young and old interactingWe envision a Honolulu in which residents have access to relevant information that helps them stay connected with community events, activities, services and resources. As an age-friendly city, public information is widely available in different languages, culturally tailored, and distributed through multiple communications channels such as radio, television, newspaper, and social media in a timely and sustainable manner.

Information is also clearly accessible in visual and auditory presentations. There is wide access to computers and the Internet in public places, such as libraries, along with readily available instructions and training for novice technology users.

For non-technology users and those in isolated areas, they are able to obtain information from informal contacts such as via word-of-mouth, families, schools, churches, social and service clubs, and neighborhood associations.

We also envision a Honolulu in which residents actively participate in a wide range of social and cultural events, leisure and recreational activities, and interface with other individuals and groups of all ages.

There is an abundance of opportunities for inter-generational exchanges of information, knowledge, tutelage, and friendship building. The venues, facilities and settings are conveniently located in neighborhoods and near public transit routes. Neighbors and volunteers reach out to engage socially isolated individuals through personal visits or telephone calls.