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‘Live Longer and Feel Better’ Event

December 5, 2016, 9:00 AM HST
* Updated November 30, 1:28 PM
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Big Island Now stock photo. Nov. 2016

Big Island Now stock photo. Nov. 2016

Hui Malama Ola Na ‘Oiwi will host a health and wellness event on Dec. 10, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the ILWU Hall in Hilo.

The “Live Longer and Feel Better” event will feature tips for healthy living through a local-style approach for all ages. Cultural demonstrations will be provided by community

Cultural demonstrations will be provided by community supporters Keahi Tajon of Umauma Fruit and Flowers, Lorna Puailihau, Kaohu Monfort-Chang, Mailelaulani Canario, and Uncle Sam and Aunty Edna Baldado on poi pounding, la‘au lapa‘au (medicinal plants), hula ola, kalo (taro) lessons and more.

Attendees will have an opportunity to get free health screenings to check vision, blood pressure, blood sugar and height/weight/BMI by the Vision Van and students of the UH-Hilo School of Nursing and the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy.

A drawing will be held for plants and other items. “It is always good to check on our health because

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“It is always good to check on our health because things can change at any time,” said Wanda Louis, RN, community health educator at Hui Malama Ola Na ‘Oiwi. “It is important to get regular checkups, maintain a healthy lifestyle and have good support in our lives to help us live better.”

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Hui Malama Ola Na ‘Oiwi has provided health-related education and support throughout Hawai‘i Island for over 25 years. For more

For more information, call 969-9220.

The ILWU Hall is located at 100 W Lanikaula St.

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