New hobbies and lots of fun – at 83!

“I used to sit and watch soap operas all day. Now I cannot keep still. I like the aerobics class because the music makes me feel young again and the instructor is so funny.”

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83-year-old Ana Casil and her son, Kane, live in a small two-bedroom apartment. Ana’s doctor was concerned about her level of activity at home and that she needed to get outside and exercise during the day in order to stay healthy. Kane, who works full-time as an administrative assistant, wanted to find an affordable wellness program for his mother that would encourage her to stay active and socialize during the day.

“I heard about The Salvation Army Adult Day Health Services (ADHS) through a friend. I applied for my mom to attend four days a week and now she’s into all sorts of hobbies and activities,” said Kane.

Ana regularly participates in Tai Chi, aerobics, and cooking classes each week. “I used to sit and watch soap operas all day. Now I cannot keep still. I like the aerobics class because the music makes me feel young again and the instructor is so funny,” said Ana.

Located at the gateway to Downtown Honolulu, ADHS serves more than 60 seniors in need of care during the day while their loved ones are at work. The center provides daily supervision through affordable services, socialization, nursing and therapeutic services, and senior housing for those eligible. Learn more about our ADHS program at seniorcare.salvationarmy.org.

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