Helemano Plantation will hold its annual Moon Festival Country Fair on Thursday, September 17, to promote the health and wellness of seniors. Taking place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the event is free for attending seniors and will include lunch, entertainment, door prize giveaways and a Wellness Center Open House.
Hawaii First Lady Dawn Amano-Ige and Honolulu City Council chairman Ernie Martin are scheduled to speak at the event. Several organizations will also be on hand to provide health and safety tips for seniors, including:
Officers from the Honolulu Police Department’s Wahiawa station on home safety and security; HPD will also provide identification badges for kupuna
The City & County Honolulu Department of the Prosecuting Attorney on senior crime prevention
Walk Wise Hawaii staff on pedestrian safety measures for seniors
Drs. William McKenzie, Ming Chen and John Magauran, along with other medical experts, on kupuna health, fitness and well-being topics
The event will also include a country market featuring food and crafts. Those attending the event should make a reservation by calling (808) 622-3929.
“Helemano Plantation mainly provides job training, life skills and housing for individuals with intellectual disabilities. The organization also provides day care services and classes for seniors in the community,” Yvonne De Luna details.
For more information, visit www.Helemano.org.