Ola Lokahi Newsletter – June 2017Posted on Jun 7, 2017 in Ola Lokahi
Message From the Director
It’s hard to believe that the year is nearly halfway over. So far, 2017 has been a busy year for our department but with your dedication and hard work, we have been able to meet the many challenges that have come our way. Open the attached newsletter pdf to read more.
Preparing for 2017 Hurricane Season
Meteorologists say Hawaii could see more hurricanes this year if El Nino conditions continue to develop. If so, families should prepare sooner rather than later for hurricane season in Hawaii, which runs from June 1 through November 30. Open the attached newsletter pdf to read more.
Governor’s Awards Ceremony Honors DOH Employees
Several DOH employees were honored for outstanding work performance at the 2017 Governor’s Awards Ceremony held May 18 at the State House of Representatives Chamber. Open the attached newsletter pdf to read more.
Preventing Senior Falls at Home
Falling is painful enough for most people but for the elderly, a simple fall can lead to often debilitating and even life-threatening injuries. To reduce the number of fall-related injuries and fatalities among Hawaii’s seniors, the State Department of Health is launching its Senior Fall Prevention Awareness Campaign from June 16 through August 30. Open the attached newsletter pdf to read more the cases statewide.
DOH Employees Extend Aloha to Hawaii Foodbank
Every day in Hawaii, thousands of seniors, immigrants, veterans and families rely on the Hawaii Food Bank for Meals. They need for assistance is unrelenting. Last year, the Food Bank distributed over 12.8 million pounds of food to people in need. Open the attached newsletter pdf to read more the cases statewide.