Martha Khlopin

Kupuna Advisory Board

About Kupuna Life


It’s been called a Silver Tsunami: a growing number of elderly in the nation’s population. Here in Hawaii, the latest state figures show by 2020, more than 25 percent of Hawai‘i’s population will be 60 years of age or older. Currently, an estimated 21 percent of Hawai‘i’s adult population cares for someone 60 years or older.


It’s likely this Silver Tsunami touches your life, whether it’s you, your parent, your grandparent, or another loved one in your life. How do you manage this? How can you navigate the overwhelming number of choices and decisions that need to be made?


KHON2 wants to help. Since 2007, we’ve presented The Kupuna Life, focusing on caregiving and aging issues facing Hawaii’s seniors, and their families and caregivers.


The goal of Kupuna Life is to bring awareness to both the issues and resources available to Hawaii’s aging population and their caregivers. We hope this knowledge will help our kupuna move through the final phase of their lives as gracefully as possible. Together, we can take this journey.


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Martha Khlopin is a graduate of New York University, and has been a licensed General Agent and Registered Planner since 1995.

She hosts a weekly radio show, “A Medicare Moment with Martha,” and co-produces a weekly program on community television by the same name. Martha also writes for Generations Magazine and conducts quarterly Medicare pre-retirement workshops for several companies and non-profit groups throughout the islands. She is also founder of the annual Ms. Medicare. “Age of Elegance” Pageant launches in 2014.

Prior to transitioning to the health care industry, Martha worked as an Assistant Vice President for Bishop Trust Company, and as a Trust Office with First Hawaiian Bank. She is also a former Vice President with Morgan Stanley/Dean Witter Reynolds in Manhattan.

Martha is currently on the board of the Hawaii Pacific Gerontological Society, the American Business Women’s Association and the Family Education Training Center.

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