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Ki Workshop for a Healthy Life at Salt Lake-Moanalua Library

Ki Workshop for a Healthy Life at Salt Lake-Moanalua Library

“Ki: Mind and Body Coordination,” a free workshop, will be presented at Salt Lake-Moanalua Public Library on Wednesday, September 11 at 5:30 p.m. in the Magazine Room.

Sensei Frank Fujishige, an instructor for the Lanakila Ki Aikido Club, will conduct this one-hour workshop for ages 12 and older.  Fujishige, who has more than 40 years of aikido experience, will discuss and demonstrate how to harness and use the Ki (Japanese word meaning “Life Force”) of the universe. 

Participants will learn how to coordinate the mind and body to improve stability and balance in everyday life.  In addition, Fujishige will teach participants how to manage stress through Ki.  Participants should wear comfortable clothing and no jewelry.      

Contact the Library two weeks in advance if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed.

Graham Builders Hosts Free "Building Your Home for Life" Seminar

Graham Builders Hosts Free "Building Your Home for Life" Seminar

WHERE:               Honolulu Country Club

                                1690 Ala Puumalu Street

WHEN:                 Saturday, August 24

                                9 – 11 a.m.

Geobunga hosts free Pizza Garden Workshop, August 17

Geobunga hosts free Pizza Garden Workshop, August 17

WHAT:                   

Fun for the entire family! Geobunga will host a free Pizza Garden workshop for those interested in learning how simple it is to grow fresh herbs and vegetables at home. All the most delicious, pesticide-free ingredients for homemade pizza can be grown in your own backyard or on your lanai. Kids will want to eat their veggies after attending this workshop!

 

WHEN:                   

Saturday, August 17 at 9 a.m. & 2 p.m.

 

City hosts emergency preparedness event

City hosts emergency preparedness event

The message is to be “Ready 2 React.”

Department of Emergency Management teamed up with over 25 City, State, Federal and other agencies to host an emergency preparedness event for the public at Pearlridge Center today.

“We can literally reach tens of thousands of residents with a unified message of be prepared, have a plan, get a kit, and think about how you’re going to get through the next disaster,” Department of Emergency Management Public Information Officer John Cummings III said.

One of the agencies on hand was the Honolulu Fire Department. They displayed one of their trucks and other tools so the keiki could get a firsthand look at what they do.

“Since we’re located next to Toys R’ Us, I think the parents are coming by…which is a good thing,” HFD Capt. Carl Chagami said. We really want to reach the kids and let them know what’s out there for them.”

And one of those kids who got to sit in the driver’s seat was six year old Luke Moniz.

American Red Cross – Hawaii State Chapter receives $15,000 from the Island Insurance Foundation

American Red Cross – Hawaii State Chapter receives $15,000 from the Island Insurance Foundation

The Island Insurance Foundation donated $15,000 to the American Red Cross Hawaii State Chapter in support of the organization’s programs and services which include: Disaster Relief, Safety Training, Military (Service to the Armed Forces), International Services, Red Cross First Aid Stations and Community Events and presentations.

“We are very grateful to Island Insurance for their compassion and support. Their generosity will help us save lives and give hope to those in need throughout the State. We cannot thank them enough for their wonderful contribution to the cause of humanity,” said Coralie Matayoshi, CEO of the American Red Cross, Hawaii State Chapter.

Fighting Financial Abuse

Fighting Financial Abuse

The frustrations of financial abuse for the elderly received help from the Governor today.

Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed Senate Bill 102 to amend a section in the Hawai`i Revised Statutes relating to the reporting of elderly financial abuse. The most significant change is for financial institutions to report possible abuse to state human services as well as county police. The original statute required reports only to human services. Immediately after receiving a report, police must begin a criminal investigation.

"It's gonna fill a gap that's really needed," Honolulu Police Department Lieutenant John McCarthy said. "We're seeing an explosion in elder financial fraud cases. It's really sad because these people lose real dollars. There's no one to replace it. There's nowhere to replace it. We have to get out to these complaints immediately to try and track the money and save or recover what's there."

"WE'RE SEEING IT EVERYWHERE"

Promises for preschool

Promises for preschool

Governor Neil Abercrombie signed a bill today supporting early childhood education in Hawai`i.

Senate Bill 1093 calls for a Preschool Open Doors Program that will provide keiki with resources that will help them with emotional, social, linguistic, cognitive and physical development. The measure will set aside $1.16 million for the next two fiscal years to create three temporary positions and services for program implementation. Additionally $6.4 million will be used to subsidize 900 children to attend preschool for the 2014-2015 fiscal year. The money will be made available from the State Department of Human Services.

“That’s not enough – but that’s alright,” Abercrombie said referring to 900 kids. “That’s not a complaint. It’s a promise.