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OPERATIONS DIRECTOR: Roann Okamura

ADDRESS: Kamana Senior Center, 127 Kamana Street, Hilo, HI 96720 - MapKamana Senior Center

PHONE: (808) 961-8708

FAX: (808) 961-8921

TTY: (808) 961-8025

EMAIL: elderly@co.hawaii.hi.us

DESCRIPTION: The Elderly Activities Division’s (EAD) Administration oversees six programs: RSVP, Coordinated Services for the Elderly, Senior Training & Employment Program, Hawai`i County Nutrition Program, Elderly Recreation Services/Special Programs. The Division provides comprehensive and coordinated services for older individuals, which promote maximum independence, optimum health, personal dignity and self-enrichment. EAD staff offers older adults 55 years and older many educational and recreational choices, various opportunities and services to enhance their quality of life, such as employment, volunteer opportunities, transportation, escort, information and assistance, in-home services (chore, personal care), recreational activities, congregate meals and home-delivered meals and islandwide, statewide, national and international activities (Kupuna Hula, bowling, softball, health fair, etc.).

 

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Coordinated Services for the Elderly (CSE)

Our Coordinated Services Program offers senior citizens 60 years and older a wide variety of services. One phone call to our office is your direct linkage to services and information available in Hawai`i County, such as: Determining your particular needs; Making referrals to appropriate resource agencies or providing assistance to follow-up on your particular needs; Providing you with information about programs and services; Issuing the County Senior Citizen ID card which offers discounts from various business establishments; and Providing you with other key services, such as in­-home chore (which includes light housekeeping, laundry, meal planning, cooking, shopping assistance, personal care, running errands, escort, etc.), transportation, friendly visiting, letter reading/writing, translating/interpreting, counseling, financial affairs, housing assistance, client advocacy and outreach activities.

Coran Kitaoka, Elderly Activities Operations Assistant Director
Coordinated Services for the Elderly
West Hawai`i Civic Center, Building B
74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Hwy, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 - Map
Phone: (808) 323-4320
Fax: (808) 327-3666
TTY: (808) 961-8025
Email: ead2@co.hawaii.hi.us

East Hawai`i
Christine Namahoe-Loo, Program Director III, East Hawai`i

Coordinated Services for the Elderly
1055 Kino`ole Street, Suite 106, Hilo, HI 96720 - MapADRC Building
Phone: (808) 961-8777
Fax: (808) 961-8704
TTY: (808) 961-8025
Email: csehilo@co.hawaii.hi.us

South Hilo
Cynthia “Leihua” Malani, Community Service Program Assistant
Coordinated Services for the Elderly
1055 Kino`ole Street, Suite 106, Hilo, HI 96720 - Map
Phone: (808) 961-8777
Fax: (808) 961-8704
TTY: (808) 961-8025
Email: csehilo@co.hawaii.hi.us

North Hilo
Karen Kotaki, Community Service Program AssistantPapaaloa Hawai`i Housing
Coordinated Services for the Elderly
Papa`aloa Hawai`i Housing
35-1981 Papa`aloa Elderly Housing Complex, Old Mamalahoa Hwy, Papa`aloa, HI 96780 - Map
Mailing address: P. O. Box 215, Papa`aloa, HI 96780
Phone: (808) 962-2101
Fax: (808) 962-2106
TTY: (808) 961-8025
Email: csenhilo@co.hawaii.hi.us

Puna
Linda Eblacas, Community Service Program Assistant
Kea`au Community Center
Coordinated Services for the Elderly
Kea`au Community Center
16-186 Pili Mua Street, Kea`au, HI 96749 - Map
Mailing address: P. O. Box 337, Kea`au, HI 96749
Phone: (808) 966-5800
Fax: (808) 966-5811
TTY: (808) 961-8025
Email: csepuna@co.hawaii.hi.us

Pahoa
Linda Eblacas, Community Service Program Assistant
Coordinated Services for the Elderly
Pahoa Senior Center
15-3016 Kauhale Street, Pahoa, HI 96778 - Map
Mailing address: P. O. Box 337, Kea`au, HI 96749
Phone: (808) 965-2705
Fax: (808) 966-5811
TTY: (808) 961-8025
Email: csepuna@co.hawaii.hi.us

