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MEO Community Services provides a wide array of programs and services, including employment training and job placement, financial literacy, acculturation and education for Hispanic/Latino individuals and families, rental and energy assistance, weatherization for low-income households, senior club support and advocacy, partnerships with local farmers to provide seniors with access to fresh fruit and vegetables, reentry and reintegration services for returning citizens, education and advocacy for persons with disabilities, and more.



Are there government benefits that could help you — ones you are not yet accessing? Go on the Web to (link will open in a new window or tab) to check.

Until now, discovering what government benefits are available and which ones you can qualify for has been, at best, a hit-and-miss exercise. No one person possessed all the information about loans, grants, insurance, food programs, rental assistance and other possible government benefits.

MEO clients with case workers have a better chance than most of discovering needed assistance. This Web site will make life easier even for those case managers and clients. Also, starting on this U.S. government Web site, a few clicks will take you to Web pages about benefits available through the Hawai‘i government. Even if you think there are no benefits available to you, you owe it to your family to spend a few minutes on the site . . . just checking it out.

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*Deadline nears for Senior Fair vendor/candidate applications*The deadline for vendors and candidates to apply for an advertising table at the 49th Annual Maui County Senior Fair on Saturday, Oct. 29, is fast approaching.The Senior Fair is an opportunity for businesses and other community organizations to share information important to kupuna, promote a product or service or sell food or other items. Some senior clubs use this event as a fundraiser.There also will be entertainment by George Kahumoku, Benny Uyetake, La Galeria and Pukalani Hula Halau with Kathy Collins serving as emcee. Other activities include Laughter Yoga with Jenna Pascual, Zumba with Keoni Hot Lava DanceFit and exercise activities with Paula Keele of Enhance Fitness.MEO is organizing the annual event at the War Memorial Gym in partnership with the Maui County Office on Aging. The Senior Fair, which runs from 8 a.m. to noon, drew 1,500 people to the last in-person gathering in 2019.The deadline to apply for a table at the event is Monday, Sept. 19.There is a cost for for-profit businesses and candidates, as well as nonprofits and government agencies generating income. Businesses, government and nonprofit organizations providing a service without charge and Maui Planning & Coordinating Council senior clubs will not be assessed a fee.Payments should be made to Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc.Applications for candidates may be downloaded at and for all others at They also may be picked up at MEO at 99 Mahalani St., Wailuku.For more information, contact MEO COO Gay Sibonga or Executive Assistant Lee Imada at (808) 249-2990.Pic: Senior Fair vendors 2019-10-25Fresh produce fills vendor tables at the last in-person Senior Fair on Oct. 25, 2019, at the War Memorial Complex. Vendor/candidate applications are being accepted for the in-person Senior Fair on Oct. 29. ... See MoreSee Less
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