The Graying of Hawaii

Media Release

The Graying of Hawaii, an independently produced documentary on Hawaii’s elder care crisis, will make its television broadcast premiere on PBS Hawaii in a special episode of the station’s live public affairs show— Insights on PBS Hawaii —Thursday, June 18th, at 7:30 p.m.

Produced by Marc Delorme and Audrey Kubota, the 56-minute-long independent documentary takes a hard look at long-term care, aging-in-place, family caregiving, and the need for government agencies that serve seniors and their caregivers to prepare for the enormous demographic growth of our elder population.

According the filmmakers, “the State of Hawaii has one of the fastest growing aging populations.  The long-term care crisis is already here, with a shortage of nursing home beds and a lack of services enabling senior citizens to ‘age-in-place’ at home.”

State of Hawaii and City and County of Honolulu officials who deal with these and other issues related to elder care were asked to be interviewed for the documentary, but declined.  PBS Hawaii will give the State and City a chance to tell their sides of the story in a live panel discussion that will immediately follow the broadcast of the film.  Insights host Dan Boylan will moderate.

As is the case with all Insights on PBS Hawaii shows, viewers are invited to call, e-mail, or “twitter” in their questions and comments about the topic.

With the film and the live panel discussion, Insights on PBS Hawaii : The Graying of Hawaii will run a full two hours.  The two hour program will repeat on PBS Hawaii Friday June 19th at 10:30 p.m. and Sunday June 21st at 3:00 p.m.

Here is the PBS Hawaii Twitter Account

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2 Responses

  1. I did not see the show, but if you were a “young buck or buckette” why would you come home to Hawaii to fulfill your dream. High taxes and too much government. How about some tax reductions, elimination of governmental red-tape. Let the private sector loose and you will see Hawaii get younger.

  2. I just hope that when my time comes for long term care, that I can somehow get it at home

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