Thursday, August 10, 2017: Ku’ikahi Mediation Center presents COMMUNICATING NEEDS TO FAMILY & SERVICE PROVIDERS: A Workshop for Caregivers of Adults (age 60+). Facilitated by Elizabeth Kent, this workshop takes place from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm in Hilo (also being offered on Friday, August 11 in Kona via West Hawai’i Mediation Center). Caring for an older adult is all about communication. You need to talk with them about the changes in their lives-health, finances, living situation, legal documents, and more. And you need to talk with family members and service providers about changing roles, making decisions, and shifting responsibilities. People can be sensitive and defensive about these issues. In this interactive workshop, learn some powerful communication tools that mediators use to promote understanding. Topics include: careful listening to discover why something is important to another person; the importance of “how” a message is said as well as “what” is said; verbal and non-verbal components of messages; and how to ask effective questions and keep conversations focused. Suggested contribution is $20. For more info, call Majidah at 935-7844 x 3 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.(Click here to View the Event Flyer)
Thursday, August 17, 2017: Ku’ikahi Mediation Center hosts the “Finding Solutions, Growing Peace” FREE BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES. Held monthly on Third Thursdays from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm at the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney at 655 Kilauea Avenue in Hilo. Each month an invited speaker presents a different topic. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch, enjoy an informal and educational talk-story session, and meet others interested in “Finding Solutions, Growing Peace.” Free and open to the public. For more info, call Majidah at 935-7844 x 3 or email email@example.com.