Caring for Our Kupuna: Building an Aging in Place Movement in Hawaii

With support from Hawaii Community Foundation, NFF provided deep financial advice to nine nonprofits that provide Aging in Place (AIP) services, programs that allow seniors to receive community support while remaining in the comfort of their own homes. And through their stories, an urgent picture has emerged. By 2050, the population of American citizens over the age of 65 is expected to more than double. It has become increasingly imperative that our sector join forces to meet the needs of our seniors, lovingly called 'kupuna' in Hawaii. Among the services that will need to be scaled, AIP programs play a unique role in Hawaii. Applying a four-part methodology, NFF developed a step-by-step strategy outlining what the social sector in Hawaii must do to meet the future well prepared, so that Hawaii’s kupuna can age with the care they deserve.