HCAP WEEKLY December 19, 2022

HCAP Delivers 16 Refrigerators to Kūpuna This Holiday Season
Leeward Client Shares Gratitude for HCAP Wraparound Services
I is for Insect


HCAP Delivers 16 Refrigerators to Kūpuna This Holiday Season

HCAP’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) team kicked off the Holidays with a mass delivery of refrigerators to residents at the Hale Mohalu senior apartments. Nearly 30 qualifying seniors received services from WAP, an energy-efficiency initiative that assists residents in reducing the cost of their utility expenses by creating energy-efficient homes. In total, 29 seniors received services with 16 residents being eligible for brand-new energy star refrigerators!

WAP staff was on-site to assist kūpuna with the process and gift the residents with goodie bags filled with hygiene supplies as a little token of holiday cheer. The residents were overjoyed to receive their new energy-saving refrigerators, especially during the holiday season and as the cost of electricity has increased. Keeping up with household utility bills is significant and a key component of self-sustainability. It is the hope of HCAP and the WAP team to enable more individuals and families to have energy-efficient homes.

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Leeward Client Shares Gratitude for HCAP Wraparound Services

Erlinda has been a long-time recipient of HCAP services, having first connected with the Leeward District Service Center in early 2016. She is grateful for the ongoing support she has received from the staff and programs.

Erlinda has participated in HCAP’s Kūpuna Independent Life Series for the past three years. She shared that it is always something to look forward to during the week. Through this program, she enjoys various activities, receives health education, and has a safe space to nurture relationships with other kūpuna in her nearby community. She is deeply grateful for the warmth and friendship she has found with HCAP staff members as well.

Throughout the pandemic, Erlinda also qualified for HCAP’s Kōkua Food Assistance Program, which provides groceries to homebound kūpuna every month. The monthly food box consists of fresh produce, dairy products, rice, and varying protein. This delivery service provides kūpuna with items to prepare healthy meals from the safety of their homes. Erlinda stated that this program has been extremely helpful as she has limited means of transportation and is also at high risk for COVID-19.

Earlier this month, HCAP’s Weatherization Assistance Program also serviced Erlinda’s home, teaching her about energy efficiency and providing her with appliances that help cut down on utility costs. She qualified for devices such as LED light bulbs, and a low-flow shower head; she will also receive a new hybrid water heater – all provided at no cost. To further assist with maintaining her electric bill, she applied for an energy credit through HCAP’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) which is available once a year. Erlinda has expressed deep gratitude for the wraparound services she has received and found comfort throughout the years with HCAP.

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I is for Insect

The keiki at Kapalama Head Start expanded upon their investigation of insects and learning of the letter “I” by carefully collecting insects. While the keiki employed their visual and auditory skills to explore their outdoor environment, they collected various insects using magnifying glasses and collection containers. In doing so, they learned and verbally recited the names of the insects. Through this expansive activity, the keiki learned to care for nature and insects. They also developed their word, letter, and sound recognition skills along with their fine and gross motor skills.

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