Hawaii has the 5th highest rate of seniors experiencing cognitive difficulty, and the highest rate of underweight seniors? Seniors that experience chronic or acute disease, decreased physical activity, poornutrition, or decreased cognitive and social stimulation are at higher risk of becoming socially isolated and depressed. This creates a significant amount of stress on the families who are primary caregivers.
Aloha United Way is funding programs to support seniors by enhancing their quality of life, so they are able to live independently longer, safer, and in their own homes. This helps seniors avoid or delay their dependence on social services.
- Kokua Kalihi Valley
- St. Francis Healthcare System
- Waikiki Community Center