Gift Guide

Some seniors–especially those living alone–need a little help here and there. If there’s someone in your ‘ohana who fits that description, consider making a point to stop by for an hour or two as often as you can to help with tasks like shopping, errands, heavy lifting or other tasks.

Aleck also says concerns about exploitation and embarrassment cause some seniors to let their financial affairs fall into disarray as they begin to lose track of bills and payments. Sometimes all it takes is a reminder to an elderly loved-on to make sure those payments get out on time.

Catholic Charities Hawaii supports seniors in remaining independent (yes, regardless of faith), particularly at the Lanakila Multi-Purpose Senior Center. Call 847-1322
Donations are welcome at the University of Hawaii Elder Law Program, which provides legal services free of charge to seniors based on need. Call 956-6544