Upcoming Virtual Events

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

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STRENGTHEN

Big Moves! Monday

Hosted by Saint Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii

Mondays, 

October 3, 10, 17, 31

8:00 am - 9:00 am 

 

Designed for people with Parkinson's, this class helps you do more of what you want to do by challenging you physically and cognitively. This whole body, function-focused exercise class will push you to do more than you think in a fun, empowering and enriched environment. 

Instructor: Glen Higa, NASM-CPT (certified personal trainer) and certified PWR! Moves instructor (Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery). He was diagnosed in 2018 with Young Onset Parkinson's.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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STRENGTHEN

K-POP PILATES

with Robin Bush

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, October 4, 11, 18, 25

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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EXERCISE

Tripudio Movement System with Ellie

Hosted by Saint Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii

Thursdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27

11:00 am - Noon

 

Tripudio which means "to leap or dance with joy " is a gentle but effective movement system that can be done standing or sitting but focuses on the lymphatic & fascial system combined with principles from manual lymphatic drainage. It is gentle so avoiding fatigue and overexertion of the venous system. It is suitable for both men and women of all ages and abilities. The exercises and movements are to music with an emphasis on lymphatic flow, the class is designed for rehabilitation or those wanting a gentle workout. All done standing or seated.

Instructor: Louise Tanswell, Massage Therapist, and Nationally Certified Lymphedema Therapist; Founder/President, Lymphedema Solutions LLC and Lymphacare Hawaii  

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LEARN

ESL Conversation Group

Thursdays, September 8, 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13

10:00 - 11:00 am HST

(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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ENJOY

Cooking Class: The Flavors of Fall

AARP

Monday, October 3

1:00 pm

April Dodd from the Milk Street Cooking School will demonstrate how to make an elegant wintry dish – roasted acorn squash with brown butter-orange sauce -- that is simple enough to whip up on a weeknight and luxurious enough to serve to company. We’ll caramelize acorn squash and finish it with a unique sauce of browned butter, orange juice and white wine vinegar. You’ll hear why those bright, acidic ingredients are key to balance out the sweetness of winter squash, and why we love to finish a dish like this with crunchy roasted pistachios and a generous handful of fresh parsley. If the idea of breaking down a winter squash makes you feel nervous, don’t worry: we’ll explore the knife skills you need to get dinner on the table with all ten fingers intact. April will also share ideas about other dishes that would be a perfect match for this delectable brown butter sauce and inspiration for how to serve it.

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EXPLORE

Your Home: The Joy of Getting Organized

AARP

Tuesday, October 11
12:30 pm

As we move into autumn, it’s time to make space for the busy holiday season ahead. Whether you’re getting ready to host your loved ones, looking for a tidier space to relax or preparing to let go of past memories, this panel discussion will leave you feeling empowered to create or refresh your dream space. Join professionals Patty Morrissey, MSW, Pia Thompson, and Tidy Godmother for an enlightening conversation focused on the KonMari Method. They will share their knowledge and experience in organization and tidying and discuss practical steps to help you declutter according to the method’s key guidelines: 

  • Commit yourself to the process 

  • Envision your desired lifestyle 

  • Follow through with discarding 

  • Tidy by category instead of area 

  • Keep true to the method 

  • Keep only what fulfills you 

They will be answering your questions live, so come prepared with all of your organizational dilemmas! 

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LEARN

Medical Decision Making, Power of Attorneys, Trusts, and Wills

Hosted by Saint Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii

Thursday, October 13
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Explore the topic of medical decision making for incapacitated persons. Discuss legal tools available to help manage an incapacitated person's assets, and how to avoid probate.

Presented by: Kristin Lambert Bryant, Attorney in private practice. An advisor and mentor for the Elder Law Clinic at the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law. A volunteer attorney for the University of Hawaii Elder Law Program. A volunteer senior mediator at the Mediaton Center of the Pacific. 

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LEARN

Food and Drink: America’s Halloween History

Hosted by AARP

Tuesday, October 18

12:30 pm

Did you know that Halloween didn’t become a children’s holiday until the 1950s? This fun and ghostly presentation will look at how Americans have celebrated the holiday from the 1800s through the 20th century. Together, we’ll explore the stories behind Halloween treats like candy corn and some of our favorite Halloween games like bobbing for apples.

