Partnerships

Lunalilo Home cultivates and nurtures partnerships with community groups, academia, the business community, government agencies, and Native Hawaiian organizations to collectively address the needs of kūpuna. Some of Lunalilo Home's partners include:

Alzheimer’s Association of Hawai‘i

The Alzheimer's Association seeks to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Lunalilo Home and the Alzheimer's Association partner on caregiver workshops, training and support groups that address the growing need for support services and education on Alzheimer's Disease and other related dementias. Visit Website [of Alzheimer's Association of Hawaii]

Hā Kūpuna

Established in 2006, Hā Kūpuna: National Resource Center for Native Hawaiian Elders is located at the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.  Hā Kūpuna seeks to improve the health and increase the life expectancy of kūpuna and provide support services to their ʻohana caregivers. Lunalilo Home and Hā Kūpuna have a shared vision to provide quality care for our kūpuna. View Website [of Hā Kūpuna]

Hawai‘i Job Corps Center

Hawaii Job Corps Center’s mission is to teach eligible young people the skills they need to become employable and independent and place them in meaningful jobs or further education. Lunalilo Home mentored 3 CNA students for 6 weeks in 2018, and all 3 students passed their test and clinical, and hired 2 of the students on a full-time basis.

Hawai‘i Kai Lions

Lunalilo Home has sponsored the Hawaiʻi Kai Lions' meetings for over 30 years and the Hawaiʻi Kai Lions participate in our fundraisers and volunteer at Lunalilo Home. The Lions also provide volunteer services to the east O‘ahu community. View Website [of Hawaii Kai Lions]

Hawai‘i Meals on Wheels

Hawaiʻi Meals on Wheels (HMoW) is dedicated to helping frail elders and individuals with disabilities preserve their independence at home by providing hot, nutritious meals and regular personal contact. Lunalilo Home prepares meals for HMoW’s service area in East O‘ahu and Waimānalo. View Website [of Hawaii Meals on Wheels]

Kawaiahao Church

King William Charles Lunalilo's last wish was to be laid to rest near his people, and that is why his tomb stands on the grounds of Kawaiahaʻo Church, rather than at the Royal Mausoleum at Maunaʻala. The King's birthday is celebrated annually on Ali‘i Sunday in January. View Website [of Kawaiahao Church]

Livable Hawai‘i Kai Hui

Livable Hawaiʻi Kai Hui operates the Aloha ʻĀina ‘O Kamilo Nui nursery in Kamilo Nui Valley and is partnering with Lunalilo Home to provide kūpuna with māmaki tea for its dietary properties. View Website [of Livable Hawaii Kai Hui]

Papa Ola Lōkahi

Papa Ola Lōkahi collaborates across public and private sectors to identify shared missions, complementary activities and policies that seek to improve Native Hawaiian health and well-being and is currently working with Lunalilo Home on a grant together to identify breast cancer survivors and/or family members to share stories of the importance of early detection. View Website [of Papa Ola Lokahi]

Windward Community College Nursing Pathways

Windward Community College started the Nursing Pathways program as a way for economically challenged students to pursue careers in nursing. Students are mentored along a “pathway” to a professional career starting as a Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A.), progressing to a Licensed Practical Nurse (L.P.N.), and ultimately achieving certification as a Registered Nurse (R.N.). Lunalilo Home has been an integral partner in the Nursing Pathway program since 2012. The partnership provides access to culturally based clinical training experiences for C.N.A. students preparing to transition to L.P.N. and R.N. programs. View Website [of Windward Community College Nursing Pathways]

University of Hawai‘i Department of Social Work

Lunalilo Home serves as a service-learning practicum site for University of Hawaiʻi School of Social Work bachelor's students. This mutually beneficial partnership provides students with learning opportunities in the area of gerontology while supporting Lunalilo Home's kūpuna-centered care initiatives. View Website [of University of Hawaii Department of Social Work]

Resources

AARP-Hawaii

Advocacy, education, and service on behalf of older adults. View [AARP Hawaii] Website

Aloha United Way

Dial 211 for information and referral for community service resources. Monday–Friday, 7 a.m.–5 p.m. excluding holidays. View [Aloha United Way 211] Website

Catholic Charities Hawaii

Helps seniors with visits, escort services, transportation services and affordable rentals. View [Catholic Charities Hawaii] Website

Elderly Affairs Division

The Elderly Affairs Division (EAD), a division of the Department of Community Services of the city and county of Honolulu, is your local Area Agency on Aging. Its purpose is to plan, support and advocate for programs to promote the well-being of Oʻahu's older adults and caregivers and to address and respond to the priority needs of all seniors. The EAD is the sponsoring agency for Honolulu's Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) program and has been the designated Area Agency on Aging (AAA) for Oʻahu since 1973. EAD receives funding from the federal, state and county governments, and, in turn, contracts with agencies to provide home and community based services to older adults and caregivers. EAD also provides outreach and education to the community, encourages and supports the aging network in improving and expanding services, and operates a telephone Helpline (768-7700) for consultation, information and referral to services.

Executive Office on Aging Hawaii SHIP

Hawaii-based Medicare health toll free 1-888-875-9229 insurance counseling. View [Hawaii SHIP] Website

Hawaii Aging and Disability Resource Center

The Hawaii Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) helps older adults, individuals with disabilities, and family caregivers find options for long term supports and services available to them in the State of Hawaii. The ADRC is a highly visible and trusted source where people of all incomes and ages can turn for information. ADRC staff will help to determine if you are eligible for government paid programs, assist you in finding providers you may pay for yourself, and work with you to develop an individual plan for meeting your future long-term care needs. The assistance is paid for by the State and Counties (at no cost to you). View [Hawaii Aging and Disability Resource Center Hawaii] Website

Hawaii Foodbank

(808) 836-3600 For food assistance in your area, call 211. View [Hawaii Foodbank] Website

Hawaii Kai Public Library

View [Hawaii Kai Public Library] Website

‘Imi Hale End of Life Educational Materials

ʻImi Hale/Native Hawaiian Cancer Network is a program of Papa Ola Lōkahi, Papa Ola Lōkahi, a non-profit consortium of Native Hawaiian organizations and public institutions working to improve the health and well-being of Native Hawaiians and other Native peoples since 1987. Their website has workbooks available for download on the kind of care you want if you are unable to make decisions for yourself, to document your funeral or memorial service preferences ahead of time, common symptoms experienced by dying people and what you can do to make the dying person more comfortable, a guide to help you get through the hours, days, and weeks following a loved one’s death and the common expressions of grief, the healing process, and when to get help. View [Imi Hale Native Hawaiian Cancer Network] Website

Med-QUEST Division Department of Human Services

Will determine eligibility for funeral payments. Must be Medicaid eligible. View [Med-QUEST Division Department of Human Services] Website

Ohana Caregivers

Web-based information and resources for family caregivers. View [Ohana Caregivers] Website

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Medicare Information

1-800-633-4227 Online information on Medicare & Medicaid. View [Medicare] Website

Social Security Administration

1-800-772-1213 Medicare, retirement, survivors, and disability benefits. View [Social Security Administration] Website

If you'd like to work with us to address the needs of kūpuna, please contact info@lunalilo.org