KUMU KAHI (The Source)
Elderly Services Department

The mission of the Kumu Kahi Department is to advocate for and support Native Hawaiian elderly in enriching and enhancing their lives by preserving and restoring their health and well-being, sense of dignity, self-respect and cultural identity.

The Department includes two projects:

Ke Ola Pono No Nā Kūpuna Program (Good Health and Living for the Elderly) provides nutritional and supportive services for Native Hawaiian elderly 60 years and older.

The Native American Caregivers Support Program
is a pilot project designed to establish quality standards through surveys and the evaluation of informational workshops, user-friendly manuals and practical toolkits for family caregivers of Native Hawaiians.

Download a copy of the "Native Hawaiian Elderly Needs Assessment Update 2005"