September 15, 2012

The Magic of Music

When Lucille Fletcher recently started singing and waving her arms when a jazz musician was performing at Hale Makua Wailuku, many care partners were amazed at how animated she was and how well she...

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Tags: Eden in action, Eden Principle 6, meaningless activity, music

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July 20, 2012

Simple Pleasures Learned & Fulfilled

The care partners in the West Neighborhood have committed to finding out what their Elders’ simple pleasures are. Every other week two care partners share two Elders’ simple pleasures. ...

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Tags: Eden in action, Meaningful Activity, Principle 6, simple pleasures, West Neighborhood

June 30, 2012

Refresher for Our 1st Certified Eden Associates

On June 19th, 22 members of our first group of Certified Eden Associates from 2007 attended a four hour refresher workshop held by our very own Eden Educator, Connie Miller. Attendees shared storie...

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June 22, 2012

Blessing Provides Care for Our Community

  Last month resident Francis Kamakawiwoole Jr. took the time to bless the buildings and surrounding grounds at Hale Makua Kahului. He shared that several residents have also approached him to ble...

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Tags: Antidote to Helplessness, Eden in action, giving care, Luana in action, Principle 4

June 20, 2012

Elder Decision-Making in Action

Eden Alternative Principle 8 states that an Elder-centered community seeks to place the maximum decision-making authority into the hands of the Elders or those closest to them. With this principle ...

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Tags: Principle 8, resident decision-making, Eden in action

June 08, 2012

Meaning Found in Simple Tasks

Lanai Neighborhood resident Dolores Villarimo, who prefers to be called Auntie Dolly, likes to keep busy and active and will often tell you “I like to work!” She recently approached C...

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Tags: Antidote to Boredom, Meaningful Activity, Principle 6

June 05, 2012

Finding Meaning in Music

On May 11th Phil Smith of local jazz band, Phil Smith & the Gentlemen of Jazz, performed for the residents of Hale Makua Wailuku. Phil agreed to donate his time and talents because of the insp...

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May 25, 2012

Congratulations to Our Newest Certified Eden Associates!

 Congratulations to our recent Certified Eden Associate graduates: Julie Hoy, Lily Paet, Beth Poe, Cathlyn Sarian, Mone’t Gardanier, Steven Nakashima, Edie Kapoi, Will Castillo, Leonora Moral...

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May 25, 2012

Easter Egg Coloring, an Antidote to Helplessness

Nancy Kawamura brightens up white eggs with pink and yellowSome of the lovely ladies of Hale Makua Kahului gathered to color eggs in celebration of the Easter holiday. These brightly colored and fe...

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