Albao, Kasperek named outstanding seniors

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Kaua‘i Executive on Aging Kealoha Takahashi leads “Hawai‘i Aloha” with the county’s Outstanding Older Americans and friends, including Janice Bond, Reiko Matsuyama, Gerald Ako, Sofia Castro, Martin Costales, Greg Iten, Coleen Kasperek, Aida Padilla-Cruz, Jan Sueoka, Sandy Takaezu, County Councilmembers Mason Chock and Felicia Cowden Friday to wrap up Older American Month festivities at the Lihu‘e Civic Center Mo‘ikeha Building rotunda.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Beverly Gotelli of the State Policy Advisory Board for Elder Affairs presents Gerald Ako, standing in for male winner Timothy Albao, with a special Older American medallion Friday during the Older American Month festivities at the Lihu‘e Civic Center Mo‘ikeha Building rotunda.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Coleen Kasperek gets congratulations and a lei from state Rep. Nadine Nakamura Friday after county Finance Department Director Reiko Matsuyama, standing in for Mayor Derek Kawakami, announced Kasperek as the female Kaua‘i Outstanding Older American.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Kaua‘i’s Outstanding Older Americans nominees and friends, seated from left Greg Iten; Gerald Ako, who nominated and represented Timothy Albao; Sofia Castro; Martin Costales; Coleen Kasperek; Jan Sueoka; Sandy Takaezu and Aida Padilla-Cruz (missing are Lydia Rebugio and Sonia Song), are recognized for their contributions and impact to the community by government officials and the county Agency on Elderly Affairs Friday at the Lihu‘e Civic Center Mo‘ikeha Building rotunda. Standing behind them from left are state Rep. Nadine Nakamura, County Councilmembers Arryl Kaneshiro, Bernard Carvalho, Luke Evslin, KipuKai Kuali‘i and Mason Chock, Kealoha Takahashi of the county Agency on Elderly Affairs, Beverly Gotelli of the State Policy Advisory Board for Elder Affairs, and Reiko Matsuyama, director of the county Finance Department.

LIHU‘E — State Rep. Nadine Nakamura, representing Kaua‘i’s legislative team, knows first-hand the impact older Americans have in the communities they live in.

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