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| | Jul 18 2017 - 12:40am | Comments

HB 607 (Act 102) became law this month, appropriating $600,000 to the Executive Office on Aging to establish the Kupuna Caregivers Program. The goal of the program is to assist qualified caregivers in obtaining care for their care recipients while remaining in the workforce, provided certain criteria are met.

  1. | Posted: Oct 4 2016 - 12:05am

    Bet you all think I am going to “rant” about the Presidential debate. Nope, wrong! We’re beginning today with the business of today: A little girl named Suzy was standing on the sidewalk in front of her home with a basket by her feet. In her hand was a sign: “Free Kittens!” Suddenly a black limo stops by the curb and a tall grinning man gets out. “Hi there, little girl. I’m Donald Trump. What do you have in that basket?” he asked. “Cute little kittens!” little Suzy replied. “How old are they?” Trump asks. Suzy replies, “They’re so young their eyes aren’t even open yet.” “And what kind of kittens are they?” “Republicans,” answered Suzy with a smile. Trump naturally was delighted. He returned to his limo and called his PR chief and told him about the little girl and the kittens. Recognizing the perfect photo-op, the two men agreed that Trump should return the next day with the full media! So, the next day Suzy was standing on the sidewalk with her basket and sign: “Free Kittens!” Suddenly another motorcade pulled up, followed by vans from ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX and CNN. After cameras and audio equipment were set up, Trump walked over to Suzy. “Hello again,” he said. “I’d love it if you would tell all my friends out there what kind of kittens you’re giving away.” “Yes sir,” Suzy said, “They’re Democrats!” Taken by surprise, Trump stammered, “But … but yesterday, you said they were Republicans!” Little Suzy smiled and said, “I know, but today, they have their eyes open!” …no better rant!

  2. | Posted: Sep 27 2016 - 5:33am

    Guess many of you are still struggling with a decision about who you’ll vote for, yes, for what else but President? Let me make it easy for you: Take a favorite old antique coin and just flip it! If it lands on “heads,” well that is obvious. Who has the craziest hairdos on his head? Now, if it lands on tails, is that really “tails” or “tales?” Guess we know who has told some of the best tales. OK, friends, your work is cut out for you. If you don’t like the first flip, then you do best two out of three! Best of luck to you and have some “calming juice” very close by, or some LOLs will work!

  3. | Posted: Sep 23 2016 - 12:06am

    The Solar System is coming back to Waimea on Oct. 29.

  4. | Posted: Sep 20 2016 - 12:05am

    Aloha my friends … OK, let’s get the political stuff out of the way! A man is sitting in a surgeon’s office across the desk from him. The surgeon says, “This surgery could substantially extend your life, so you may want to wait to make your final decision until after the election!” Now, is that good advice or not?

  5. | Posted: Sep 16 2016 - 12:05am

    Put A Plant Slant On Your Plate

  6. | Posted: Sep 13 2016 - 12:06am

    Getting a quick look at way too many e-mails this morning, one of them just grabbed my attention: “Fat-Burning Chocolate Recipe.” Oh yes, that was a real “come-on.” So, if my column is a bit late it is because I am busy in the kitchen creating what sounds like a real scam! I’ll let you know next week if it is working. Now on to my business of the day … LOLs!

  7. | Posted: Sep 9 2016 - 12:05am

    Love and marriage. Try to separate them; it’s an illusion. Frank Sinatra first sang these profound words in 1955 and their meaning rings truer than ever when one partner in a marriage requires care. When it comes to the point that they can no longer contribute to the health of the relationship like they used to, the binding gel that keeps the relationship strong comes from a solid foundation of love. If you are a spousal caregiver, this scenario may feel uniquely yours, yet it is more common that you may realize.

  8. | Posted: Aug 30 2016 - 12:06am

    Rants? Of course! Trump continues to refuse to release his tax returns and the IRS doesn’t care. What is he trying to hide? Tyra Banks will be teaching a spring course at Stanford Business School on building your personal brand! (D. Trump was too busy.) And I bet you didn’t know she has an MBA from Harvard Business School! One more rant? Burkini backlash? Will it keep France French? Enough said, and on to your therapy!

  9. | Posted: Aug 26 2016 - 12:06am

    In July, the Outer Solar System Origins Survey (OSSOS) team announced the discovery of new dwarf planet orbiting the Kuiper Belt. The new object is roughly 450 miles in size and has one of the largest orbits for a dwarf planet. It was discovered using Canada France Hawaii Telescope and given the name 2015 RR245 by the International Astronomical Union’s Minor Planet Center.

  10. | Posted: Aug 23 2016 - 12:06am

    Too much Olympics? Never! Too much Trump? Getting mighty close. I am just so thankful for the Olympics pushing Trump off the front pages and newscasts at least for a little time! Big breath … bigger sigh. Now for the LOLs we all need!

  11. | Posted: Aug 22 2016 - 12:05am

    When China’s top securities regulator said recently that it plans to delist Dandong Xintai Electric Co. for falsifying initial public offering documents, it didn’t grab many headlines. But it suggested some far-reaching changes may be afoot.

  12. | Posted: Aug 19 2016 - 12:05am

    Find Your Purpose, And Live A Longer & Healthier Life

  13. | Posted: Aug 16 2016 - 12:06am

    Hope you all are sitting down, ‘cause today you will fall over with LOLs. So, let’s getting started!

  14. | Posted: Aug 12 2016 - 12:06am

    It has been said that one secret of aging well is having the ability to let go and accept the changes that life inevitably brings. The longer that I have worked in the gerontology field, the more I have born witness to this wisdom. Older adults who find a positive spin on even the saddest of memories are those who tend to participate more fully in every day, to the best of their ability.

  15. | Posted: Aug 9 2016 - 12:06am

    What will we be in store for with political humor in the coming age of Hillary? I am as anxious as you folks out there. But until that time, try this one on: “The only reason Trump opens his mouth is to change feet! And all this commotion about e-mails? Come on now, an e-mail is like sending a postcard marked “Confidential!” Hack away, gang. Now let’s LOL!