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Disrupt Aging: Ross Shimabuku comes home to care for mom and dad

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    KHON news anchor Ross Shimabuku has returned from the mainland to Hawaii and helps care for his aging parents Gladys, 87, and George, 88. His father developed Alzheimer’s and needs more personalized care at home. Shimabuku is pictured with his parents at their Kahala home.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    “Your priorities change in life and you realize what’s important. I want to be there for my mother, keeping (my father) happy and healthy and having a comfortable life,” said Ross Shimabuku, new KHON2 morning news anchor, who returned from the mainland to Hawaii to care for his aging parents, Gladys, 87, and George, 88, who has developed Alzheimer’s and needs more personalized care at home. They are pictured in their Kahala home.

New KHON2 morning anchor Ross Shimabuku’s career has taken him across the country, covering four Super Bowls and the 2001 World Series along the way. But as his parents aged and his father began suffering from dementia, Shimabuku knew it was time to come home and help with caregiving. Read more

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