The Hawaii Healthy Aging Partnership (HAP) was established in 2003 to improve the health
status of older adults by empowering residents to make healthy decisions and
engage in healthier lifestyles.
The Partnership is committed to offering evidence-based health promotion
and disease prevention programs - programs that have been tested and proven to work.
Currently, offered programs include:
EnhancedFitness - An exercise program designed to work the
cardiovascular system and improve participants' balance, flexibility, and muscle
strength. HAP's EF program is currently offered on Kauai.
To register or learn more about EnhanceFitness, please contact
Naomi Sughihara on Kauai at (808) 241-4470.
Ke Ola Pono Disease Self-Management Programs - Designed
and tested at Stanford University, Ke Ola Pono or "Living Well" classes
empower and teach participants to manage their chronic conditions.
Participants meet in small classes for about 2 ½ hours each week for 6 weeks. Together,
they learn skills to manage their conditions and work toward achieving
personal health goals. Classes are open to individuals age 18 and older.
For more information or to register for classes, please call the Statewide CDSMP Coordinator, Leslie
Tanoue, at 268-7356.
Chronic Disease Self-Management (CDSMP) - General Chronic Disease Management
The Ke Ola Pono : Healthy Living is a 6 week program for people living
with all types or combinations of chronic conditions, including high blood pressure, cancer,
being overweight, diabetes, stroke, asthma, diabetes, heart disease, and arthritis.
People who participate in and complete the workshops feel better, are less limited by
their health conditions, and often spend less time at their doctor's office. Participants
are better able to manage their symptoms and communicate more effectively with their
medical professionals and loved ones.
- Effective communication with doctors
- Relaxation techniques to deal with symptoms and stress
- Action plan development
- Problem solving
- Symptom management
Arthritis Self-Management (ASMP) - Managing Arthritis and Fibromyalgia
Living Well with Arthritis is a 6 week workshop tailored specifically for individuals affected
by arthritis and firbromyalgia. Workshops help participants take care of themselves
and do the things necessary to manage their arthritis and its related symptoms.
Participants in the Living Well with Arthritis workshop feel better; report improved mobility; decreased
pain and fatigue; and increased confidence in their ability to remain in control of their lives.
Diabetes Self-Management (DSMP) - Managing Diabetes
- Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving flexibility, endurance,
- Pain management
- The importance of sleep quality
- Problem solving
- Techniques to deal with frustration, fatigue, pain, and isolation
Living Well with Diabetes is a workshop geared specifically for individuals with Type 2
Diabetes or Pre-diabetes and their caregivers. Past workshop participants have lowered
their HbA1c levels and decreased their diabetes-related symptoms.
- Planning for sick days
- Using medication appropriately
- Eating healthy eating
- Communicating with doctors effectively
The Healthy Aging Partnership is co-led by EOA and the DOH Community Health Division and includes
the state's four Area Agencies on Aging, some District Health Offices, and service providers from
the Aging and Public Health Networks. To learn more about joining the Partnership, please contact EOA at (808) 586-0100.
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