Local government prepares for everyday emergencies. However, during a disaster, the number and scope of incidents increases dramatically and professional first responders may not be immediately available in all areas.
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program helps people to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations in their communities. This valuable course educates people about hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations. When emergencies happen, CERT members can give critical support to the professional first responders by providing immediate assistance to victims at a disaster site. Developing a disaster ready and resilient community starts with you!
CERT Basic Training is a six-day, 30-hour program, consisting of classroom instruction and field exercises. Sponsored by the Maui Civil Defense Agency, CERT is taught by Maui Fire Department instructors and is provided free of charge under a Homeland Security grant.
CERT classes are scheduled during the evenings and on Saturdays. The Lahaina class session will be held in March at Princess Nahienaena Elementary School at the following times:
3/5 Tuesday 6:00-9:30 p.m.
3/7 Thursday 6:00-9:30 p.m.
3/9 Saturday 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
3/12 Tuesday 6:00-9:30 p.m.
3/14 Thursday 6:00-9:30 p.m.
3/16 Saturday 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Upcoming training is scheduled in Kihei in May, Pukalani in July and Kahului in September.
For further information and to register for a CERT course, contact Maui Civil Defense at 270-7285 or email email@example.com.
WAILUKU, Maui, Hawai`i – The County of Maui is pleased to sponsor the “Better Choices – Better Health” workshop series from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on six Mondays from February 25 through April 8 (skips March 18) at Kaiser Maui Lani Conference Room in Wailuku.
Better Choices – Better Health is an evidence-based educational health aging program designed to help people manage their chronic conditions as well as their overall health through achievable action plans involving relaxation, nutrition, improved communication skills, medication management, exercise and more.
Participants receive a book, “Living a Healthy Life With Chronic Conditions,” and a relaxation CD, “Time for Healing.”
Cost is $10 for individuals age 60+ and for caregivers of any age. The cost is $35 for those under 60 years of age. Scholarships are available.
Call Jan Roberson at 270-8221 for more info or to register.
Hale Kau Kau, located in Kihei, has prepared and served 58.5% more meals than this time a year ago. The 14th Annual Fundraiser “Music Feeds the Soul” for Hale Kau Kau-feeding anyone who is hungry plus the homebound elderly, sick, and disabled –presents a Benefit Pa’ina (Delicious Dinner, Exciting Live & Silent Auctions, Fabulous Entertainment). With headliner Nathan Aweau, Hawaii’s Multi Na Hoku Hanohano Award Winner and Hawaii’s “Male Vocalist of the Year”. The event will take place at the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort on Saturday, March 2nd, 2013. For tickets, sponsorships, and program ads-call 808 875-8754 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Habitat for Humanity Maui is seeking volunteers to help with the Volunteer Exchange program on 4th Friday, 1/25/13 in Azeka Shopping Center-Mauka, Kihei.
Set Up Shift 2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. includes: closing off parking and entry areas, marking vendor stalls, distributing signs, setting up trash and recycle bins, setting up supplies, opening chairs and tables for entertainment and food areas, helping to direct vendors to assigned stalls, monitor driveways, and more.
Clean Up Shift 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. includes: collecting redemption containers and more.
Drink and meal provided to volunteers who sign up by 1/18/13.
Habitat for Humanity Maui will be selling water and soft drinks. 10 extra volunteers for set up help to defray fee.
Call 242-1140 or Cheryl@habitat-maui.org to arrange your volunteer shift with us!
Maui Matsuri co-chairs Kay Fukumoto, Yuki Lei Sugimura, Rodney Ryugo, and Brian Nagami invite the general public to attend a meeting on Tuesday, February 5 at the Wailuku Hongwanji Mission social hall at 7 p.m. to discuss the upcoming Maui Matsuri.
Those interested in volunteering for the kickoff event on May 4 and/or the 2-day event scheduled on May 11-12 are encouraged to attend. Food and craft vendors are also asked to attend to get information about booths.
The Hawai`i Tourism Authority (HTA) awarded a $17,500 grant to the Maui Matsuri to sponsor the festival. An estimated 10,000 people attended the two-day festival in 2012.
For general information about the Maui Matsuri, call the Maui Matsuri hotline at 283-9999. For information specifically about food and craft booths, call Priscilla Yamamura at 283-4253.
Do you care for a parent, spouse, friend, or someone living with you, in a care facility, or on another island, the mainland or in another country? If yes, the Powerful Tools for Caregivers class is designed to help you reduce stress, improve self-confidence, communicate feelings better, balance their lives, increase their ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources.
Classes consist of six sessions held once a week and lead by two experienced Class Leaders. Interactive lessons, discussions and brainstorming will help you take the “tools” you choose and put them into action for your life.
Our next class will be held on the UH Maui College Campus, Community Services Building on Saturday mornings, 9:30 – 11:30 from January 26 – March 2, 2013. The registration fee is $25, which is refunded to all those who complete the course.
Call Heather Greenwood at the UH Cooperative Extension office for additional information and to register: 244-3242 ext 222.
This program is made possible through funding by the Maui County Office on Aging and a Partnership between Maui County Office on Aging and the University of Hawaii Manoa Cooperative Extension. This program is accessible for individuals with disabilities. For information or to request an auxiliary aid or service, contact 244-3242 / TTY 800-222-1222 seven days before the workshop.
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