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:

Prevent Healthcare Fraud & Abuse

August 12, 2021, 10:00 – 11:00 am HST

Presentation Summary

Healthcare fraud and abuse against older adults is an increasingly rampant problem. Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) Hawaii Director, Norma Kop, will provide you with the information needed to protect against being a target of Medicare scams.

Speaker: Norma Kop (Senior Medical Patrol Hawaii)


Self-Care to Better Care for your Child

September 14, 2021, 10:00 – 11:00 am HST

Presentation Summary

Gabby Gouveia, Executive Director & Co-Founder of ‘Let Grace In’ will share through her own personal testimony, survival tips she has learned during the heartbreaking task of being the caregiver for a child with chronic illness. Gabby will share her journey through Grayson’s cancer diagnosis, treatment, death, and living fully in the life she has now as a grieving mother with 2 living daughters, as a wife, as a registered nurse and an advocate for grieving ohana.

Speaker: Gabby Gouveia (Let Grace In)


Webinar Archive:

Advanced Care Planning

Speaker: Hope Young (Kokua Mau) 

Presentation Summary

Talk story with Hope Young, Advance Care Coordinator at Kokua Mau, about how to have meaningful conversations with loved ones about healthcare decisions.

Understanding & Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior

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

Presentation Summary

Tonya Hammond-Tullis from 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.

Home Care vs. Home Health

Speaker: Corinne Suzuka, RN, BSN, MA (CareResource Hawaii)

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.

Preventing Caregiver Burnout

Speaker: Gary Powell (The Caregiver Foundation)

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.

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.