“Sustainable Transitions in Gerontology”

September 7 & 8, 2023

Ala Moana Hotel

This Biennial focused on the essential adjustments made by organizations, individuals and kupuna themselves over the past few years in response to the needs of our elderly population.

  • Barbara Service & Kathy Wyatt
  • Conference attendees
  • Eileen Phillips, Hope Levy & Cynthia Arnold
  • Gordon & Sandy Young, Na Lima Kokua Awardees
  • Hibiscus Ballroom
  • Kai Wong with poster
  • Kathy Stokes, Eileen Phillips and Kathy Wyatt
  • Kevin Kawamoto presentation
  • Lee Buenconsejo-Lum, Keynote Speaker
  • Lunch buffet
  • Milama with Poster
  • Miquela with poster
  • Oahu Elderly Affairs Division
  • Poster area
  • Rick Tabor, Barbara Service, Sharon Moriwaki and Kathy Wyatt
  • Roseann Freitas & Al Ogata
  • Warren Wong & Jack Lewin

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“What We Can Learn from Japan: A Super-Aging Society” (Christy Nishita, Yoshiko Someya, Takeo Ogawa, Noburhiro Hayashi

“Major Transitions for the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program” (John McDermott, Jomel Duldulao, Lynn Niitani, Jan Mori)

“A Model for LGBTQ+ Kupuna Empowerment: Resilience & Community from Online to Real LIfe” (Winston Welch, Rosemary Kyle, Carole Mandryk, Roger Sorrell, David Frost)

“Exploring New Frontiers In Elder Care and Well Being in Hawaii” (Warren Wong, John Lewin)

“Malama Kupuna: Native Hawaiian Health Center Systems Creating Safe Space For Hawaiian Elders To Receive Healthcare and Connect With Their Culture” (Nicole Mahealani Lum, Sean Puahi Chun, Eroll Kia`i Lee)

“Listen Up: A Hearing and Mental Health Awareness Discussion” (Rick Tabor, Robert James Tousignant)

“The Best Kept Secret in The Long-Term Care Continuum” Kathy Wyatt)

“Ensuring a Dementia-Capable Hawaii” (Tani Kagesa, Kia`i Lee, Ivy Castellanos, Diane Terada)

“Preventive Care and Outcomes of Inter-professional Medicare Annual Wellness Visits for Older Adults: The Pacific Islands Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program” (Lauren Okamoto, Camlyn Masuda)

“Memory, Reflection, Narration: Capturing Stories of Autonomous Aging” (Jackie Kim-Wachutka)

“Lifelong Learning: Where We Were, Where We Are Now, and Where We Are Headed – Lessons Learned from the Covid-19 Pandemic” Sandra von Doetinchem and Hope Levy

“Cybersecurity & Fraud; Threat To An Aging Population and What You Need To Know” Roseann Freitas and Al Ogata

“Navigating Prevention and Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine” Zia Khan and Alan Kuo

“Harnessing Data, Technology, And The Emerging Workforce To Boost The Health and Well-Being of Older Adults” Colby Takeda, Justin Puckett, Matthew Sasaki, Lindsey Ilagan and Rosilyn Handy

“Social Isolation and Ways To Mitigate Its Detrimental Impact On Hawaii’s Kupuna” Bonnie Castonguay

Keynote Speaker: Wanelle Kaneshiro-Erdmann, Hawaii State Dept. of Education Director, Workforce Development Branch

Keynote Speaker: Kathy Stokes, AARP’s Director of Fraud Prevention Programs


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Current Status and Problems of Case Management for People with Dementia Based on Supported Decision-Making Guidelines in Japan – Hirofumi Watanabe

The process of establishing support for Learning disabilities with symptoms of dementia who reside in support facilities – Daisei Kinoshita Ph.D., Musashino University (Japan)

Including cultural strengths in the adapted Savvy Caregiver Program: ‘Auamo Ke Kuleana O Nā Maʻi Poina – Alexandra Malia Jackson PhD, RDN, CDCES; Mahealani Austin, MSW; B. Puni Kekauoha; Adrienne Dillard, PhD, MSW, LSW; Errol Kia’i Lee, MSW; Poki’i Balaz DNP, EMBA; Natalie Dutro; Scott K. Okamoto, PhD, MSW; Kenneth Hepburn PhD; Jordan P. Lewis PhD, MSW; Kelly O’Sullivan, BS; Lovelyne Sistoso; Zowey Cachola; Anne Nguyen; Kawehi Wong; Cortney Pfeaster; Raven H. Weaver PhD

A Call to Action to Build the Workforce Capacity in the Long-Term Care Setting – Miquela Ibrao, MPH, MSW1,2; Katharine Santilena, MPH, MS2; Kendi Ho, PhD3

Bridging the Digital Divide: Adapting the Montessori Method (MM) for Digital Literacy Education in Older Adults – Kai Wang, M.A., Ph.D. Student, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Department of Educational Psychology

Quality of Urban Greenspace (UGS) and Older Adults’ Physical Activity: A Systematic Review – Nargis Sultana, MURP, MLISc

Social Support Related to Sustainable Living in a Marginalized Community. – WATANABE, Yuichi Ph.D.

Retirees in Hawaii & Japan: From Youthful to Useful? – Michiyo Tomioka, PhD1, Tomoko Ikeuchi, PhD2, Cullen Hayashida, PhD1, Sachiko Yamazaki, PhD3, Mayuko Ono, MA2, Chiho Shimada, PhD4 & Hisao Osada, PhD5

Cultivating Wellness Through Cultural Dance in Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Older Adult Communities – Miliama Ku’uipo Iloilo, MSW

Generational Link: Youth Supporting Older Adult Caregiving through Technology Use – Whitney Katstuani, MSW, UH Manoa

Innovation in State Support of Dementia-Capable Workforce Development – Whitney Katstuani, MSW, UH-Manoa; Tani Kalei Kagesa, LSW, Hawaii State Dept of Health

The Lives of Native Hawaiian Elders and Their Experiences With Healthcare: A Qualitative Analysis – Katlyn Kawakami; Leslie Tanoue

Enhancing Future Time Perspectives in Older Adults: A Preliminary Intervention Study – Tomoko Ikeuchi,PhD

Guidelines & Strategies to Implement an Inclusive Garden for People with Dementia – Melody Halzel, MPH, Christy Nishita, PhD, Summer Maunakea, PhD