In September 2017, Kula No Nā Po‘e Hawai‘i (KULA) initiated the Papakōlea Kūpuna Community Care Network (KCCN) Project, creating a one-stop shop for kūpuna and their caregivers. The purpose of KCCN is to serve Papakōlea kūpuna and their caregivers through the establishment and operation of a community health care network. To date, 95 kūpuna and caregivers, received programmatic services, through participation in a huaka‘i (excursion), workshops, or receipt of direct health care services.
In Spring 2018, Papakōlea homesteaders received Health Surveys and a Home Environmental Scan in the mail. “The Health Survey will be used to re-assess current health care needs of our kūpuna,” stated Adrienne Dillard, LSW, MSW. “Data gathered from the Survey will be used to create interventions, and assemble a CARE Team of staff, medical specialists, students, and/or volunteers, that will provide direct health care services in community. Every respondent that returns their completed documents will receive a modest gift card.”
Data received from the first survey in 2009, drove the development of in-home supportive care from medical professionals, nursing and social work students for kūpuna and their ‘ohana. In addition, new community health and wellness programs such as PILI Ohana, Partners in Care, and Hula for Hypertension were also developed and operating today.
“Recently, we have seen a significant increase of kūpuna with Dementia, and want to identify other individuals in community that could benefit from resources we are creating. As we approach our 86th year of homesteading in Papakōlea, the Environmental Scan will help us identify housing and safety issues that would inhibit access to healthcare or emergency services,” continued Dillard.
For more information about KULA or the Papakōlea Kūpuna Community Care Network, contact Ms. Puni Kekauoha, Project Manager, or Mrs. Cappy Solatorio, Project Coordinator, at 808.520.8997, e-mail email@example.com
KCCN is supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Native Americans, Social and Economic Development Strategies Program. Program partners include: UH Department of Native Hawaiian Health, UH Department of Geriatric Medicine, UH School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene, Center on Aging, Kapi‘olani Community College, Islander Institute, Hawai‘i Alliance for Community-Based Economic Development, Nā Lomilomi o Papakōlea, and Papakōlea Community Development Corporation.
If your dream is to become a Firefighter or if you have taken the Fire Fighter Written exam and did not meet the requirements to move onto the next phase, this is for you!
The Papakolea Fire Academy is a program led by Retired Fire Captains Richard Soo, Curtis Aiwohi, Earle Kealoha, Guy Katayama, and Gilbert Pelletier that have developed an educational course to aid in every step of the Honolulu Fire Department Recruitment process.
The class focuses on:
Life of a firefighter, written communication, math, test-taking strategies, understanding service terminology, and preparation for the HFD Written Exam. Additional assistance with the physical agility test and interview process are offered to applicants who are accepted.
This Course will run 8-consecutive Saturdays from February 8th at the Papakolea Community Center, Lower Hall Time: 9 am – 12 pm
Only 30 seats are available!
Preference will be given to registrants of Native Hawaiian ancestry to the extent permitted by law.
*If you have taken the written exam and did not get
a high score for the next portion of the HFD recruitment process, this is the time
for you to register for the class and work on building your skills up to
achieve your dream of entering the Fire Department.
PAPAKŌLEA, HI – Two next-generation leaders from Papakōlea will receive scholarships totaling $2,000 at the Fourth Annual Papakōlea Pā‘ina today. Education has been a top priority of the Papakōlea community, dating back to the opening of their first pre-school in 1942. Through support from all Pā‘ina artists, Kula No Nā Po‘e Hawai‘i, the Papakōlea Community Development Corporation (PCDC), Possibility Place for Christian Fellowship & Ministry, and philanthropists in community, the Papakōlea Community Scholarship Program was established in 2017. Since then, 12 scholarships have been disbursed to our next generation leaders of Papakōlea. Congratulations to the 2019-2020 Scholarship Recipients!
Kula no na Po’e Hawai’i’s Kupuna Community Care Network provides Papakolea kupuna & their caregivers complete Dealing with Dementia workshop facilitated by Poki`i Balaz. Program funded by the Administration for Native Americans and Hawaii Community Foundation.
Kula no na Po’e Hawaii study participants dance hula at a gathering to celebrate the findings of the research. Group is from Papakolea Hawaiian Homestead community site who were led by Kumu Hoakalei Hina Kamauu and daughter Iolani Ulii. For information see links below:
Final day of class students receive health screening from Kula no na Po’e Hawai’i staff and volunteers from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa John A. Burns School of Medicine, Native Hawaiian Center of Excellence. Mahalo to all who participated.
On the morning of Wednesday, July 31, Stevenson’s opening of school, through the vision of Katherine Balatico, Principal, the morning was spent at Papakolea Community Center at 2150 Tantalus Drive. As teachers and staff prepare to begin the school year, we focused on the cultures, views, values, beliefs, family, language, strategies and supports needed to promote connectedness to school for each of our individual students. Over the course of the morning, faculty and staff learned about the culture, views, values, beliefs, language, families, communities, and successful strategies of supports from the guest speakers:
Adrienne Dillard and Puni Kekauoha (Kula no na Po`e Hawaii) –
Dr. Neal Palafox and m(John A. Burns School of Medicine) –
Mavis Nitta ( John A. Burns School of Medicine) –
Josie Howard (We Are Oceania) –
Tamera Heine (Marshallese Consulate) –
Mary Therese Perez Hattori (Chaminade University)
Jana Chang (Data Governance and Analysis Branch – Strategy, Innovation and Performance)
R.L. Stevenson Middle School Halau Ka Makani ʻO Pūowaina Hula Hui places 3rd in the Middle School division at the Malia Craver Hula Kahiko Competition Hosted by Queen Liliuokalani Keiki Hula Competition held today at Iolani School. The halau is under nāpunaheleonāpua Kumu Rich Pedrina of Papakolea and Blaine Nohara, Alakai’i (pictured) The Halau is co-sponsored by the R.L. Stevenson Middle School and the Papakolea’s Kula no na Po’e Hawaii under the KLP Project.