Partners

“Give ALOHA” to ALSFH #78937, by September 30!

September 23, 2019, Kailua, HI.  The annual “Give Aloha” Campaign of Foodland and Western Union Foundation in Hawaii started September 1st to continue the legacy of founder, Maurice “Sully” Sullivan of giving back to the community.  Sully’s Foundation matches individual contributions, dollar for dollar, up to $249.  Foodland gives more than $250,000 annually to non-profits that participate in the program. For the second time in a row, ALSFH signed up to participate in the  program. To donate to ALSFH, one simply…

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Mahalo Nui Loa to Oahu Nursery Growers Association!

September 14, 2019, Honolulu, HI.   The Oahu Nursery Growers Association (ONGA) once again has proven that it not only plants flora and foliage, it also plants goodwill in the community.  The 8-member hui of nursery growers holds an annual plant sale from which it donates a portion of the proceeds.  At this year’s event, on September 7 (Saturday) and 8 (Sunday), 2019, ALSFH was its designated beneficiary.  The weekend sale was held at the Washington Middle School cafeteria on S. King Street.       During the…

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Follow-up Meeting with Lieutenant Governor Josh Green

May 11, 2019, Honolulu, HI.  A follow-up meeting following the short encounter with Lieutenant Governor (LG) Josh Green on Friday of the Governor Proclamation was intensely gratifying to those who were present: Shaun Brewer, an Army veteran with ALS; Brandi, his paid caregiver; Katherine O’Connor, ALSFH Treasurer, and I. In the hour-long meeting at the LG’S comfortable meeting room with a wall-long stunning view of downtown Honolulu, we discussed the different options for location and sponsorship for an ALS Hale…

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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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Partnering with St. Francis Healthcare on ALS Caregiver Training

March 10, 2019, Kailua, HI. By invitation of Maylynn Wong, Manager of the St. Francis Healthcare Family Caregiver Training Programs, Divina Telan Robillard and partners, Shaun and Renee Brewer, presented a two-hour session of “Care and Perspectives: ALS Care” last Saturday, March 2, 9-11 am at Weinberg Bldg. St. Francis Healthcare provides caregiver training to the community for a small fee, on different aspects of caregiving at home.  Late last year, Wong, Telan Robillard and Katherine O’Connor discussed offering ALS caregiving…

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Soderholm Mobility First Company Sponsor of Bowling Fundraiser

Soderholm Mobility’ President Denise Soderholm personally emailed her company’s acceptance of ALSFH invitation to be a sponsor of the Bowling fundraiser set for November 10, Saturday at Pali Lanes in Kaliua. Denise Soderholm emailed, “Your ALS Foundation Pali Lanes notice arrived today – and, actually made my day, while I won’t be in town, it sure sounds fun!!” Denise will be in the mainland for “specialized PT treatment” and has assigned son, Gus, to be their team leader. In February,…

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ALSFH presents at PNA-Hawaii Outreach Class and United Caregivers’ Inservice Training

As part of community outreach and promotion of ALS Awareness, ALSFH President Divina Telan Robillard presented at two separate events yesterday, October 13. The Philippine Nurses Association-Hawaii has been holding a community outreach program of a total 10 classes, every Saturday, on different aspects of heart care entitled “Healthy Heart, Healthy Family” program, starting last  October 6 at the St. John the Apostle and Evangelist Church in Mililani.  Robillard presented on “Get Energized: Exercises for a Healthy Heart,” which included…

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