Navian Hawaii Quarterly Newsletter
January–March 2020
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Navian Hawaii: Charting the Voyage Ahead

Last year, we announced a pivotal change for our organization: Hospice Hawaii is now Navian Hawaii! In an effort to provide care for every life journey, we decided to change our name to one that represents who we see ourselves, as “navigators” and “guardians” of our patients and their loved ones. Click here to read more…

President's Message

By Tori Abe Carapelho

The new year is a special time to reflect on the opportunities and experiences we enjoyed in the year prior and to plan strategically for the days to come. For our community organization, 2019 was one of our most significant years to date, as we celebrated our momentous 40th anniversary and announced our transition to Navian Hawaii. Click here to read more…

Remembrance Wall

The Remembrance Wall was created by Navian Hawaii to recognize the outstanding generosity from families, businesses and foundations that have donated $1,000 or more in a single contribution or memorials that have raised $1,000 or more. Click here to read more…

Photo Galleries

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Navian Hawaii Happenings
Na Hoa Malama
Molokai Floating Lantern Ceremony
2019 Dove Tree Bereavement Activity
Holiday Cheer
Navian Hawaii Launch Events

Terri Fujii Recognized as Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser

Longtime Navian Hawaii supporter Terri Fujii received the “Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser” award by the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Aloha Chapter on National Philanthropy Day (NPD). Click here to read more…

Hot Pursuit 2020

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Mark your calendars for Hot Pursuit 2020! On Saturday, April 25, 2020, we’re excited to host the 11th Annual Hot Pursuit, an “Amazing Race” style competition. Click here to read more…

Holiday Ornaments

Even with our name change, we will never forget where it all began. We wanted to do something commemorative using our retired Hospice Hawaii logo, from our cherished uniforms, to create DIY Holiday Ornaments. This idea was inspired by our Admissions Nurse, Ashley Raney, made with love by the hands of our Navian Hawaii staff and volunteers, and happily delivered to patients and their families by our field staff.
Share the story of your Navian today!
Promotional period: January 6-February 16, 2020

We’re inviting the Hawaii community to share their inspiring stories with the community for the chance to be featured on HINow and entered to win a trip for two to Las Vegas from Vacations Hawaii.

We all have a Navian in our lives. Formed from the words ‘Navigator’ and ‘Guardian,’ a Navian is someone who offers clarity, guidance, and hope through times of uncertainty. Honor the Navian in your life by sharing your story on our website at, or by posting to Instagram using the hashtag #MyNavian. For official rules, visit

Ring in the New Year

Out with the old and in with the new. The New Year is a great time to start fresh and get your future planning in order. Click here to download a checklist to help you get organized and to be prepared for whatever life may bring this year. For information on naming us in your will or trust or to learn about legacy giving opportunities, please contact our Philanthropy Manager at (808) 791-8084 or

Volunteer Training

January–February 2020 (All three days are mandatory)
Tuesday, January 28 … 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 30 … 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 1 … 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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Adult Grief and Bereavement Groups

The death of a loved one can change our lives. If you are interested in learning coping skills and connecting with others as you move through your healing process, Navian Hawaii offers ongoing support groups. Confidentiality is honored and respected in each session.

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Navigating Loss
Bereavement Workshop Series

Navigating Loss: Music and Grief
Saturday, February 29th
9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Navian Hawaii Administration Office
Free workshop with light breakfast provided.

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Our Mission Partners

Our Community Partner

860 Iwilei Road
Honolulu, HI 96817
Tel: (808) 924-9255
Fax: (808) 922-9161

P.O. Box 482244
Kaunakakai, HI 96748
Tel: (808) 553-4310
Fax: (808) 553-9051

P.O. Box 631663
Lanai City, HI 96763
Tel: (808) 565-6777
Fax: (808) 565-6888
Board of Directors

Ben Ancheta, Jr.
Inkinen & Associates

Vice Chair
Creighton K.K. Liu
Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc.

President & CEO
Tori Abe Carapelho
Navian Hawaii

Signe Godfrey
S & R Personnel Services

Rick Keene
Office of the Managing Director, C & C of Honolulu

Immediate Past Chair
Brigitte McKale
Pali Momi Medical Center

Jim Alberts
Hawaiian Electric

Colleen Ching
Hawaii News Now

Boki Chung, DDS
Nalu Dental LLC

John Nitao, JD
The Queen’s Health Systems

Karlee Palms, LCSW
Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children

Kevin T. Sakamoto
First Hawaiian Bank

Stephany Vaioleti
Hawaii Energy

Bennett Wo
C.S. Wo & Sons
Navian Hawaii
Core Mission: 

care for every life journey

The Navian Hawaii newsletter is published quarterly. We welcome poems, stories and pictures. Stories emailed should be in MS Word. Mailed photos will be returned upon request. Submission does not guarantee publication. Newsletter inquiries and/or corrections may be directed to:
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