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Special Olympics Hawai‘i Asks Residents to Chill Out

Special Olympics Hawai‘i Asks Residents to Chill Out

Plan for a visit from the Pineapple Express this March as temperatures and Special Olympics Hawai‘i supporters take a dip on Saturday, March 28, 2015. Registration is now open for this year’s Sixth Annual Polar Plunge sponsored by Aloha Air Cargo, which will raise funds for Special Olympics Hawai‘i. The event asks participants to raise a minimum of $100 by the day of the event to take the “Polar Plunge” and slide 80 feet down the island’s largest inflatable water slide into a pool of ice water. This year's event will take place at Waterfront Plaza on the lawn fronting Ala Moana Boulevard.

Plungers can register individually or as a team online at www.specialolympicshawaii.org/.

Hawai'i Health Connector #ConnectHI Pop-up Shop

This February, individuals, families and small businesses can learn if they may be eligible for high quality, affordable health insurance at Hawai'i Health Connector pop-up shops throughout Oahu. February 15th marks the end of open enrollment and the last chance that individuals will have to sign up for coverage beginning in 2015.

The #ConnectHI pop-up shops are designed to help people who need affordable health insurance learn about the Hawai'i Health Connector, a health insurance marketplace where they can shop, compare and choose from a variety of health insurance plans to find the one that best suits their needs.

Open enrollment runs through February 15, 2015. For more information about the Hawai'i Health Connector, visit www.hawaiihealthconnector.com or call 1-877-628-5076.

Fill up your February with great events at Windward Mall

This month, Windward Mall gets ready to help shoppers kick their year into high gear. Usher in the Lunar New Year with a Chinese lion dance by Au Shaolin on Feb. 15 or watch your keiki light up with a Chinese New Year lantern craft activity at this month’s Kids World on Feb. 21. And music lovers won’t want to miss free concerts by Ron Artis on Feb. 16 and Taimane Gardner on Feb 28 – part of Windward Mall’s Concert in the Mall series, which runs throughout the year.

Windward Mall’s February activities include:

Monday – Sunday, February 2 – 15, Mall Hours: Aeropostale’s 7th Annual Teens for Jeans Event, Aeropostale

Kaimuki Library Hosts "Being Local in Hawaii" Author Event on Feb. 24

Kaimuki Library Hosts "Being Local in Hawaii" Author Event on Feb. 24

Meet “Being Local in Hawaii” author Julia Keiko Matsui Higa Estrella at Kaimuki Public Library on Tuesday, February 24 at 6:30 p.m.  The free presentation for adults will be conducted in the Adult Reading Section.

“Being Local in Hawaii: ‘Talking Story’ with Julia of Wahiawa: Inspirational Stories from the Heart of Aloha” presents the author’s life experiences and views on various areas that have affected her life including racism, ethnic identity, human longevity, and her first-hand experiences engaging in civil obedience.  She will read selections from her book and conduct a “talk story” session with participants during this one-hour program.

HUGS Announces 2015 Board of Directors

HUGS Announces 2015 Board of Directors

HONOLULUwww.hugslove.org- HUGS, a local non-profit helping families with seriously ill children statewide, today announced its 2015 HUGS Board of Directors officers, which includes Patrick Klein, President; Jason Higa, Past President; Christine Daleiden, President-Elect; Chason Ishii, Vice President; Wenli Lin, Vice President; Charles Loomis, Vice President; JoAnn Lumsden, Vice President; Bill Tobin, Vice President; Catha Combs, Secretary; and Franklin Tokioka II, Treasurer. 

 

Windward Mall Helps Shoppers Find Their “Fit”

No New Years resolution? No problem! For those thinking about how to improve their health and fitness in 2015 Windward Mall is hosting its first annual Health & Fitness Fair, Saturday, Jan. 31 from 12-4 p.m. at Center Court.

Shoppers can look forward to a variety of information on health and wellness from the YMCA of Honolulu and Camp Erdman, HMSA and American Cancer Society. Activities include free blood pressure tests by American Heart Association, diabetes risk screening from American Diabetes Association, free keiki identification, athletic demonstrations and zumba activities as well as product demos and sampling by Windward Mall retailers including GNC, RadioShack and Sports Authority. And while you’re there don’t forget to visit Center Court to enter to win a Fit Bit from Sports Authority.*

Kaiser Permanente’s Moanalua Medical Center Recognized Among America’s Best Hospitals For Obstetrics

Kaiser Permanente’s Moanalua Medical Center has received a 2015 Women’s Choice Award recognizing America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics by WomenCertified Inc. This evidence-based designation is the only award that identifies the country’s best health care institutions based on criteria that considers female patient satisfaction and clinical excellence.