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March 30, 2010

Take a Walk in the Park Day Celebrated

Today, March 30th, is Take a Walk in the Park Day. Residents who wanted to enjoy a nice stroll in the sun ventured out into the sunny, albeit a bit blustery, afternoon in celebration of Take a Walk...

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March 29, 2010

Eden Alternative Tip of the Week: Education on the Eden Alternative Journey

There are three stages to implementing the Eden Alternative. First the vision of where the journey can take you needs to be defined. Then education needs to happen so that people are prepared to ...

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March 27, 2010

What is the Thinking Organ

Our brain is a thinking organ that learns and grows by interacting with the world through perception and action. Mental stimulation improves brain function and actually protects against cognitive d...

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March 26, 2010

Painting with Marie

Every other month an art instructor comes to Hale Makua Kahului to teach painting classes. During the two to two and a half hour painting class, residents are taught painting techniques and complet...

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March 24, 2010

Sewing Classes

Residents gather once a month to sew various items such as lap blankets, pillow cases, wheel chair and walker bags, and eye glass cases. These items are then put into the bingo store for residents ...

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March 24, 2010

My First Resident Council Meeting

Yesterday afternoon I was was thrilled to have been invited to speak about some of our new social marketing tools and the quarterly resident newsletter at our Kahului community’s Resident Cou...

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March 22, 2010

Ethnic Cooking with Chef Thomas

Last week Friday the residents of Hale Makua Kahului were treated to an onolicious dish of Chicken Hekka prepared by fellow resident Joe Thomas. Joe’s Chicken Hekka dish was prepared for a re...

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March 19, 2010

Saint Patrick's Day Celebration

Hale Makua Wailuku residents held a happy hour Saint Patrick’s Day celebration with a little bit o’ Irish. Residents wore green to prevent getting pinched and ate yummy treats. They eve...

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March 19, 2010

Students Spend Spring Break with Their Kupuna

The Kamehameha Scholars Department, under Extension Educational Services at Kamehameha Schools, chose to spend the afternoon with Hale Makua Health Services to learn more about various healthcare p...

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March 19, 2010

Musical Enjoyment Never Ends

Studies have shown that musical perception, sensibility, emotion, and memory can serve us long after other forms of memory have disappeared as we age. We have found this to be true among our reside...

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