News from Representative Gregg Takayama

Sep 6, 2013 | PC Community


Updates and community events for September 2013



Project Dana provides support services, such as friendly visits, light housekeeping, and grocery shopping, for frail and vulnerable elderly and disabled people.  Built around the principle of "Dana," which means "selfless giving," the volunteers of Project Dana have been providing much needed services to our Kupuna since 1989. 
Gladys and Richard Tokuoka are long-time Pearl City residents who have devoted countless hours coordinating the work of Project Dana in our community.  Project Dana is an interfaith volunteer caregivers program that was founded and sponsored by Moiliili Hongwanji Mission and currently involves twenty-eight churches and temples statewide, including Pearl City Hongwanji. 
The Tokuokas are looking for more volunteers for the Pearl City area, particularly to provide transportation to church services, medical appointments, and grocery shopping. 
For more information on requesting services or volunteering, please contact Project Dana at (808) 945-0007, or email at [email protected]
We are very fortunate to have such selfless and compassionate residents like Gladys and Richard as members of our community, and we are grateful to them for their dedication and hard work.

HMSA will be opening three neighborhood centers this fall inPearl City, Honolulu, and Hilo.  The centers will be a way for HMSA to reach out to community members to:
  *   answer any health insurance related questions.
  *   help people pick the best health plan for their needs.
  *   educate consumers about health care reform.
The Pearl City Center will be located at the Pearl City Gateway Mall, the Honolulu Center will be on Ke'eaumoku Street, and the Hilo Center will be at the Waiakea Shopping Mall.
The centers will be open Monday – Friday with extended evening hours and will also be open on Saturdays.

We will keep you updated when HMSA announces the opening date.


Thursday, September 19, 2013
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Pearl Ridge Elementary School Cafeteria
Please join us at our upcoming Aiea/Pearl City town hall meeting on September 19th, "College Prep 4 Parents"!

This meeting is intended to prepare parents of students of all ages for higher education. We will highlight the invited college counselors from Farrington, Moanalua, Radford, Aiea and Pearl City High Schools during our seminar that focuses on college admissions and financial aid given by expert retired high school college counselors from Hawaii. Following the seminar will be a questions and answers segment and then a College fair featuring our UH System schools.

Please click HERE for the flyer.


Gregg Takayama

State Representative
District 34 – Pearl City, Waimalu, Pacific Palisades.

State Capitol, Room 324
415 South Beretania Street
Honolulu,  HI 96813

Phone: (808) 586-6340
Fax: (808) 586-6341
Email: [email protected]