Our Healthy Lifestyles Coordinator, Dan Kaneko, recently returned from an internship with the Osaka YMCA. In this blog entry, he shares with us what he's learned, all the fun experiences he's had, and why he would recommend this internship to others!
Hisashiburi desu ne - I recently returned from a 3-month trip abroad spent working for the Osaka YMCA and also exploring Japan and other Asian countries. My adventure abroad was full of new experiences, cultural exchanges, valuable friendships, and memories that will last a lifetime.
At the YMCA, we believe our communities are stronger when everyone feels welcome and we work together for the common good.
Created by YMCA of the USA’s national partner Welcoming America, Welcoming Week, which takes place each year in September, celebrates the growing movement of communities that fully embrace new Americans and their contributions to the social fabric of our country.
Even though Welcoming Week at the Y is once a year, we strive to be inclusive and celebrate diversity always.
At the Kaimuki Y, one of the main ways our inclusivity is practiced is through the harmonious existence of multiple generations at our branch. We are unique, as we have been a neighbor in this community for over 70 years. Many of our members (and several of our staff) have been with us since days of their youth. They've participated in Youth and Learn to Swim programs, participated in Judo, and much more. Now, we see them bringing not just their kids, but grandkids as well. Kupuna and keiki alike carry the Kaimuki Y in their hearts as their home-away-from-home, as their Y-Ohana. It goes without saying that we have a very strong senior population at the Y; strong in numbers, but in community as well.
We always strive to do better and the work of inclusion and diversity that Y's all over the world are doing inspires us. Watch the video below to see how the YMCA celebrates Welcoming Week!
Work out with a friend at the Kaimuki Y on Open House day: Saturday Aug 25
Get a "Free Pass for 1 "Friend" at the Kaimuki YMCA and give it to your family and friends. They get to join exercise classes OR workout at the gym on Saturday, August 25 for free.
9:15am - 10:15am Bodyworks
10:30am - 11:00am Zumba
10:30am - 11:00am Talk by Contour Spa Hawaii
11:15am - 12:00pm Yoga
On the same day, your friends and family can also
Enjoy this short, seated Pilates exercise for those with Arthritis.
Continue to join our free Senior Learning Seminars! More info at our Facebook page.
- 1/2 cup poi
- 2 tablespoons cold water (optional)
- 2 teaspoons honey (or other natural sweetener, ex: agave)
- 1/2 cup coconut milk or yogurt of choice
1. Mix poi and water. Add honey or agave. Blend well.
2. Pour 1/2 poi mixture into the bottom of serving container (ex. mason jar, bowl)
3. Layer with 1/2 of coconut milk, granola and fruit of choice.
4. Repeat - poi, coconut milk, granola and fruit of choice.
Makes 1 serving.
Want to learn the Hawaiian story behind poi? Read in the file below!
At the Kaimuki Y, we believe in exercising the right to choose and be heard -
so we're going to be volunteering ourselves this Primary Election by
servicing a Polling Center - specifically Aina Haina Elementary.
Volunteering for Primary Elections
August 11, 2018 Saturday
Aina Haina Elementary School Cafeteria
You may sign up for morning shift or afternoon shift
VOLUNTEERS MUST BE:
At least 16 years old
A registered voter
Voter Assistance Officials
*There will be training.
Please let us know through this Form.
We'll be updating the page with more information about training dates, etc.
Click "Read more" to see the role descriptions and info for voter registration.
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