Senior fair draws a big crowd

First photo: Dancers from Halau Ke’ala Kahinano O Puna, under the direction of kumu hula Joy Salvador, perform during Saturday’s Maui County Senior Fair at the War Memorial Gym in Wailuku. The annual free event, which was presented by Maui Economic Opportunity Inc. and sponsored by the Maui County Office on Aging, honored island kupuna and emphasized the importance of staying healthy.

Second photo: Dani Hansen, an assistant to Meg Obenauf of Obenauf Law Group, offers free legal tips to seniors Saturday. “Estate planning can be very inexpensive if it is done early,” she said. She said that the two main things elders should do before they become unable to speak for themselves is make sure they have arranged power of attorney with a trusted family member or other representative and have an advanced health care directive.

The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photos