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Na Hoaloha –“loving friend” – is a community volunteer organization that provides compassionate support services to seniors so they can continue to live full and independent lives. As a community based organization that serves the aging population, Nā Hoaloha is committed to providing support to kupuna and persons with disabilities that will enable them to live independently and will enhance their quality of life. This is only possible through the devotion and compassion of our team of volunteers. Ranging in age from 16 to 96, volunteers with Nā Hoaloha can find just the right match to meet their schedules, interests, and talents. Our programs can be customized to fit your individual availability and interests. The intergenerational volunteer program provides an opportunity for young adults in high school to earn required community service hours. More importantly, these young men and women are gaining insight into the issues of aging and how their efforts make a difference. Nā Hoaloha supports our volunteers by providing training opportunities; celebrating achievements and successes; staying informed about issues affecting the aging population and how they impact the community; striving to make the assignment and reporting process more efficient; and by listening and caring about their needs.
In fiscal year July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015 our volunteers drove over 50,000 miles and donated 22,000 hours of service, made 2,784 telephone reassurance calls, and provided 33 families 2,142 respite hours.
“Working with my participant has enhanced my life greatly. This friendship has added so much joy to my life. Thank you, Na Hoaloha for the opportunity to be a volunteer.” “When I see the look on her face when I arrive for our visit, I know she is so happy to see me and that I make a difference in her life for just a little bit each week.” “My husband and I love helping the 3 participants. We include them with our activities and take pride in knowing they appreciate our friendship. We coordinate our busy schedules to give time since they place so much trust in us.” “The staff at Na Hoaloha is so compassionate and caring. They are angels.”