Research and Practical Work in Aging Studies. Current Projects (2020):
Hawaii Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative - The ADI-SSS plans to strengthen the dementia-capability of Hawaii’ s communities by expanding person-centered practices that enable people with dementia and their families greater access to a continuum of long-term services and supports (LTSS) into the future. The project will accomplish this goal by building the capacity of professionals and organizations, as well as improving coordination between LTSS service providers.
Honolulu’s Age-Friendly City Initiative - Major Goal: Consultants for the Honolulu as an Age-Friendly City Initiative, backed by the Mayor and World Health Organization. Providing research, coordination, and facilitation for the initiative with the goal of producing an Action Plan report.
One Mile Project Class - Major Goal: To provide curriculum support, content expertise, evaluation of the Iolani School class called the One Mile Project. The curriculum includes analysis of aging issues and using design thinking to develop proposals to help older adults in the community.
Restructuring Adult Protective Services - Major Goal: To conduct a needs assessment, evaluation, and develop core curriculum, and quality assurance measures for Adult Protective Services, Hawaii Department of Human Services.