HOSA at HPD’s Kupuna Wellness Fair

Lauren Vierra, Student Life

Kalani seniors Bailey Miyashiro and Kaylyn Hara of Future Health Professionals will coordinate a booth at the Hawaii Police Department’s Kupuna Wellness Fair on Thursday, Dec. 5. 

Eight HOSA students will man the booth, advising kupuna about good health and nutrition, and taking their blood pressure.  

Second-year student Miyashiro appreciates the opportunity to work with the elderly and those with higher health risks. Working with kupuna enables her to reflect on the health of her own family members.  

“I don’t stay in touch with my grandparents very much,” Miyashiro said. “I don’t know how they keep in shape.”

Kalani’s HOSA has been attending the event for the past three years. This year they will have pamphlets encouraging healthy living and a game wheel with a list of prizes including peppermint balls, fruit snacks, and homemade fans. 

HOSA’s mission is to ensure first- and second-year Health Academy students are confident in taking blood pressure and communicating with kupuna. The Kupuna Wellness Fair allows students to get real-life practice and experience. 

The HOSA students encourage you to come out and bring the Kapuna in your life to learn more and support the school’s students.