet from this inauspicious beginning an unlikely friendship forms and we come to understand Ove’s past happiness and heartbreaks. What emerges is a heartwarming tale of unreliable first impressions and the gentle reminder that life is sweeter when it’s shared.

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ENJOY

Movie Night: Identity Thief

Hosted by AARP HI

Friday, May 20

6:30 pm

 

"Identity Thief" starring Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy, Jon Favreau, Maggie Elizabeth Jones, and Amanda Peet.  A Denver businessman chases an Orlando thief who stole his identity and ruined his credit rating with a huge spending spree. When the local authorities refuse to arrest her, he heads to Orlando to personally capture her and deliver her to the police.

WARNING:  This movie is rated R and contains crude and sexual language and situations.  it may not be appropriate for all audiences.

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LEARN

Hazards of Hospitalization for Persons with Dementia

Hosted by Catholic Charities Hawaii

Tuesday, May 24

10:00 am

Hawaii geriatrician Dr. Kamal Masaki presents on hazards of hospitalizations for older patients, particularly those living with dementia.

Dr Masaki will cover:

  • Why older patients are more prone to complications in the hospital, particularly those with dementia

  • How to prevent these complications

  • Why bed rest is so detrimental

  • Susceptibility to adverse drug events

  • New models of care for better outcomes

  • How friends, family and caregivers can help

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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COOK

Movies For Grownups: The Book Keepers

Hosted by AARP

Thursday, May 26

2:00 pm

Determined to keep his late-wife’s dream alive, Dick Wall becomes the unlikely spokesperson for her debut memoir and embarks on an unexpected cross-country promotional tour. He's joined by his filmmaker son, who is torn between saving his mom's first book and his concern for how his dad is coping with their new reality. The journey challenges the pair to talk about loss, relationships, and the healing power of sharing stories.

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ENERGIZE

ZUMBA GOLD LIVE ON ZOOM

with Robin Bush

Mondays - 10:00 am

Tuesdays - 10:00 am

Starting May 11: Wednesdays (Gold & Toning) - 10:00 am 

Friday (Gold EZ) - 11:00 am

Sunday (Gold & Toning) -

11:00 am

Zumba Gold is perfect for active older adults who are looking for a modified Zumba® class that recreates original moves at a lower-intensity. It introduces easy-to-follow choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination.

Donations are very appreciated.

 

Please contact Robin Bush to receive Zoom link: pcrobin@gmail.com

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ENERGIZE

Chair Yoga

Hosted By Senior Planet

Tuesdays & Thursdays

7:30 - 8:30 am

Join us for this chair yoga class featuring poses and breath awareness. Verbal cues offered during class will help you develop better alignment and mind-body connection. Some movements will be done standing. This class is offered as part of the Team Senior Planet program.

Zoom Meeting Link:

https://seniorplanet.zoom.us/j/170361931

Meeting ID: 170 361 931

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LEARN

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) COMBO.  Includes 6 weeks of ESL classes + 6 weeks of English Conversation Group sessions 

(6-weeks) $65 BeST* / $80 General*

*non-refundable

ESL - Tuesdays, May 3, 10, 17,24, 31, & June 7

10:00 - 11:00 am

English Conversation Group - Thursdays, May 5, 12, 19, 26, June 2, 9

A weekly class with a lesson plan built around a topic. New vocabulary will be introduced as well as useful structures, such as ways to express an opinion. The focus is on giving you tools to improve your conversational skills.

 

Donna Prather is an experienced second language teacher. She has an M.A. in Second Language Studies from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa and has taught in junior high, high schools, pre-collegiate settings and in Adult Basic Education. This is her ninth year at WCC. 

Please register in advance in-person at the WCC office, by phone 808-923-1802 or email: jokimura@waikikicommunitycenter.org

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CONNECT

Waikiki Citizen Patrols with the Honolulu Police Department 

 

Tuesdays 

4:30pm Waikiki Baptist Church

6:00pm Eaton Square

 

Thursdays

4:30pm Banyan Tree by Duke Statue

6:00pm Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor (by Harbormaster's Office)

 

Get to know your neighbors during regular patrol walks.  Residents of all ages are welcome to a citizen patrol walk with HPD around the neighborhood.

For inquiries, contact District 6 Community Policing Team:

808-723-3349

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LEARN

Caregiving Perspectives and Profiles to Empower

Hosted by Senior Medicare Patrol

Thursdays,

April 14, May 12, June 9,

July 14,  August 11, September 8, October 13

10:00-11:30 am

April 14: STARTING WITH OUR STORIES: Volunteers from Hawaii State Health Insurance Information Assistance Program (SHIP), Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCOP) and SMP Hawaii along with other caregivers from the community will share their personal experiences.

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STRENGTHEN

Boxing Fundamentals

Hosted by Saint Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii

Fridays, May 6, 13, 20, 27

6:00 pm

Enjoy the health benefits of boxing by learning the basics with Coach Bill in the comfort of your own space. Join others virtually to practice punches, combinations, and footwork to improve your stamina, balance, agility, strength, and confidence. Participants can do this seated or standing. Work at your own pace but keep moving throughout the 30 minute session.


Bill Asing is a sports enthusiast and long time coach of youth and adults. He is a certified Kukkiwon 1st Dan with the World Taekwondo Federation and a Personal Safety Coach.

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LEARN

Lecture: Restaurants That Changed America

Hosted by AARP

Wednesday, May 18

12:30 pm

 

The history of our nation’s restaurants reflects nothing less than the history of America itself. In this fascinating talk, food historian and professor, Paul Freedman, will chart the birth of our first restaurant, Delmonico’s in New York, the rise of our love of Chinese food through San Francisco’s fabled The Mandarin, the richness of Italian food through Mamma Leone’s, the rise and fall of French haute cuisine through Henri Soulé’s Le Pavillon, and more, by using each restaurant to tell a wider story of race and class, immigration, and assimilation. He’ll even treat us to a scintillating history of the then-revolutionary Schrafft’s, a chain of convivial lunch spots that catered to women, and that bygone favorite, Howard Johnson’s, which pioneered on-the-road dining–only to be swept aside by McDonald’s.

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COOK

Fast, Healthy and Ono Cooking: Pressure Cooker -Indian Chicken Tikka Masala

Hosted by AARP HI

Thursday, May 19

5:00 pm

Chicken Tikka Masala is creamy, delicious, and filled with incredible flavors. It consists of chunks of marinated chicken in a creamy curry sauce served over rice. It can be made at home in one pan – or for extra tender chicken and a more flavor infused sauce, cook it in your electronic pressure cooker. This session will cover how to make your own spice blend and how to lower the calories in the dish by substituting light coconut milk or water.   Registrants will receive a copy of the recipe in their email confirmation.

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LEARN

Resolving Conflict without Blame

Hosted by Saint Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii

Saturday, May 21

9:00 am

 

Learn tips and techniques to manage the care of your loved ones without causing conflict or bitterness among family members. Learn some techniques that focus on the desires of the loved one. Establish agreements and rules that everyone can live by
 
Presenter: Katie Ranney, Programs Development Director, The Mediation Center of the Pacific

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LEARN

Parkinson's Up Close and Personal

Hosted by Saint Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii

Wednesday, May 25

5:00 pm

 

Learn about the characteristics of Parkinson's Disease, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments from a patient's viewpoint.  Persons with Parkinson's disease and their caregivers will benefit from hearing firsthand tips and techniques.
 
Presenter: Jerry Boster, President, Hawai`i Parkinsons Association

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