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:

Caregiving during COVID-19

JANUARY 20, 2021, 10:00 am HST

Speaker: Dr. Lawren Love (Navian Hawaii)
Dr. Lawren Love is a Hospice Physician at Navian Hawaii, providing patient care and staff education. She has been an integral part of Navian Hawaii’s COVID-19 response; creating internal algorithms for PPE use, implementing return to work policies and visitor protocols, and working in conjunction with local healthcare organizations. She also serves as a Clinical Instructor with the Department of Geriatric Medicine at the John A. Burns Schools of Medicine and as a Physician Informaticist and Hospitalist at Queen’s Medical Center. Dr. Love received her medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Speaker: Daniel Heathcock, LCSW (Navian Hawaii)
Daniel Heathcock, LCSW is a Bereavement Counselor at Navian Hawaii. Daniel has over a decade of experience working with older adults and specialized in Gerontology while obtaining his MSW from University of Houston. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has worked as a hospice social worker, grief counselor, and mental health provider.

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

FEBRUARY 18, 2021, 10:00 am HST

Speaker: Frank Appel (AARP)
Frank Appel spent a 45-year career in healthcare working in academic institutions, hospitals and in health insurance companies to improve the quality of healthcare. He retired as the Chief Quality Officer at AlohaCare, a Medicaid and Medicare Advantage health plan, and is a past president of the National Association for Healthcare Quality. In retirement, he enjoys helping seniors navigate the complexities of our healthcare system.

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

MARCH 18, 2021, 10:00 am HST

Speaker: Kimberly Koide Iwao, Esq. (KKI Law)
Kimberly Koide Iwao, Esq. was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, and practices in the areas of employment law, civil litigation, estate planning and business formation. She was formerly a Partner at the law firm of Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel, LLLP, one of Hawaii’s largest and most prestigious law firms. Thereafter, she served as in-house counsel and business executive at ProService Hawaii and Waterhouse, Inc., where she led the companies’ compliance departments. Ms. Iwao holds Martindale-Hubbell’s highest possible rating (AV Preeminent) in both legal ability and professional ethics, based on ratings submitted by peers with personal knowledge of Ms. Iwao’s work, reputation, and integrity. She also received the highest possible rating (Platinum Client Champion) based on ratings submitted by her clients.

In addition to managing her own private practice, Ms. Iwao is a full-time faculty member at Kapiolani Community College in the Legal Education Program, and is also a Lecturer in Law at the University of Hawaii Richardson School of Law. She is currently a doctoral student at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in the Learning Design and Technology department.

Community service and pro bono legal work is also Ms. Iwao’s passion. Ms. Iwao serves as a director on the board of the Physician’s Exchange of Honolulu, and is the founder of the Kapiolani Community College Legal Education Program’s Estate Planning Clinic, which provides pro bono legal services, and was the recipient of the Wo Learning Champions Change Agent Honorable Mention recognition.

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.