For the third year in a row, the Hawaii Pacific Gerontological Society will honor a deserving individual who has contributed so much to the senior community in Hawaii. This year, on Thursday, November 7th at Kahala Nui, HPGS will bestow that honor on Barbara Kim Stanton. She was the State Director of AARP Hawaii from 2005 to 2019, and prior to that, she spent more than 20 years working in executive and fiscal management, government and community relations, and strategic planning and community building. As a well-known advocate for Hawaii’s kupuna, Barbara has been visible, vigilant, and very vibrant in all she did for AARP. HPGS is grateful for her support over so many years; and in accepting this honor, Barbara wanted to assist in raising funds to acknowledge Tony Lenzer achievements through this dinner.


Tony Lenzer and Rose Nakamura, who were honored in the past, also felt a dedication to assist students who wish to attain the education in their careers of gerontology. Monies from the dinner will be earmarked for scholarship to students throughout Hawaii in 2020.



Join the Hawaii Pacific Gerontological Society

in honoring Barbara Kim Stanton on

Thursday, November 7th from 5:30 to 8:00pm

at Kahala Nui, located at 4389 Malia Street



The cost is $100 per person, with all proceeds going to the HPGS scholarship fund to support those studying in the field of aging.

Wine will be provided by GYMGUYZ Urban Honolulu.

RSVP and pay by October 28th. Seating is very limited.


If there any questions, please contact Sherry Goya at 808-722-8487 or email her at




HPGS holds member events throughout the year, and is also invited to participate with other organizations or companies when there is an opportunity to benefit our membership.


For 2019, there will be quarterly HPGS General Membership Meetings which are free to HPGS members.  Besides updates from the HPGS President, guest speakers will be invited to inform and educate members on a number of topics, as well as refreshments will be served.


The first HPGS General Membership Meeting was held on Thursday, January 24th, with guest speakers Colby Takeda and Cyrus Howe from the Blue Zones Project.  See the February 2019 HPGS newsletter for information and pictures from this meeting.


Future HPGS General Membership Meetings for 2019 will be held on Thursday, April 18, July 18 and October 24.  Notices will be emailed all HPGS members, as well as notice in the monthly HPGS newsletters.




An Evening with Rose Nakamura

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 5:30-8pm, Kahala Nui


Scholarships have been provided by donations to HPGS and fundraising efforts over the years.  In 2017, a dinner to honor Mr. Anthony “Tony” Lenzer was held in November.  Through this one event and an anonymous challenge, scholarship funds for 2018 was raised to $6,000.


On November 8th, HPGS honored Mrs. Rose Nakamura for her 28-year dedication to Project Dana and the senior community.


UH & HPGS Career & Job Fair

March 14, 2017


See flyer here


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