Aloha No Na Kupuna Workshop delivers helpful safety and security tips to area seniors

Mar 10, 2014 | PC Community

 

The Pearl City District 3 Community Policing Team presented the 2014 Aloha No Na Kupuna Workshop on Thursday, March 7 at the Newtown Recreation Center in Aiea.

The workshop delivered helpful safety and security tips and information to Aiea and Pearl City senior citizens. Guest speakers, informational booths, and light refreshments kept the seniors busy throughout the event that ran from 8am to 12pm.

Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha and top HPD Deputy Chief's and HPD department administrators presented sponsors and supporters from the community and local businesses with Certificates of Recognition for their partnership and support of the 2014 Aloha No Na Kupuna Workshop as well as for the safety and welfare of our kupuna.

"For Pearl City, but also for all the communities, the Police department has a large stake in our senior citizens, our kupuna," said Police Chief Kealoha. "What we're doing here today is bringing together all of the stake holders, a lot of organizations, law enforcement, health, financial organizations too, that will provide information for our kupuna. Basically, what we want them to do is give them tips on how to be safe, how not to be victims of financial crimes and physical abuse. That's what the whole purpose of this is for today. I've seen this workshop getting bigger and bigger and that's the first thing I noticed when I came in today. It's really grown bigger since we first started. It's a good thing to see for all of our kupuna."

Aloha No Na Kupuna Workshop Guest Speakers & Topics:

Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Scott Spallina  –  Elder Abuse

AARP Representative  –  Social Security Update

Project Dana Representative  –  Fall Protection

Senior Move Managers Representative  –  De-clutter Your Home

Walk Wise Hawaii  –  Lance Rae

HFD Inspector  –  Fire Safety

HPD  –   Major Raymond Ancheta  –  Scams Against the Elderly

Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

MyPearlCity.com received a Certificate of Recognition for its support of the Aloha No Na Kupuna Workshop.

Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Pearl City Community Association (PCCA) President Jits Fujimura (left) and PCCA Board Officer

Liz Ishimitzu (right) pose for a photo at the PCCA community informational booth during the Aloha No Na

Kupuna Workshop held at the Newtown Recreation Center in Aiea on Thursday, March 7, 2014.

The PCCA also received a Certificate of Recognition from the Honolulu Police Department for the

organizations support of the 2014 Aloha No Na Kupuna Workshop and our senior citizen’s needs.

Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Scott Spallina made a presentation to the seniors on the topic of Elder Abuse.

Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

The seniors also received valuable health care information and guidence from informational

booths like the Hawaii State Department of Health, Central Oahu Public Health Nursing Team

pictured here during the Aloha No Na Kupuna Workshop held at the Newtown Recreation Center.

Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Ernie Santiago, Owner and Training Instructor for ESH Training, LLC, got a special birthday cake

surprise from the Honolulu Police Department as well as a congratulatory pat on the back from

Police Chief Kealoha on Thursday, March 7 at the Aloha No Na Kupuna Workshop.

Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Happy Birthday Ernie!