HCAP Weekly August 27, 2018

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The Kupuna Independent Life Series Returns in September
HCAP April – June 2018 Quarterly Newsletter
HCAP Selects Kumuhonua Assistant Program Manager and Rapid Re-Housing Specialist
Kunia III Head Start Welcomes New Students
Energy Saving Tips from the Weatherization Assistance Program

The Kupuna Independent Life Series Returns in September

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After a summer break, HCAP’s Kupuna Independent Life Series, which assists seniors 55 and older to “age in place” through health and wellness workshops, healthy breakfast and lunch, and support groups, will return to four locations throughout the island of Oahu: Leeward, Leahi, Kalihi, and Windward. The thirteen-week series is a multi-generational effort to provide seniors, age 55 and older, with health education, support for living productive independent lives, and proactive civic engagement.

The time and locations for Fall 2018 are as follows:

HCAP Leeward District Service Center
85-555 Farrington Highway
Waianae, HI 96792
Thursdays from 9:00am – 2:00pm
September 6, 2018 to December 6, 2018
Contact Number: 696-4261

Mo’ili’ili Community Center
2535 South King Street
Honolulu, HI 96826
Fridays from 8:30am – 12:30pm
September 7, 2018 to December 14, 2018
Contact Number: 732-7755

Iwilei Senior Residence
888 Iwilei Road
Honolulu, HI 96817
Wednesdays from 8:30am – 1:00pm
September 5, 2018 to December 5, 2018
Contact Number: 847-0804

Hau’ula Civic Center
54-010 Kukuna Road
Hau’ula, HI 96717
Wednesdays from 9:00am – 2:00pm
September 5, 2018 to November 28, 2018
Contact Number: 239-5754

HCAP April – June 2018 Quarterly Newsletter

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We’re excited to share the April – June 2018 issue of Ku`i Na Lono: Spread the News.

Featuring these stories and more:
• HCAP’s Income Tax Services Brings Back Over $1.2 Million to Our Communities!
• HCAP Co-Sponsors the 13th Annual Waianae Coast Keiki Spring Fest
• Senior Couple Receives LIHEAP Assistance

Download the April – June 2018 Quarterly here.
View past Quarterly reports here.

HCAP Selects Kumuhonua Assistant Program Manager and Rapid Re-Housing Specialist

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HCAP is pleased to announce that Rado Melchor has been promoted to Assistant Program Manager of HCAP’s Kumuhonua Transitional Living Center. The Assistant Program Manager provides support to the Program Manager to ensure quality implementation, delivery and evaluation of program services. The Assistant Program Manager is also responsible for budgeting, data collection and reporting functions of the program.

Rado has been employed at HCAP since 2010 as a Program Assistant at HCAP’s Kumuhonua Transitional Living Center. Most recently, she has been a Program Specialist at Kumuhonua since being selected for the position in 2012. Rado has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from University of Phoenix.

In addition, Deborah Coleman has been selected as HCAP’s Rapid Re-Housing Specialist. She will work with program partners and community resources to provide coordinated Housing First services to assist qualifying program participants in finding, securing, and maintaining permanent housing.

Deborah has been with HCAP since 2015, starting as a Family Advocate for the HCAP Head Start program. In 2017, she became HCAP’s Kumuhonua Transitional Living Center Housing Specialist, responsible for assisting Kumuhonua residents in finding, securing and maintaining permanent housing. Deborah has a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services from University of Phoenix.

HCAP congratulates Rado and Deborah on their new positions.

Kunia III Head Start Welcomes New Students

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Earlier this month, Kunia III Head Start welcomed new students to their first day of preschool. The start of the new school year was a big deal for not only parents and their children, but for teachers as well. Assistant Teachers Hillary and Glorimir prepared for the big day by setting up welcoming spaces for the children. In addition to creating learning centers and personal spaces for the children, the teaching staff also incorporated the Second Step Program, a social-emotional learning curricula, into the classroom. By incorporating Second Step lessons, the teachers help children overcome feelings associated with separation anxiety. The teaching staff at Kunia III Head Start hopes that by establishing good routines and habits, the children and their parents will experience a successful transition to preschool.

Energy Saving Tips from the Weatherization Assistance Program

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The costs of running a household refrigerator can add up over time. The following are some helpful tips to reduce electrical use and save some money:

Purchase an Energy Star Refrigerator. These energy efficient refrigerators are about 9 percent more energy efficient than models that meet the federal minimum standard for energy efficiency.

Minimize refrigerator door openings as much as possible. Cool air escapes every time a refrigerator door is opened. The unit then works harder to replace the air. Keep the door open no longer than necessary to keep that cool air inside and be sure to close the door completely!

Allow hot foods to cool before placing them in the refrigerator. Hot food affects the temperature inside the refrigerator, temporarily forcing an exertion of energy to keep the air cool. So be sure to let leftovers cool down to room temperature before storing in the refrigerator.

Keep the refrigerator full. A full refrigerator retains cold better than an empty one. If the refrigerator is nearly empty, store water-filled containers inside. The mass of cold items enables the refrigerator to recover more quickly after the door has been opened.