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Meet the doctor tapped to help the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency during the COVID-19 crisis, HPR reporter Noe Tanigawa discusses how local small businesses are grappling with the economic shutdown, kupuna get help from a grassroots volunteer organization, and American Sign Language interpreters shine in the spotlight. 

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Coronavirus has made all of us to go to our rooms . . . literally. And this can result in a profound sense of isolation. Our kupuna need our help now, more than ever, to do our best not to spread the virus. On this edition of The Body Show, Dr. Bradley Wilcox, geriatric specialist, shares how to meet the needs of our community of elders at home.

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Many island residents need a little assistance as they get older. Services that range from nursing homes, assisted living, medications or even just food shopping. Hoʻokele Health Navigators joins this edition of The Body Show with information on how to help seniors get the assistance they need to stay well, especially during the COVID crisis.

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During President Donald Trumps state of the union speech--lots of attention was given to the

Border Wall and the threat of another government shutdown, but others were watching what he said about healthcare.

AARP’s Barbara  Kim Stanton has heartened since Trump mentioned the need to curb the spiraling costs of prescription drugs-- but says we need to do more.

 

Ku'uwehi Hiraishi

Kūpuna in an affordable housing complex in Kaka‘ako were given quite the scare last week. They received notices that their rent would soon increase – some would even double. HPR Reporter Ku‘uwehi Hiraishi has more.

Town Square: Kupuna Care

May 15, 2014

There's a sensitive issue that's causing a split in the senior community. At the center of it is the question of what money should pay for home and community based services for Medicaid recipients. We'll consider the different aspects of allowing Kupuna Care funds to help seniors regardless of their Medicaid eligibility.