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March 29, 2012

Companionship Cures Loneliness

  Charlotte Keegan, who lives in the Molokai Neighborhood, was having a conversation with Director of Nursing Janinne Grimes. She was telling Janinne that she felt lonely. When Janinne asked how we...

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March 28, 2012

New Faces at Hale Makua Kahului

We’re excited to introduce the newest care partners of our Kahului Nursing team, LPNs Ashley Naone (top) and Jaynnel Agrade. Aloha and welcome to the ohana!

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March 27, 2012

Eden Alternative Tip of the Week: Deepening the Leadership Bench for the Organization

In following Eden Alternative Principle 10: “Wise leadership is the lifeblood of any struggle against the three plagues. Fir it, there can be no substitute.” The Denali Center in Fairba...

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March 24, 2012

Happy Birthday Gloria!

Gloria with her daughter Susan CrawfordResident Gloria Distefano celebrated her birthday today. She joyfully shared a huge birthday cake along and mochi ice cream with her family, neighbors, staff ...

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March 22, 2012

Becoming Well-Known

Becoming well-known is a hallmark value of the Eden Alternative philosophy, which is defined as “When the Elders and their Care Partners are well-known to one another needs are anticipated, E...

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March 21, 2012

Residents Give Care Too!

My son enjoying the vibrant colors in the book Gloria Distefano colored and gave to himLast week I met with resident Gloria Distefano to interview her for a story I was working on for an upcoming n...

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March 16, 2012

Variety & Spontanity in Simple Pleasures

As stated in Eden Alternative Principle 5, the antidote to boredom, is a community that imbues daily life with variety and spontaneity by creating an environment in which unexpected and unpredictab...

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March 14, 2012

Donation of Flowers Brings Smiles & Joy

Yesterday a truckload carrying 30 buckets filled with beautiful, fresh cut white hydrangeas, orchids and calla lilies was delivered to Hale Makua for residents. Activities team members Jodi and Ter...

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