Radio personality chooses Windward Oahu retirement community to care for his parents
Sponsored by Pohai Nani
When it comes to our kupuna, families want to know their loved ones are being taken care of and can get the help they need. For Michael W. Perry, a well-known radio personality in the islands, the retirement community was there for his aging parents when they needed it the most.
“As a young DJ, I was invited to emcee their big luau and was impressed. My mom and dad discovered Pohai Nani years later and had a wonderful experience,” Perry explains. “My folks knew they needed a safer place to live with a little more care, and finding the perfect solution took a huge load off of me.”
Pohai Nani was only a 10-minute drive from Perry’s home, and he dropped in for lunch or a visit almost daily. He was asked to be the retirement community’s spokesperson while his parents lived there and thought, “Who better to tell the Pohai Nani story than someone with parents who love the place? And who sees the care and the great people firsthand every day.”
Pohai Nani has been around for over 50 years and will celebrate its 55th anniversary of serving Hawaii’s kupuna. Perry says the people who work there are what keeps it so successful.
“The Pohai Nani team is genuinely caring, doing exactly what they love to do. And it shows…even to a casual visitor,” Perry says. He adds that the great meals don’t hurt either. “Best salad bar on the windward side! Add to that the environment — a cool hillside overlooking a view that every other retirement community in America wishes they had!”
Many of the Pohai Nani employees who helped Perry’s parents are still working there to this day.
“Patsy was the friendly person at the front desk, and the first voice you hear on the phone, when my folks moved in,” Perry says. “She’s still there!”
If you’re interested in setting up a tour or talking to the sales team at Pohai Nani, just call 247-6211.