Hui Car Share, Lanakila Meals on Wheels, and UH Manoa’s Office of Civic and Community Engagement join forces to deliver emergency food care packages for seniors and individuals with disabilities. MEALS Lanakila Meals on Wheels is providing emergency food care packages for seniors and individuals with disabilities across the island. Lanakila Meals on Wheels is the … Continued
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is income, location or ethnicity considered when people join?
A: No, all kupuna are welcome regardless of income, where they live, or their ethnic background. The only program requirements are age and the ability to participate independently.
Q: How often do I need to attend a Kupuna Wellness Center?
A: There is no minimum requirement for attendance though participants are encouraged to attend regularly for reservations and activity planning purposes.
Q: What if I’m not able to attend at Kupuna Wellness Center, can I still receive a meal?
A: Meals are provided to program attendees and are meant to be eaten in the Kupuna Wellness Center. If you are unable to participate in a Kupuna Wellness Center, but still need assistance with meals, please consider Lanakila Meals on Wheels for home delivered meals.
Q: What kind of meals are available?
A: We strive to provide meals that appeal to local seniors. Our meals were developed by a Registered Dietician to ensure they are healthy and nutritious. A complete meal will include an entrée, starch, vegetable, fruit, low-fat milk, wheat bread and margarine.
Q: Do you offer medically prescribed diets such as Diabetic, Renal or Gluten-Free?
A: No. We do not currently provide special medical diets. All of our meals meet USDA guidelines for kupuna and meet or exceed one-third of the Recommended Daily Allowances. Please consult with your medical provider if you have any concerns with eating USDA compliant meals.
Q: Am I able to attend more than one Kupuna Wellness Center?
A: Yes, if you are interested in the activities at the different locations you can attend different locations on different days. You are only able to receive a meal from one location per day.
Q: How much does it cost to join a Kupuna Wellness Center?
A: The program is free to join. Some off-site outings may have an admission cost which the kupuna would be responsible for, such as bowling or watching a movie. It is up to the kupuna if they want to participate in these self-pay activities.
Q: Do the Kupuna Wellness Centers provide transportation?
A: The Kupuna Wellness Centers do not provide transportation to and from the program. We will help kupuna explore their personal options and resources to be able to attend the program and outings.
My husband and I love coming here because we get to be with other people our age. We enjoy the outings we go on with the group and the activities because we learn new things. This program has given us another community and family we can be with.Eddy, Lanakila Kupuna Wellness Center participant