Hawaii attracts senior citizens and retirees in disproportionately large numbers. This could be due partly because of its warm climate and natural beauty; just what a retired person would want. It could also be because of Hawaii’s friendly, tightly-knit community that provides a support network for the senior citizens. It could also be because the large number of senior citizens attracts services and health care, which then in turn attract even more senior citizens.
Whatever the reason, retirees weren’t moving to the island of Kauai, Hawaii for its health fairs. In fact, health fairs were relatively unknown on the oldest populated island in the Hawaiian Islands.
The County of Kauai is hosting its very first health fair, part of what will become an annual event put together by the various health care companies and organizations on Kauai.
The county’s health fair will be held on September 14th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Lihue Civic Center is located on Rice Street right before the Lihue Public Park (just past the intersection of Rice Street and Kuhio Highway. The exact address is 4444 Rice Street, Lihue, HI, 96766. The fair is being sponsored by the Anti-drug Office of the County of Kauai as part of the U.S. National Alcohol and Drug Recovery Month.
According to The Garden Island, the following nine Kauai community groups, organizations and companies have already registered to be part of the county’s health fair:
Alu Like (a local Hawaiian non-profit organization)
The Alzheimber’s Association
The Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii
The Department of Liquor Control
The Kauai County Agency on Elderly Affairs
There are several hospitals and health-care providers that are probably going to be attending the event, but have no registered yet. Wilcox Medical Clinic is the island’s main hospital and named after the Wilcox family, a wealthy family that traces its routes to the beginnings of Kauai’s westernization. Other health-care providers on the island include Hawai Home Health Care, Kauai Veterans Memorial Clinic, Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital, and Kauai Medical Clinic. There are also numerous optometrists and other medical specialists, as well as a booming natural health ecosystem that includes acupuncturists an homeopaths. There is also an explosive growth of New Age medical care on the north shore of the island that incorporates experimental treatments using things such as crystals to boost health.
More information about the county’s first annual health fair, as well as information about the County of Kauai’s other health- and drug-related events and resources, please see their official website at the following address: