Announcements

Kauai's Seniors

Senior Island Wide Programs & Special Events

The Department of Parks and Recreation is committed to support the goals and interest of our Seniors.

Mission Statement: to provide a place that is welcoming, comfortable, safe and accessible for the senior population of Kauai to gather and pursue mutual interests, receive health and educational information and participate in social and recreational activities that will enhance their lives, support their independence and encourage their continued involvement in and with the community.


Senior Valentine Dance
Senior Citizen dance with Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. and fire fighters at the 2014 Valentines Party
The Senior Valentine Dance is one of the most enjoyable events for seniors, and is hosted by a different senior center each year. This exciting event includes great entertainment, ʻono food, and of course, lots of dancing!
 
Event Information:
Date: February 13th, 2015
Time: 9:00 am- 12:30 pm
Location: Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall

Senior Volunteer All-Star
Mayor Bernard P. Carvalho, Jr., Recreation Execuitve Cindy Duterte, Senior Programs Coordinator Melanie Okamoto take a picture with Senior Volunteer All Stars from Kapaa NC (6/19/13)
This year, the 1st Annual Senior Volunteer All-Star is being hosted by County of Kauai, Department of Parks and Recreation. Volunteer hours are accumulated and qualified seniors will gather for lunch, receive a certificate of recognition, win door prizes and gifts.
 
Event Information:
Date: TBA
Location: To be announced

Senior Fun Day
Two Senior Citizens from Kekaha Neighborhood center focus on lawnbowling (9/6/13)
This is an awesome event where seniors from all neighborhood centers throughout the island get together to play games, enjoy live entertainment, and build stronger relationships with each other. Some games include: horse shoe, Portuguese horse shoe, tic-tac-toe, lawn bowling, and bingo. The County of Kauai Parks and Recreation, Elderly Affairs, and the Kauai Fire Department have all helped in making this special event a success.
 
Event Information:
Date: September 4th, 2015
Location: Lydgate

Arts & Craft, Food & Entertainment Fair
Seniors sell their wares at the annual food and craft fair
Every year, the seniors from all neighborhood centers throughout the island look forward to showing off all of their skills including: cooking, sewing, singing, dancing, and many others. This event is a great opportunity for our community to see and experience what our seniors can create. Family and friends are encouraged to attend this event!
 
Event Information:
Date: October 24th, 2015
Location: Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall

Other Senior Activities & Classes
At neighborhood centers throughout the island, these are some of the activities offered weekly:
  • Aquatics
  • Art
  • Ukulele
  • Bonsai
  • Wellness
  • Country Line Dance
  • Filipino Dance
  • Tai Chi
  • Hanafuda
  • Pickleball
  • Yoga
  • Quilting
  • Weight Training
  • Sewing
  • Drummercise
  • Crafts
  • Hula
  • Zumba
  • Japanese Dance
  • Many others...
photo of seniors A Youth Volunteer serves lunch to a Senior Volunteers at the County of Kauai, Parks and Recreation Senior Volunteer All Star Event (6/19/13) Seniors show off their Hanafuda attire with Parks and Recreation senior coordinator Melanie Okamoto and Hanafuda Hawaii Style Helen Nakano (4/4/13) Mayor Bernard J. Carvalho, Director of Parks and Recreations Lenny Rapozo and Firefighters dance with seniors at the 2013 Senior Valentines Party (2/8/13)

Interested in joining our Senior Program?

If you are interested in joining our senior program or would like a monthly senior calendar, contact the Neighborhood Center closest to you.

The Senior Programs organizes opportunities for those seniors who wish to participate in only some of the programs provided.  We encourage any level of participation.  We also welcome receiving suggestions for new programs that will encourage seniors to become members.  We are also always on the lookout for new Senior instructors.

You may also contact Melanie Okamoto at mokamoto@kauai.gov or call 241-4462.

Neighborhood Centers

Kekaha 337-1671
Waimea 338-1122
Kaumakani 335-5770
Hanapepe 335-3731
Kalaheo 332-9770
Koloa 742-1313
Lihue 241-6858
Kapaa 822-1931
Kilauea 828-1421

Senior Programs

Senior Valentines Party!! 

 

The County of Kauai, Department of Parks and Recreation will host Senior centers from around Kauai for its annual senior valentines party on Friday, February 12, 2016.                 

A Kilaue Senior member showing off her Mardi Gras outfit at the annual senior valentines party  Senior Citizens from around Kauai enjoy the annual senior valentines party  Senior dancing at the 2014 Valentines Party Senior Citizens show off there Mardi Gras masks at the annual valentines party