Nā Kūpuna Makamae

Empowering Seniors
& Connecting Generations

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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 provides innovative, quality services and programs dedicated to our seniors, their families and community that empower, educate, enlighten and entertain. These programs 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 is at the forefront of caring for and enabling Hawaii’s seniors.

Key Contact:
Dr. Tin Myaing Thein, PHD, Executive Director

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.

Weekly Programs at NKM include:

  • Hula Classes

  • Yoga & Sound Bath

  • Tai Chi

  • QiGong & Mindfulness

  • Lauhala Weaving

  • Hawaiian Language, Culture, and Literature Courses

  • Tech Savvy Seniors Workshops

  • Hanafuda

  • Pua Culture/Lei Making

 Click here to learn more!


Monthly Farmer’s Market at NKM!

Join us in Kaka’ako one Friday per month (call center for dates), for fresh local produce, $10 plate lunch special, crafts, arts, and more! Produce and plants are provided by Kunia Farms (a project of Pacific Gateway Center), where opportunity is prioritized to Hawai’i’s disadvantaged farmers.

*Interested in becoming a vendor at our Market? Contact NKM today to learn more!


Call: (808) 773-7047

Email: carmenlee@pacificgatewaycenter.org

Visit: www.nakupunamakamae.org

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