To empower family caregivers, aging care recipients, volunteers and the community in a positive, nurturing manner through quality, targeted programming.
Aloha to Aging, Inc. was founded by Dawn Reed, a Certified Senior Advisor and owner of Aloha to Senior Solutions Consulting, who has been in the healthy aging industry for 25+ years. After directing an award winning and nationally recognized day respite program for six years and leading caregiver education and support groups, Dawn knew first hand the increased value these services provided to families. With tremendous encouragement and support from the community, volunteers and families, Aloha to Aging, Inc. was founded in August 2009.
- To provide a nurturing and socially stimulating environment for adults 55 and older who need engaging activities outside of their residence (and have primarily stopped driving). Aloha Day Club is therapeutically structured to include fellowship with peers, music, seated exercise, stimulating and creative activities, multigenerational programming and also a morning snack and lunch.
- To offer carepartner support group opportunities. The purpose of the support groups are to provide a safe environment to share emotions and experiences, give and receive emotional support, seek and give advice, and exchange practical information with others who are caring for an aging loved one. Currently we provide Alzheimer’s, Caregiver and Parkinson’s support groups.
- To involve and train volunteers to become an integral and important part of the programs. Our volunteers range in age from youth and teen through senior citizens. Opportunities for volunteerism range from providing food, a musical, art, or special talent or program volunteers for Aloha Day Club. Additional opportunities through fundraising efforts, grant writing, our Board of Directors and administrative assistance are available.
- To offer healthy aging, wellness and educational programs for active seniors.We offer Healthy Brain Game Days, Tai Chi, Stress Management, and Art programs.
We are the only organization in the area providing these unique services.
Thus far, we have annually positively impacted over 3,000 families to better understand and respond to the ever-changing needs associated with caring for an aging person.
Song written specifically for Aloha to Aging by Bry Harris of Parrot Island Band and also the minister for Mars Hill Presbyterian is a very talented monthly volunteer and supporter.