Educational Series

The need to feel connected is more important than ever. Our Navian Hawaii Community Connect Educational Series was designed to connect caregivers with community partners and resources to address a variety of topics from care planning to self-care to specialized care.

Our one-hour webinars are open to anyone who provides care to someone with a chronic or disabling health condition, whether you are family, a friend or a professional caregiver. The monthly series provides valuable guidance, strategies and resources from experts within the community.

Upcoming Speakers:

Preventing Caregiver Burnout

APRIL 22, 2021, 10:00 am HST 
This event has been rescheduled to April 27, 2021, 10:00 am HST

Presentation Summary

This presentation will cover some practical tips in managing caregiver burnout, offer some suggestions in minimizing factors that lead to burnout and help you reframe the role of caregiving in a way you may not have considered.

Speaker: Gary Powell (The Caregiver Foundation)
Gary A. Powell and his wife founded The Caregiver Foundation to provide practical and emotional support for caregivers and individuals needing care. The foundation provides services ranging from daily money management to complete caregiving coordination services, conservatorship and guardianship services, and various educational outreach within the community.


Home Care vs. Home Health

MAY 20, 2021, 10:00 – 11:00 am HST

Presentation Summary

This webinar will provide information on the difference between home health and home care and how to navigate through the qualifications, decisions and steps needed to get care in the home for yourself or your loved one.

Speaker: Corinne Suzuka, RN, BSN, MA (CareResource Hawaii)
Corinne Suzuka is currently the Administrator of CareResoure Hawaii. Formed in 1996 as a Joint Venture between the Kuakini Health Systems and The Queen’s Health System, CareResource Hawaii provides home health and home care on Oahu and has home care on Molokai and the Island of Hawaii. Ms. Suzuka has worked in Home Health, Home Care or Hospice for 35 years. Being a nurse in the home has allowed me to give one-to-one care in the home, learn from the patients’ and families’ struggles, and keep them at home safely. Families who care for loved ones in their home are strong, resourceful and competent but sometimes they need community assistance and that is why many agencies are here, to assist the patient or the families.


Understanding & Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior

June 17, 2021, 10:00 – 11:00 am HST

Presentation Summary

Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways people living with dementia communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage.

The Alzheimer’s Association will go over how to decode behavioral messages, identify common triggers, and teach strategies to help manage some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.

Speaker: Tonya Hammond-Tullis (Alzheimer’s Association)


Webinar Archive:

Caregiving during COVID-19

Speaker: Dr. Lawren Love (Navian Hawaii)
Speaker: Daniel Heathcock, LCSW (Navian Hawaii)

Presentation Summary

Dr. Lawren Love and Daniel Heathcock, LCSW will share practical tips for caregiving during the pandemic. What type of COVID-19 response plan should you have in place? Is the COVID-19 vaccine right for you and your family? Learn how to reduce transmission, stay healthy, and avoid burnout.

Medicare 101

Speaker: Frank Appel (AARP)

Presentation Summary

The webinar will discuss the basics of Medicare, what is covered and what isn’t, what expected costs can be, how to enroll, and the many decisions that enrollees can make about how to receive Medicare benefits.

Estate Planning

Speaker: Kimberly Koide Iwao, Esq. (KKI Law)

Presentation Summary

In this webinar, learn about the importance of estate planning and how it benefits your loved ones. Kimberly and her team will also discuss revocable living trusts, wills, advance health care directives, power of attorneys, probate, and more. Interested in completing your estate plan? Learn about a free estate planning clinic for qualified individuals.