Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities

As Hawai‘i’s aging population grows, it’s important that seniors be able to maintain their independence in the community and avoid premature institutionalization. Catholic Charities Hawai‘i provides a wide range of senior services that are designed to provide in-home and community based services such as transportation assistance, friendly home visiting and escort services, counseling on affordable housing options, case management for elders and caregivers, exercise and wellness activities, medication management education, travel training, and volunteer opportunities.

In addition, Catholic Charities Hawai‘i also provides employment services to assist Medicaid eligible individuals with developmental disabilities to enter the competitive workplace and increase their self sufficiency.

O‘ahu:
  • Lanakila Multi Purpose Senior Center
    Our community center provides recreation, continuing education, health promotion, social services, and volunteer opportunities for seniors ages 60 and older. Phone: (808) 847-1322
  • Case Management
    Our services in this area include professional counseling for psychological and social problems, assessment of needs, bereavement counseling, service coordination, and advocacy.
  • In-Home and Community-Based Supportive Services
    Available to seniors ages 60 and over, services include friendly home visiting and escort services.
  • Travel Training
    Free one-on-one training for seniors who wish to use TheBus for some or all of their trips. This includes seniors who may already be bus riders but want to learn to use TheBus to get to new locations.
  • Housing Assistance Program
    We provide seniors, ages 60 and older, with counseling on affordable housing options, and also provide affordable shared housing for seniors (62 years and older). We also maintain the O‘ahu Housing Guide as an excellent resource for seniors who are able to do their own housing search.
  • Premium Senior Services
    A fee-based alternative for seniors, offering individual case management, housecleaning, light meal prep, companionship, grocery shopping and errand or transportation services.
  • Transportation Services
    We provide island-wide, curb-to-curb, and door-to-door transportation for seniors ages 60 and older for medical appointments, benefit appointments, group dining sites, group excursions and group shopping. 
  • Developmental Disabilities Waiver Services
    Employment Services for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities - helps individuals with developmental disabilities find and maintain competitive employment, and other in-home services. Must be Medicaid eligible (see government referral service)

Statewide:

  • Medication Management Program
    Seniors can participate in educational group sessions on proper medication management and one-on-one medication screenings to prevent misuse of medication.


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