As we close in on a year of the pandemic, we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. This weekend we offer ways to help kūpuna get vaccinated, online guidance to learn more about your genealogy, and a recipe that will brighten your day.

Seabury Hall seniors Summer Wong and Kalaʻi Anderson help Peter Baldwin book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment while his wife Susie Baldwin looks on. They will hold their first Help Desk event in central Maui on March 6.

Help kūpuna get vaccinated

Walk-up registration and vaccination clinic
Friday, March 5 • 9 am – 12 pm and 1pm – 5pm
Kaiser Permanente
Azeka Shopping Center on South Kihei Road

Maui Health will also host a walk-up registration and vaccination clinic this Friday ONLY at the Kihei vaccine clinic site for qualified Phase 1B residents. The walk-up clinic will offer vaccine registration assistance and vaccinations for qualified Phase 1B kūpuna at the Kihei clinic location ONLY from 9 am – 12 pm and 1pm – 5pm. This is a one-day event only. It is first-come, first-served with the goal to help kūpuna who may not have access to a computer, or need assistance setting up an email and to vaccinate as many qualified kūpuna as possible.

Kūpuna Help Desk
Saturday, March 6 • 9am – 1pm  
J. Walter Cameron Center
95 Mahalani St, Wailuku
To book a Kūpuna Help Desk appointment call Seabury Hall at 572-7235 between 7:00 am-3:30 pm.

Maui Health, Maui County Office on Aging, and Seabury Hall are partnering to offer kūpuna 70 years old or older one-on-one help to book COVID vaccine appointments. Organizers are calling it the Kūpuna Help Desk which are staffed by Seabury Hall students who have been trained to book COVID vaccine appointments on VAMS, the federal Vaccine Administration Management System. All vaccine appointments will be scheduled for one of Maui Health’s vaccine clinic locations which currently include Maui Memorial Medical Center and their Kihei vaccine clinic located in the Kaiser Permanente Clinic in Azeka Shopping Center.

Dig into your families roots

How to Begin Finding Your Family Roots
Saturday, March 6th • 10:00 am – 11:00 am • Free

In this presentation, explore, research techniques, organizational tips, and basic resources to help start your search for your family history. Kylie Flood is the Hawaiian and Young Adult Collections Librarian at Nānākuli Public Library. Collection development, programming, displays, and community engagement are a large part of her kūleana at Nānākuli Public Library. She received her Master’s degree in Library Information Science at the University of Hawaʻi at Mānoa in 2016. Kylie attributes her success, resiliency, and industriousness to all her kūpuna who came before her and to the village of ʻohana and hoaloha who continue to guide her.

Make a berry delicious treat

In our Spring issue, Maja Liotta writes, “In many parts of the world, berries are the harbingers of spring! Not only are berries beautiful, but they contain a powerful punch of antioxidants (second-highest known in the plant kingdom, actually). Pomegranate juice (which contains the highest antioxidants) pairs well with chia seeds to create a fruit pudding that has the nutritional punch that moms can feel awesome about feeding to their kids!” Get the recipe.

For more events and things to do, check out our Event Calendar.