Kupuna Advice

An agent from SeniorAdvice.com, an industry-leading senior care organization dedicated to providing tools and essential resources to help enhance the lives of older adults of all walks of life has reached out to Nanawale to share this resource to our valuable Kupuna.


"We've published a dedicated page that provides extremely well detailed and thorough information for families and senior citizens who are researching available care options and programs that can help maintain their independence and quality of life. This free resource provides comprehensive information on topics like financial support and care options that are available in every city and state across the country.


You can read more about our work here: https://www.senioradvice.com/assisted-living"

Kupuna Resources

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Food Services For Our Kupuna

Available in Nanawale 

1. Every Friday at the Nanawale Longhouse (COH Feed The People)    11am to 1pm

    - Kupuna must register via-online every Monday at 3pm


2. Every Last Thursday of the MONTH at the Nanawale Longhouse (Kanaka Ha'aheo Food Pantry) 11am

- There is no registration required. First come, first served basis


Kupuna Curbside or Delivery Service


This is definitely a program our Kupuna could use. This program will enable kupuna, those with pre-existing health conditions, and others who would prefer not to go into the store, to pick up their groceries curbside at no cost. Or they can utilize the delivery option and the fee is approximately $20 per transaction. There is no minimum purchase to utilize both options for those using their EBT card.

For more information about this program, click here

Hilo Walmart (808) 961-9115

Currently Hilo Walmart participates in Delivery with a fee only. Unsure of the delivery radius. The program just started but who knows if they will include curbside pick up.

Senior Living

Guide to Senior Living in Hawaii

Located in the Pacific Ocean, approximately 2,000 miles from the coast of California, Hawaii is the only state outside of North America. Consisting of 137 islands spanning 1,500 miles, Hawaii is home to about 1.4 million people, and 18.4% are aged 65 or older. The elderly population in the state is growing at a rate of 3.6% per year, and predictions show that by 2045, one in four seniors in The Aloha State will be aged 85 or older.

The cost of living in Hawaii is relatively high compared to costs in many mainland states, so seniors in Hawaii can expect to pay care costs that are above the national average. For instance, in Hawaii, the average monthly cost of assisted living care is $4,375, which is $324 higher than the U.S. average. Seniors who need help covering senior living costs can find in-depth information on local, state and federal programs in this guide.

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