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Coordinated Services for the Elderly <br />Coran Kitaoka, EAD Operations Assistant Director, (808) 323-4320 <br />Christine Namahoe-Loo, East Hawai‘i (808) 961-8777, Fran Takamiyashiro, West Hawai‘i (808) 323-4320 <br /> <br />Extra Help for Those Who are in Need <br /> <br />In the coming months, CSE will be assisting seniors who qualify to access some extra help. <br />Staff are ready to assist you in applying for special benefits such as: Senior Brown Bags <br />Supplemental Nutrition Program, Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP/Senior <br />Produce) through the Hawai‘i Island Food Basket; LIHEAP-Low-Income Energy Assistance <br />Program and the Solar Water Heater programs through Hawai‘i County Economic Opportunity <br />Council. Please contact your district CSE office or call our main office at 961-8777 to learn <br />about these programs. <br /> <br />Have Questions About your Medicare or Medicaid Benefits? <br /> <br />Are you receiving letters from Medicare that may be confusing and hard to understand? <br />Confused about what exactly does your plan cover? Why does it seem like my medication cost <br />is going up? If you have questions or concerns about your Medicare or Medicaid Benefits, <br />call your CSE district staff or our Main office at 961-8777. If you are in Kona you may also <br />contact our West Hawai‘i office at 323-4320. For more options, you may also contact the <br />State’s Hawai‘i SHIP Program toll free at 1-888-875-9229 or 1-866-810-4379 (TTY). <br /> <br />Have you heard about Ho‘opono Services? <br /> <br />Ho‘opono Services for the Blind is a branch of the Department of Human Services (DHS) <br />Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) that provides comprehensive and specialized <br />services that meet the varied needs of consumers across the State who are blind, both deaf and <br />blind or visually impaired. To further inquiry on how Ho‘opono may be able to help you, <br />contact your local DHS office at 974-6444 or stop by the office at 75 Aupuni Street. You can <br />contact our CSE office at 961-877 to further assist you. <br /> <br />COORDINATED SERVICES FOR THE ELDERLY <br /> <br />East Hawai‘i <br />South Hilo (808) 961-8777 <br />North Hilo (808) 962-2101 <br />Puna (808) 966-5800 <br />Nā‘ālehu (808) 939-2504 <br />Pāhala (808) 928-3100 <br /> <br />West Hawai‘i <br />Kona (808) 323-4320 <br />Kohala (808) 889-6502 <br />Waimea (808) 887-3008 <br />Honoka‘a (808) 775-7503 <br /> <br />Kupuna News 4 Information and Assistance (808) 961-8777