Nā Kūpuna Makamae

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Introductory membership $20/year
$35/year dual (2 per family)
fillable on-line application


The Significant Beginning

Over the years, PGC’s growth reflects successful outcomes of our programs that respond to the compelling needs of our community. Based on such achievement, PGC was awarded $1,000,000 by the State Legislature to restore the historic pump station in Kaka‘ako owned by the state of Hawai‘i, located at 653 Ala Moana Boulevard (corner of Ala Moana Boulevard and Keawe Street in Kaka‘ako). Given the dramatic increase in Hawai‘i’s aging population and to grapple with the needs of this rapidly-growing constituency, PGC is excited about converting this pump station to a resource and training center for seniors, called the Na Kūpuna Makamae (NKM). In the Hawaiian language, Na Kūpuna Makamae means “the beloved seniors."  When asked why he supported the PGC’s proposal for the pump station, Hawai‘i Community Development Authority Executive Director, Anthony Ching stated “this is the most credible public purpose” for the facility. The $1,000,000 grant will be utilized to restore the pump station, and private foundation funding to support programming.  

The Center officially opened on September 9, 2016!  Please visit this link for more information on classes.

Pacific Gateway Center's newest Initiative

Empowering Seniors and Connecting the Generations

653 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, HI 96813
Corner of Keawe Street and Ala Moana Boulevard
Parking off Keawe Street

(808) 773-7047

NKM will provide innovative, quality services and programs dedicated to our seniors, their families and community that will empower, educate, enlighten and entertain. These programs will address the critical needs of seniors and their caregivers and improve the quality of life for all. Driven and led by kūpuna for kūpuna, NKM will be at the forefront of caring for and enabling Hawaii’s seniors.

Key Contact:
Rhonda Burk, Program Coordinator

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Hula classes!

Nā Kūpuna Makamae is proud to present its first hula class, named 'Āhinahina. Classes are held every Thursday from 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Membership to NKM is $20/year.  If you are a member, classes are $8.00 for each class.  If not, classes are $10 per class.

The classes will be taught by Kumu Hula 'Aukai Reynolds (graduated through traditional 'ūniki ceremony from Karl Veto Baker and Michael Casupang, Hālau I Ka Wēkiu.)

registration and information for all NKM activities

Contact: (808) 773-7047