Favorite simple ways to increase happiness each day

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailSimple Ways to Increase Happiness Each Day Audrey Hepburn once said, “The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters.” If you think that’s easier said than done, consider the following ways to lighten your day and your life. Take[Read more]

Why is Lead a Problem?

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailThere is no safe level of lead.  Young children are at high risk for lead poisoning because their bodies are still developing and absorb more lead. Young children also like to play on the ground and tend to put their hands and other objects into their mouth, putting them[Read more]

Emergency Preparedness Information for Maui

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail Plan To Be Ready! Be prepared for anything!  The Mauiready.org website is here to help people in Maui County—residents and visitors—stay safe and informed. They put tools in your hands to help you prepare for emergencies. Please contact them if you have suggestions or questions.   Start Here!  Be Informed—about[Read more]

Prepare for Hurricane Season

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailMaui Electric Company geared up for hurricane season, urges customers to prepare. Maui Electric has been working to build more resilient island grids ahead of the 2019 Central Pacific hurricane season, which began June 1. Some examples of the company’s ongoing resilience work include: Continued upgrades of utility poles[Read more]

4th of July Safety

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailAs we look forward to celebrating Independence Day this Thursday, the Hawaii Red Cross offers the following tips to make the holiday enjoyable and safe around fireworks, in the water, and at gatherings like picnics and parties. Fireworks Safety The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a[Read more]

Haole Rot (A Common Fungal Infection)

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailHaole Rot or as they call it in the medical field Tinea Versicolor is a common skin fungal infection. It affects all ages and develops from sweat mixing with an overgrowth of yeast on the skin’s surface. Haole rot is usually more noticeable with sun exposure as all areas[Read more]

GRANDcares Free Summer Program

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailUniversity of Hawai’i GRANDcares Program Kicks Off Summer with the First Class of 2019 GRANDcares is set to begin their summer programs in early June! GRANDcares is a project of University of Hawaii Extension and offers classes and resources to grandparents raising their grandchildren.  The 7-week summer program begins[Read more]

Improve Your Relationships

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailEasyTalk is a powerful way to improve your relationships! Feeling frustrated or resigned in your relationships? With your co-parent, co-workers, children, or others? Communication skills are the strongest contributor to fulfilling relationships, and fulfilling relationships are the strongest contributor to long-term human happiness. Bruce Benner and James Tolley founded[Read more]


Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailProblems are known to have answers and if we look at all the elements, grading them for pros and cons, we assume we’ll come to a logical and analytical solution. So goes the thought of the left brain. The right brain takes a different approach. It looks at the[Read more]

The Slipper of the Future

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail“Slippers” are Hawaii’s everyday footwear. Others may call them sandals, or flip-flops, but they’re slippers to us: you “slip” them on and “slip” them off.  No hassle, just convenience. Since shoes aren’t worn in the house, slippers sit permanently outside every door, providing the easiest way to get out[Read more]

Bring Faraway Grandparents and Grandkids Closer

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailIn Maui, many grandparents and grandchildren are a flight away from one another. It may be a short interisland flight, a longer flight to the mainland, or even an international flight. No matter the distance, with a little bit of creativity and time, that beautiful intergenerational relationship can bloom.[Read more]

GRANDcares Free Classes

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailGRANDcares launches its free classes for grandparents raising grandchildren on October 11, 2018. The program runs for six weeks from 5-7:30 pm at UHMCC in the Community Services Building.  For the grandparents, classes include topics on resource finding, stress management, and dealing with difficult emotions. There are also classes[Read more]

Activating the Left and Right Hemispheres of the Brain

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailActivating the Left and Right Hemispheres of the Brain written by “Tani Toprakci, M.Ed” The activation of both the left and right hemispheres is engrained in our development. The act of crawling activates both sides of the brain through its inherent cross-body action. The right hemisphere of our brains[Read more]

Benefits of Gardening

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail Thanks to Mauiʻs year-round summer weather, gardening is a favorite outdoor activity for kupuna on Maui. Gardening enriches us physically, mentally and spiritually. Research even shows that gardening is one of the best exercises for maintaining bone health. This is especially important in later life when osteoporosis becomes[Read more]

Self Empathy Pause Button

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailDo you find that when you spend time with family, you regress to old behaviors? You are not alone. In this article, we will explore how Self Empathy can provide profound self-understanding and transform your behaviors and your relationship with self and others. Neither option is effective, yet our[Read more]

Kupuna Caregivers Program

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailHelping working caregivers pay for support services for older adults Working caregivers who pay for services to support their kupuna may now be eligible for financial help up to $70 per day to cover the costs of adult day care, chore services, home-delivered meals, homemaker services, personal care, respite,[Read more]