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LEARN

Movies for Grownups: 'Three Minutes: A Lengthening'

Hosted by AARP

Thursday, October 20

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

So long as we are watching history, history is not over. Three Minutes: A Lengthening is the story of three minutes of film footage — a home movie shot by David Kurtz in 1938, and the only moving images remaining of the Jewish inhabitants of Nasielsk, Poland, before the Holocaust. This thought-provoking documentary explores the human stories hidden within the celluloid. 

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STRENGTHEN

Health and Wellness: A Stretch and Self-Massage Class

Hosted by AARP

Tuesday, October 25
12:30 pm

Sun Katayama will lead a 45-minute full-body stretch and self-massage class designed to integrate mind, body and spirit. Sun will lead attendees through light stretches and a practice of pointed self-massage techniques from head to toe, holding space to relieve aches and pains and reconnect with your sacred temple. He will begin by targeting the head, neck, shoulders, arms and hands, then gently move throughout the body to reach the back, hips, knees, legs and feet.  

This is an all-abilities class and does not require any exercise equipment. Please consult your physician before beginning any new exercise regimen. 

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STRENGHTEN

Easy to Follow Tai Chi

Hosted By Senior Planet

Mondays & Wednesdays

8:00 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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ENERGIZE

Chair Yoga

Hosted By Senior Planet

Tuesdays & Thursdays

6:00 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,

September 6, 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11

10:00 - 11:00 am HST

English Conversation Group - Thursdays, September 8, 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13

10:00 - 11:00 am HST

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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STRENGTHEN

Boxing Fundamentals

Hosted by Saint Francis Healthcare 

Fridays in September 

6:00 pm - 6:45 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 45-minute session.

Instructor: Bill Asing, certified Kukkiwon 1st Dan with the World Taekwondo Federation and a Personal Safety Coach

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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LEARN

Virtual Workshop Offers Forgiveness and Mindfulness Tools to Individuals with Memory Loss and Their Caregivers
Hosted by Saint Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii
Every Saturday, August 27 through October 8, 2022
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Virtual 7-Week Workshop on Zoom

St. Francis Healthcare System is offering a new seven-week virtual workshop to remind families living with memory loss that they do not have to walk this path alone. Positivity and kindness for both you and your loved one are possible! The free workshop will be held every Saturday beginning August 27 between 1:30 PM and 3:00 PM.

For more information or to register, please contact Kaui Asing at (808) 547-8092 or kasing@stfrancishawaii.org.

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LEARN

Medicare Basics

Hosted by Saint Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii

Wednesday, October 5
9:00 am - 10:30 am

Learn about Medicare, what it covers and does not cover, timelines, how to avoid penalties and how to choose a plan that’s right for you or your loved ones.

Presented by Mark Faildo, Premier Benefit Consultant – representing Medicare approved Advantage/Supplement insurance policies.

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ENJOY

Movies for Grownups: The Color of Medicine: The Story of Homer G. Phillips Hospital

AARP

Wednesday, October 12
2:00 pm

This is the story of the rise and fall of what would become the number one African-American hospital in the world. Located in St. Louis, Missouri, Homer G. Phillips Hospital provided state-of-the-art medical training to over two-thirds of all African-American physicians and nurses in the U.S. and abroad from 1937 to 1979. While its founder was mysteriously murdered, the hospital in his name thrived during the most turbulent of segregated times, allowing many people of color to achieve greatness for the benefit of humankind.

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ENJOY

Healthy On-the-go Bento

Hosted by Blue Zones Project Hawaii

Wednesday, October 19
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us in a series of Healthy Teens Hawaii cooking demonstrations with Punahou School student, Kai Teranishi-Guay. In this Healthy On-the-Go Bento session you will learn how to assemble and prepare an Asian-inspired bento with brown rice, tofu, and a few tasty sides like olena takuan, spinach gomae, and teriyaki-style carrots.

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LEARN

Facial Pain: Causes, Concerns, Diagnosis and Treatments

Hosted by Saint Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii

Wednesday, October 19
5:00 pm

Learn common causes of facial pain, identifying triggers, when to see a doctor, treatments, and self-care tips.