Ka`u
Terry Saito, Community Service Program Assistant
Coordinated Services for the ElderlyPahala Hawai`i Housing Center
Pahala Hawai`i Housing Center
96-1169 Holei Street, Pahala, HI 96777 - Map
Phone: (808) 928-3100
Fax: (808) 928-3107
TTY: (808) 961-8025
Email: csepahala@co.hawaii.hi.us

Na`alehu
Terry Saito, Community Service Program Assistant
Coordinated Services for the ElderlyNa`alehu Community Center
Na`alehu Community Center
95-5635 Mamalahoa Hwy, Na`alehu, HI 96772 - Map
Mailing address: P. O. Box 705, Na`alehu, HI 96772
Phone: (808) 939-2504
TTY: (808) 961-8025
Email: csepahala@co.hawaii.hi.us

West Hawai`i
Fran Takamiyashiro, Program Director III, West Hawai`i
Coordinated Services for the Elderly
West Hawai`i Civic Center, Building BWest Hawai`i Civic Center
74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Hwy, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 - Map
Phone: (808) 323-4320
Fax: (808) 327-3666
TTY: (808) 961-8025
Email: ftakamiyashiro@co.hawaii.hi.us

Kona
Junie-Ann Kamoku, Community Service Program Assistant
Coordinated Services for the Elderly
West Hawai`i Civic Center, Building B
74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Hwy, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 - Map
Phone: (808) 323-4320
Fax: (808) 327-3666
TTY: (808) 961-8025
Email: csekona@co.hawaii.hi.us

Hamakua
Lorrie Akina, Community Service Program Assistant
Coordinated Services for the ElderlyHau`oli Senior Center
Hau`oli Senior Center
45-540 Koniaka Place, Honoka`a, HI 96727
Mailing address: P. O. Box 768, Honoka`a, HI 96727
Phone: (808) 775-7503
Fax: (808) 775-7508
TTY: (808) 961-8025
Email: csehamakua@co.hawaii.hi.us

Waimea
Darryl Noda, Community Service Program Assistant
Coordinated Services for the ElderlyLily Yoshimatsu Senior Center
Lily Yoshimatsu Senior Center
67-1199 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kamuela, HI 96743
Mailing address: P. O. Box 2671, Kamuela, HI 96743 - Map
Phone: (808) 887-3008
Fax: (808) 887-3029
TTY: (808) 961-8025
Email: csewaimea@co.hawaii.hi.us

Kohala
Jodie Torres, Community Service Program Assistant
Coordinated Services for the Elderly
(the Old Bank of Hawai`i Building)
54-3888 Akoni Pule Hwy, Kohala, HI 96755 - Map
Mailing address: P. O. Box 1218, Kapa`au, HI 96755
Phone: (808) 889-6502
Fax: (808) 889-6510
TTY: (808) 961-8025
Email: csekohala@co.hawaii.hi.us

 

Title VI Notice


Elderly Recreation Services (ERS)

Sports, recreation, and leisure time activities, as well as, educational and health-related activities are an integral part of the division’s many services offered through the Elderly Recreation Services (ERS) program. Minimum age for participation is 55. Activities provided by the ERS staff include socialization and recreation at 24 senior centers established around the Big Island. In addition to these center programs, an exciting “learning center” concept has been established with special classes being offered at different facilities located in every major district of the County. Classes range in interest from karaoke, line dance, photography, to ukulele, sewing and hula.

Iris Higa, Program Director IV
Kamana Senior CenterKamana Community Center
127 Kamana Street, Room 1, Hilo, HI 96720 - Map
Phone: (808) 961-8710
Fax: (808) 961-8921
TTY: (808) 961-8025
Email: ers@co.hawaii.hi.us

North/South Hilo
Randell Kokubun, Program Director II
Kamana Senior Center
127 Kamana Street, Room 1, Hilo, HI 96720 - Map
Mailing address: 127 Kamana Street, Room 6, Hilo, HI 96720
Phone: (808) 961-8710
Fax: (808) 961-8921
TTY: (808) 961-8025
Email: rkokubun@co.hawaii.hi.us

Puna/Ka`u

Margaret Yafuso, Program Director II

Kea`au Community CenterKea`au Community Center
16-186 Pili Mua Street, Kea`au, HI 96749 - Map
Mailing address: 127 Kamana Street, Room 1, Hilo, HI 96720
Phone: (808) 966-5801
Fax: (808) 966-5801
TTY: (808) 961-8025
Email: eadkeaau@co.hawaii.hi.us

Kona
Kelly Hudik, Program Director II
West Hawai`i Civic Center, Building B
74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Hwy, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 - Map
Phone: (808) 323-4340
Fax: (808) 327-3666
TTY: (808) 961-8025
Email: khudik@co.hawaii.hi.us


Hawai`i County Nutrition Program (HCNP)

Nutritious, low cost lunches are available to older individuals (aged 60 and older) through two services: Congregate Dining and Meals on Wheels.

