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County of Hawai‘i Announces Modified Seniors’ Summer Recreation Classes Registration

by Thunda

The County of Hawai‘i invites all persons 55 years of age or older to register for the summer session of senior recreation classes provided by the Elderly Activities Division of the Department of Parks and Recreation.  

To provide participants with a safe and enjoyable session in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are a few changes this year including reduced class sizes, limited class offerings, and safety requirements to protect the health of participants, instructors and County staff.

Classes, such as sewing, ukulele, bonsai, ceramics, various types of dance and exercise and others will be offered in Hilo, Puna/Ka‘ū and West Hawai‘i beginning the week of July 6 running through the week of September 7.

Information on classes being offered this session may be found at Kamanā Senior Center, Kea‘au Community Center, the Department of Parks and Recreation’s office at the West Hawai‘i Civic Center and online via the “Modified Summer Classes” link on the following webpage: https://www.hawaiicounty.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation/elderly-activities  (Control +Click to access link.)

Classes are limited to one class per person and registration is on a first come, first served basis. Late registrations will not be accepted.  Only one registration form will be accepted per person.  Registration will be taken at the following locations only for the classes being held in the respective geographic areas:

• Puna/Ka‘ū classes: 
Kea‘au Community Center at 16-186 Pili Mua Street
Thursday, June 25 at 8 a.m. to noon

• West Hawai‘i classes: 
West Hawai‘i Civic Center, Building B at 74-5044 Ane Keohokālole Hwy
Thursday, June 25 @ 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

• Hilo classes: 
Kamanā Senior Center at 127 Kamanā Street
Friday, June 26 at 8 a.m. to noon

The registration for Hilo & Puna/Ka‘ū classes only will be set up for drive-thru services only.  Interested persons are asked to follow all posted signs and heed the direction of traffic control staff and park in a designated location.  Staff will then assist with registration paperwork at each person’s vehicle.  Everyone is asked to remain in their vehicle.

Information on classes being offered this session may be found at Kamanā Senior Center, Kea‘au Community Center, the Department of Parks and Recreation’s office at the West Hawai‘i Civic Center and online via the “Modified Summer Classes” link on the following webpage: https://www.hawaiicounty.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation/elderly-activities

For more information contact the Department of Parks and Recreation Elderly Activities Division at 961-8710.

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