In 2007, KHON2 launched what was to be a year long initiative focusing on caregiving and aging issues related to Hawaii’s elder population. Due to an overwhelming response from viewers and the need to continue the education process, The Elderhood Project became a fixed, recurring KHON2 News franchise. After 7 years of segments airing twice a week, it is time for an Elderhood Project “makeover.”
As we move toward year 8, KHON2 will continue its regular coverage of the issues and opportunities facing Hawaii’s seniors, their families, and caregivers, but will do so with much greater focus and frequency. With the help of our advisory board members from The Executive Office on Aging, Elderly Affairs Divisions, Generations Magazine, City and County Parks and Recreation, Kapiolani Community College Kupuna Education Center, and the Hawaii Caregiver’s Coalition, KHON2 will place a greater spotlight on the key aging issues facing our community.
The goal of The Elderhood Project is to bring awareness to both the issues and resources available to Hawaii’s aging population and their caregivers. The hope is with this knowledge, we can all help our kupuna move through the final phase of their lives as gracefully as possible.