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Helpful Resources

Financial Assistance

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WSDCC Tuition Assistance Program

WSDCC was gifted funds through 2026 for the Kūpuna Aging in Place grant to provide daycare tuition assistance to qualifying low-to-moderate-income families. Eligible participants are notified upon enrollment and can receive up to half off our normal daily rates. Interested in learning more or to see if you qualify? Contact us here.

Financial Aid & Care Resources for Long Term Senior Care

Visit the 'Paying for Senior Care' website for eligibility and benefits information for over 300 programs that help pay for or reduce the cost of caring for an elderly loved one. Learn how to access and use Government Programs, Insurance Coverage, Private Assistance, and Personal Property. Access the website here. 

Transportation Services

The Handi-Van


The Handi-Van is a public transit service for persons with disabilities who are unable to use the City's bus service.


Eligibility requirements, scheduling, and more info can be accessed here

Support Groups & Other Resources

Friendly Voice (AARP)

Sometimes, just hearing a friendly voice on the other end of the line can help in challenging times. Trained AARP Friendly Voice volunteers will provide a call to say hello.  

Learn more here

Alzheimer's Association of Hawaii

The association provides support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers, including caregiver training and support groups.

Learn more here

Or Call: 808-591-2771 

The Caregiver Foundation (TCF)

TCF is a local nonprofit that provides daily money management for older people disabled adults and their caregivers. It also offers guardianship for individuals who can no longer manage their day-to-day affairs and decisions.

Learn more here

Or Call: 808-625-3782

University of Hawaii Elder Law Program (UHELP)

UHELP provides help with advance health care directives, simple wills, powers of attorney, basic information about planning for incapacity, and public benefits and counseling related to elder abuse, caregiving and guardianship/ conservatorship.


Learn more here

Or Call: 808-956-6544 

Seniors' Guide to Cancer

Age is the most significant risk factor for developing cancer. In fact, people 65 and older comprise 60% of all cancer patients. To raise awareness, recently published a Seniors' Guide to Cancer that covers topics like wellness tips, the importance of seeing a doctor, and preventive measures:

Access the online guide here

Guide to Mesothelioma 

Seniors account for about 80% of mesothelioma diagnoses, reflecting the disease's long latency period of 20 to 50 years post-exposure. Recognizing risk factors and the importance of early detection is crucial. To support this, the Mesothelioma Center has compiled a helpful guide to mesothelioma.


Access the guide here "Guide To Sexual Health & STDs in Retirement Homes" is a leading senior care resource for family caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones. regularly publishes helpful resources, including the one featured here on sexual health—which is not just an issue for younger generations.


Access the guide here.    Or visit the website: "A Caregiver's Guide to Coping with Stress and Burnout" 

If you’re caring for an older loved one, you know how easy it is to prioritize their well-being over your own. However, over time this tendency can lead to caregiver burnout, characterized by symptoms like chronic stress, depression, trouble sleeping and worsened physical health.  If you think you’re facing caregiver burnout, we can help. This guide will walk you through the symptoms of caregiver burnout, ways to recover and where you can get additional support. 

Access the guide here.    Or visit the website:

Pacific Medical Training: "Aging and Health: Conditions, Effects, Lifestyle." 

This article delves into various facets of aging, exploring prevalent conditions, their effects, and practical lifestyle strategies to promote vitality and longevity. Pacific Medical Training crafted this piece to offer valuable insights and actionable advice tailored to the specific needs and interests of seniors.

Access the guide here.    


Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

WSDCC participates in a federal food program called the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) which enables us to make meals available to enrolled children/clients at no separate charge. 

View more information and income guidelines for this program here.


Have a Good Resource Suggestion?

We're always looking for helpful resources for our caregivers and kūpuna. If you have a suggestion for a reputable resource to include in our list, please let us know.

Simply fill out our contact form here

Or call: 808-261-4947 / email us:

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