Presenter: Chris Larrinaga, MSN, APRN, Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience

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ENJOY

It's All About Almond Butter Cooking Demonstration

Hosted by Blue Zones Project Hawaii

Monday, October 24
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us in a series of Healthy Teens Hawaii cooking demonstrations with Punahou Student, Kai Teranishi-Guay. In this All About Almond Butter session you will learn how to make your own homemade, roasted, almond butter and how to create a tasty Almond Butter Toast and Almond Butter Energy Bites.

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LEARN

“What Did You Say?” A Conversation About Hearing Loss

Hosted by AARP

Thursday, October 27
12:30 pm

Hear from Frank Lin, M.D., and Nicholas Reed, AuD, leaders in the field of hearing health and authors of the new AARP book ”Hearing Loss for Dummies,” and get your questions answered. You’ll find out how common and normal hearing loss is as we age and what steps you can take to address it, including by relying on the new over-the-counter or traditional hearing aids. 

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ENERGIZE

ZUMBA GOLD LIVE ON ZOOM

with Robin Bush

Mondays - 10:00 am

Tuesdays - 10:00 am

 

Wednesdays (Gold & Toning) - 10:00 am 

Friday (Gold EZ) - 10:00 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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STRENGTHEN

Barre

Hosted by Senior Planet

Tuesdays & Fridays

8:30 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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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 more information, please contact Officer Ryan Yamamoto at 808-723-3349 or ryan.yamamoto@honolulu.gov

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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

JULY 14: JOIN US FOR SMP HAWAII ANNUAL VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION AND TRAINING EVENT--
DETAILS TBA

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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LEARN

Core Retirement Decisions: What Kamaaina Need to Know

Hosted by Saint Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii

Wednesday, October 5
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

A successful retirement planning program must go beyond providing just facts and figures. Learn practical advice for improving the retirement decision process to help our kamaʻāina make good decisions. In this session, we’ll also discuss ways to build a strong foundation for retirement security by considering the importance of proper savings and investing, as well as guaranteed lifetime income decisions. One risk we must take off the table is ‘longevity risk’. We’ll discuss this risk and much more.

Presenter: Garrett Wheeler, Financial Advisor, Prudential Advisors

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ENJOY

Hummus & Chai Afternoon Snack

Hosted by Blue Zones Project Hawaii

Wednesday, October 12
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us in a series of Healthy Teens Hawaii cooking demonstrations with Punahou School student, Kai Teranishi-Guay. In this Afternoon Snack session you will learn how to make Homemade Hummus and Veggies paired with a refreshing Chai Latte.

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LEARN

Understanding Hawai`i's Long Term Care Options

Hosted by Saint Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii

Saturday, October 15
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Learn about the various long-term care options available for Hawai`i’s families and the role of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman program in protecting the health, safety, welfare, and rights of long-term care residents. The program also seeks and trains volunteers for the important advocacy work that is needed.

Presenter: John McDermott, Long Term Care Ombudsman, LSW, ACSW, M.Div.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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LEARN

Lymphedema and Benefits of Tripudio

Hosted by Saint Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii

Thursday, October 20
9:30 am - 11:00 am

Learn about the debilitating disease called lymphedema (LE) and how it can be effectively managed. An overview and sample of Tripudio Movement System (TMS) will also be covered. TMS was created for those suffering from LE, but everyone can benefit from the dance forms set to fun music.

Presenter: Louise Tanswell, RN, Massage Therapist, and Nationally Certified Lymphedema Therapist

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STRENGTHEN

BONE-ified Talk: A workshop on osteoporosis

Hosted by Blue Zones Project Hawaii & HMSA

Tuesday, October 25
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

or

Thursday, October 27

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue. Frail bones can break and results can range from discomfort to disability. This workshop will pro- vide you with a better understanding of your bones and how to keep them strong and fracture-free!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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ENJOY

Storyteller Halloween Special

Hosted by UH SCEP

Saturday, October 29
6:00 pm

Don't Miss The Halloween Special! 

Featuring local storytelling masters, Alton Chung, Kathy Collins, and Jeff Gere, our Halloween Special will showcase spooky stories fit for the whole family! 

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