Giving Care - A Poet's Caregiving Journey, Featuring Frances Kakugawa

Saturday, Nov 13, 2021
From 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Hawaii Time


Contact: Jackie Boland

This event is full.

 Celebrate National Family Caregiver Month!


A Poet's Caregiving Journey

Featuring Frances Kakugawa

(on Zoom)

Come, laugh, shout, whimper, weep, or remain silent and listen as award winning author, Frances Kakugawa shares her poetry, humor and experiences to tell us about how she rose above the burden of caregiving and found meaning and dignity in caring for her mother, who had Alzheimer’s disease. 

Optional online writing workshop:

Many of us think that we’re only capable of writing a grocery list.  That’s just not true.  Let Frances help you find your voice—it is a voice you will want to listen to, for it says exactly what you need to hear.

About the Speaker:

Frances Kakugawa is an award winning author/poet of 16 books.  She was born and raised on the Big Island of Hawaii in Kapoho, which was demolished by lava when she was 18 years old. Much of Frances’s writing is about caring for Kupuna and she runs a poetry writing support group for caregivers. 

Closed captioning provided on request. Please contact

This session will be offered via Zoom. If you are using a tablet or smartphone to connect, please download the free Zoom Meeting app ahead of time.

This National Family Caregiver Month webinar is hosted by AARP Hawaii in collaboration with Hale Hauoli Hawaii, Alzheimer's Association Aloha Chapter, Maui County Office on Aging, and Gimme a Break.

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