In September 2017, Kula No Nā Po‘e Hawai‘i (KULA) initiated the Papakōlea Kūpuna Community Care Network (KCCN) Project, creating a one-stop shop for kūpuna and their caregivers. The purpose of KCCN is to serve Papakōlea kūpuna and their caregivers through the establishment and operation of a community health care network. To date, 95 kūpuna and caregivers, received programmatic services, through participation in a huaka‘i (excursion), workshops, or receipt of direct health care services.
Led by Papakolea kumu hula, Hina Kamau'u, these weekly classes keep community members engaged and active through hula .
This community-school garden is located between R. L. Stevenson Middle School and Abraham Lincoln Elementary School and grows fruits & vegetables for Papakolea kupuna and families.
Founded by Somerset Kalama Makane'ole, Na Lomilomi O Papakolea is the longest-running, self-sustaining program at Kula no na Po'e Hawai'i. Community residents were trained by Uncle Kalama and joined other local lomi practitioners to offer free lomilomi every Thursday night. Na Lomilomi is currently led by Henry Foster and hopes to return to Papakolea Park as COVID-19 restrictions ease. Mahalo for your patience.