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July 31, 2010

A Perfect Picnic

This past Wednesday 15 residents had a picnic at the beach out in Lahaina. Their picnic was complete with hot dogs and teriyaki beef right off the grill, music and dancing. A great time was had by ...

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July 30, 2010

Treating Residents Like People, not Patients

I wanted to share this article that I read yesterday about Bethesda Home and Retirement Center. I thought it was worth sharing because the organization started their culture change movement much in...

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July 29, 2010

Resident Portarit Series

A resident freshly made over at our spa day. I love this look!

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July 24, 2010

Yay for Spa Day

Helen getting her nails done.Betty having her hair styledNancy gets her feet moisturized and massaged while lounging in a chair.Today many of our residents were preened, polished and pampered with ...

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July 23, 2010

Resident Portrait Series

This afternoon I had the pleasure of meeting a lovely man by the name of Ilima Kalama, a new resident to Hale Makua. He happened to be playing the ukelele and singing in one of our courtyards as I ...

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July 23, 2010

Music to Our Ears

Residents enjoy music by the Akahi Jammers.

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July 22, 2010

Tip from the Eden Alternative: Entering Elderhood

In the Eden Alternative, we have created a unique language. The purpose of transforming the words we use is to help us gain our “Eden Eyes,” so that we not only see the world differen...

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July 20, 2010

Volunteer Makes a Difference in the Lives of Residents

Volunteer Michelle Soga has been volunteering at Hale Makua Kahului every weekday afternoon since the start of Summer. Her favorite part of volunteering is being able to sit with residents and just...

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July 12, 2010

Eden Alternative Tip of the Week: Understanding Care Partnership

When we begin to focus on Elders as people who continue to “grow and become,” we open to what they have to offer us.  Seeing Elders as mentors with something to give helps us make the l...

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July 12, 2010

Resident Portraits Series

 I snapped this photo of Shigeko Nemoto while she was playing the card game Toilet Bowl with fellow residents and a volunteer last week. I thought it really captured the intentness of the game and ...

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