Congregate Dining: Sites are located in all nine districts, providing lunches along with a variety of activities that may include fitness classes, nutrition education, guest speakers, outings, and recreational activities.

Meals on Wheels: Modified lunches (lower in sodium and sugars) are delivered to the homes of older individuals who are homebound due to illness or injury.

Call the Nutrition Program office for more information on specific sites at (808) 961-8726.
N/S Hilo:
Aunty Sally’s Lu`au Hale, Pepe`ekeo Senior Housing, Papa`aloa Gym
Puna: Kea`au Senior Housing, Pahoa Senior Center
Ka`u: Pahala Senior Housing, Na`alehu Community Center, St. Jude Episcopal Church in Ocean View
N/S Kona: Hualalai Senior Housing, Kealakekua Senior Housing, Holualoa Imin Center
N/S Kohala: Old Kohala Courthouse, Lily Yoshimatsu Senior Center
Hamakua: Honoka`a Senior Housing, Pa`auilo Gym

Joan Kawakone, Program Director IV
1055 Kino`ole Street, Suite 102, Hilo, HI 96720
Phone: (808) 961-8726
Fax: (808) 961-8709
TTY: (808) 961-8025
Email: nutritionprogram@co.hawaii.hi.us

Carla Carpenter-Kabalis as the Community Service Program Assistant II
1055 Kino`ole Street, Suite 102, Hilo, HI 96720
Phone: (808) 961-8726
Fax: (808) 961-8709
TTY: (808) 961-8025


Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

If you’re concerned about serving the community during your retirement years, we’re sure our RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteers Program) staff can be of assistance. To be a volunteer, one must be 55 years or older and possess a genuine desire to serve. Volunteers perform without pay, but in some cases are provided meals or mileage reimbursements.

Pre-schools, hospitals, nutrition sites and public/private nonprofit agencies are centers where senior volunteers can be assigned special roles. RSVP’s underlying theme is, “You’ve learned a lot in your 55 years, how about sharing it with someone?”

Kaui Paleka-Kama, Program Director IV
127 Kamana Street, Room 5, Hilo, HI 96720 - Map
Phone: (808) 961-8730
Fax: (808) 961-8921
TTY: (808) 961-8025
Email: rsvp@co.hawaii.hi.us

East Hawai`i
Kathleen Azevedo, Community Service Program Assistant

127 Kamana Street, Room 5, Hilo, HI 96720 - Map
Phone: (808) 961-8730
Fax: (808) 961-8921
TTY: (808) 961-8025

West Hawai`i
Mark White, Community Service Program Assistant

West Hawai`i Civic Center, Building B
74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Hwy, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 - Map
Phone: (808) 323-4333
Fax: (808) 327-3666
TTY: (808) 961-8025
Email: mwhite@co.hawaii.hi.us


Senior Training & Employment Program (STEP)

The Senior Training & Employment Program (STEP) is a work-training program for low-income persons age 55 and older. Those who qualify may receive paid, temporary assignments where they develop the skills, experience and confidence to find a permanent job outside of STEP.

Clyde Yoshida, Program Director IV
1055 Kino`ole Street, Suite 107, Hilo, HI 96720 - Map
Phone: (808) 961-8750
Fax: (808) 961-8752
TTY: (808) 961-8025
Email: senioremployment@co.hawaii.hi.us


Special Programs (See Elderly Recreation Services)

The Special Programs staff provides individuals 55 years and older with a variety of recreational, sporting, health, performing arts and other special activities on an island­wide, state, national and international level. Special annual events include: State Bowling Tournament, Kupuna Games, Senior Olympics, Golf Tournament, County and State Softball Tournaments, Kupuna Hula Festival, Health Fair and other special interest programs.

Vacant, Program Director III
West Hawai`i Civic Center, Building B
74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Hwy, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 - Map
Phone: (808) 323-4340
Fax: (808) 327-3666
TTY: (808) 961-8025