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HONOLULU  Mayor Mufi Hannemann and the City and County of Honolulu in partnership with HMAA, Hawaii Insurance Consultants, Ltd., HMSA, The Queens Medical Center and Honolulu 100 proudly present the Call for Nominations for the City’s Second Annual Honolulu Forever Young Awards.


The awards are part of the City’s Honolulu Forever Young campaign which aims to change the perception of retirement and aging by honoring those who continue to accomplish great things in their later years through their involvement in business careers; giving back to the community through mentoring, philanthropy and volunteerism; and serving as role models for our community’s future generations.


According to Hannemann, “The Inaugural Honolulu Forever Young Awards in 2008 was a resounding success! We were impressed by the quality and quantity of nominations that were received. Our seven honorees are testaments to the fact that some of our community’s best role models are age 65 and over. They are reshaping how we think and plan for the next part of our lives.”


The 2008 Honolulu Forever Young Award recipients were: Dr. Satoru Izutsu, Daniel B.T. Lau, Tom Moffatt, Mary Y. Matayoshi, William Paty, James W.Y. Wong, with the Manawale‘a Award going to Rose Nakamura.

This year’s Honolulu Forever Young awards will honor individuals based on their accomplishments in the following areas:

  • Career Successes;
  • Community Service/Philanthropy;
  • Mentoring/Community Capacity Building; and
  • Healthy Aging.


Nominees must be 65 years of age or older by June 30, 2009, work at least 19 hours per week, and reside in the City and County of Honolulu.


Nominations will be accepted from today through June 30, 2009.  The entry form is available online at


Completed entries should be submitted online at or sent to the City and County of Honolulu offices at 715 South King Street, Suite 311, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813. There is no charge to submit nominations. Entries must be received by 4 p.m. on June 30, 2009. No late entries will be accepted.  For more information call 768-7760.


The winners will be announced on July 27, 2009 and will be honored at an awards luncheon at the Hawai‘i Prince Hotel on September 23, 2009.


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