Grant to fund Maui adult day health services

Hale Makua Health Services is accepting applications for financial assistance to its Adult Day Health program in Kahului, thanks to a $25,000 grant from The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation.

Full and half scholarships are available for the program for adults who need assistance with daily living activities. Participants must have a physician’s prescription for services and a safe place to return to at night.

The program offers activities and provides coordinated care by a team including a social worker, nurse, dietitian and, if needed, a physical therapist. Lunch and snacks are provided, as well assistance with arranging transportation to the program.

Applications for the Weinberg scholarship can be obtained from the Hale Makua Health Services Development Office at 472 Kaulana St. in Kahului from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, by calling 873-6616 or emailing

Applicants must be Hawaii residents, be considered low-income at or near the poverty level, be able to show proof of financial need and qualify for adult day health care services. Scholarship applicants cannot qualify for adult day health care services under Medicaid or Veterans Affairs benefits.

Adult Day Health by Hale Makua is the only adult day health care program on Maui certified and licensed by the state Department of Health, according to a news release from Hale Makua. The agency said the goal of the program is to maintain a client’s ability to remain at home and in the community.

The program also gives caregivers respite from the demanding responsibilities of taking care of their loved ones.