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]

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]

GRANDcares Youth Club

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailGRANDcares is excited to announce their new afterschool program for children 8-12 years old who are being raised by a grandparent.  It starts on April 5th & will run until May 17th, Thursdays 5:00-7:30 pm. It’s free to join & dinner is included.  Kindly refer to the attached flyer for details. For any inquiries, please[Read more]

Happy Chinese New Year 2018! Year of the Dog!

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail2018 will be the Year of the Dog according to the Chinese zodiac. The Year of the Dog, starts from February 16, 2018, and lasts until Sunday, Feb. 18, 2019. The Chinese zodiac moves in a 12-year cycle, and those born in 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, and 2018 are[Read more]

Got kids? Want More Ease and Connection?

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailAs a parent of now adult children, I know both the deep love and joy of the relationships with kids, and the anguish of the challenges.  Whether you are a parent, grandparent, teacher or caregiver, we want so much to support the kids in our lives AND we need support,[Read more]

“Check Your Pressure” during American Heart Month

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailHawaii Department of Health urges everyone to “Check Your Pressure” during American Heart Month  As part of this year’s American Heart Month in February, the Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) encourages everyone to have their blood pressure checked regularly to reduce their risk for heart attack, stroke and other[Read more]

Arbor Day 1,000 Hawaiian Tree Giveaway

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail14th Annual Arbor Day 1,000 Hawaiian Tree Giveaway Date & Time: Saturday, November 4th, from 9am-12pm Location: Maui Nui Botanical Gardens (150 Kanaloa Avenue in Kahului, Maui) Contact: 808-249-2798,, Admission Price: Free Parking, Free Admission, and a Free Hawaiian Tree! Maui Nui Botanical Gardens will host their 14th annual Arbor Day 1,000 Hawaiian Tree Giveaway on[Read more]

“Dine Out for Hospice Maui!” Tuesday, November 14

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailSupport Hospice Maui Hospice Maui provides hospice services to dying people and their families wherever they call home. Their work is to offer physical comfort and emotional and spiritual support for people who are terminally ill, while supporting and assisting their families, both before the death and while they[Read more]

Celebrating GRANDparents!

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailWhat is it about the grandparent–grandchild relationship that is so special? Mark your calendars for National Grandparents Day. Itʻs always the second Sunday in September, so this year it is September 10th! Many grandparents say it is a combination of things – fewer daily family and work demands, greater[Read more]