When aging, take steps to prevent sarcopenia

Getting old seems like a distant concern for people under 40. If over forty, the aging process starts to register a little bit more and over 50, many aspects of the aging process become a glaring reality.

Happy Camper for Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Kudos to Denise Ching and Lily Williams who flew in for Honolulu to help coordinate the Career Expo (Cherie Cabading was able to work the Times Supermarket table, and still make it to the KIF football game!) at the Kukui Grove Center.

Happy Camper for Monday, October 8, 2018

Edwin Vea (he’s got the Beach House craft fair Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Poipu) scored some of the Waimea Senior Center temari holiday ornaments (Melanie Okamoto was able to get some for her Christmas tree too), and Sumako Ichimasa got Marian Ogata one of the adenium bonsai from the annual Senior Food and Craft Fair (kudos to Na Kupuna Council and the county Department of Parks and Recreation in presenting this event) Saturday at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall in Lihue.

Happy Camper for Sunday, October 7, 2018

Kudos to Tiffany Dick and the Aloha Dance Studio on opening the 2018 edition of Freaky Fridays at Kukui Grove Center (Tiffany said one of the zombies even scared Melissa McFerrin-Warrack!). The event is a unique Halloween event helping raise funds for the Aloha Dance Studio off- island competitions while providing shoppers at the mall a nice change of pace.

Births for Sunday, October 7, 2018

• Alessandra Kahula Grace Newman • Hayla Kiara Averie Akau • Mehana Pu‘uwaialohaokalani Munoz-Kuwamura • Liliana Marie Leibbrand • Kawelo Suien Higa

Talk Story with Fran Nestel

Fran Nestel continues performing with the Kauai Chorale and in Kauai Voices. She recently returned from a singing tour to Cuba with Kauai Voices, sang a solo during the chorale’s production of “Carmina Burana,” placed third in her category at this year’s Mokihana Festival, and dances hula.

Happy Camper for Friday, October 5, 2018

Wow! Kudos to all those who are observing October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month (the Kauai Interscholastic Federation volleyball officials all have pink whistles and lanyards; Kapaa and Waimea high school girls are in pink warmups, and there is still more to find). Edie Ignacio Neumiller got the county Department of Water to do pink, and Alden Alayvilla said the Historic County Building is lit up in pink (so is that shopping stop in Kapaa across Otsuka’s) for October.