Networking/Learning Opportunities

Dr. Matteo Zallio: “ALS Residence should make resident feel he is outside even when indoors.”

24 April 2019, Kailua, HI.  Dr. Matteo Zallio presented a talk on “Lifelong housing design: user feedback evaluation of smart objects and accessible housing for older adults” yesterday, which Ronaele and I attended.  It was held at Gartley Hall 018 at the University of Hawaii.  Dr. Zallio is currently on Oahu as guest of the UH Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work (SSW) Center on Aging and the UH School of Architecture.  He is a Fulbright Researcher at Stanford…

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Mona Wood-Sword: PR for Non-profits

  April 9, 2019, Kailua, Hawaii.  Two years ago, Kathy O’Connor and I attended Mona Wood-Sword’s annual offering of the basics of Public Relations for non-profits.  For Kathy and me, public relations is a skill that we needed to have if we were to succeed as an organization relying on community help to achieve our mission.  We needed to get the word out there about ALSFH, along with a million other causes as deserving of attention as ours. We went…

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Presenting to Parish Health Ministries

24 March 2018, Kailua, HI.  Under the leadership of Bonnie Delos Santos, a registered nurse who recently retired from Cedar Sinai Hospital in California, the St. John the Apostle and Evangelist Health Ministry Committee is in charge of organizing activities that motivate the Church membership to be health-conscious as part of Catholic Christian living.  On Saturday, March 23, during the Committee’s monthly meeting, Divina Telan Robillard presented on ALS, the ALS Foundation of Hawaii, and Volunteer needs of the ALS…

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Learning Marketing Strategies from Ad Up Hawaii

10 March 2019, Kailua, HI.  On Saturday, March 2, Ad Up Hawaii held its culminating activity for its 5th Annual Ad Up Hawaii competition at Impact Hub. Every year, Ad Up – a non-profit which describes itself as an “an off-shoot of Kokua.org whose core mission has been bringing people together to support one another” – seeks to help other non-profits with their marketing concerns by providing a small grant award plus professional assistance with creating and implementing their marketing…

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