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March 01, 2017

Resident Shares Talent with Senator Hirono

Hale Makua residents and Adult Day Health clients recently had the opportunity to spend some time with Senator Mazie Hirono. Among them was the talented Olive Silva who presented the Sena...

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Tags: Antidote to Helplessness, residents give care, Eden in action, Eden Alternative Principle 4

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January 03, 2017

The Simple Pleasure of Playing Piano

Ione Rennacker can most often be found in front of her room, sitting at a small wooden table that holds her beloved Casio keyboard. She serenades her fellow residents and care partners all througho...

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

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October 01, 2016

Gardening and Growing Together

For quite some time, a volunteer in Wailuku took on the task to care for the plants in the courtyard area at our Wailuku campus, but because of time constraints, he hasn’t been able to come a...

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Tags: Eden Principles, Principle 4, Antidote to Helplessness, Principle 2

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July 07, 2016

Parade Tradition Marches On

The Maui Fair Parade is a long-time tradition on Maui. Children look forward to all the fun sights and sounds the parade presents each year. Years ago, Hale Makua Health Services regularly particip...

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Tags: Antidote to Boardom, Antidote to Helplessness, Eden Alternative Principle 4, variety and spontaneity, Eden Alternative Principle 5, Volunteers

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June 08, 2016

Retired Teacher Continues Teaching

Gary Medeiros is a retired art teacher from Maui High, and currently an Adult Day Health client. He spent 32 years teaching students watercolor, pencil, charcoal, Indian ink and more, and said his ...

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Tags: Antidote to Helplessness, Meaningful Activitiy, Eden in action, Eden Principle 6, Eden Alternative Principle 4, Adult Day Health

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June 02, 2016

Honoring the Brave

Hale Makua residents have taken part in Maui County's annual Blossoms for the Brave event for the past four years. The event, sponsored by Kaunoa Senior Services, is held on the Friday before M...

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

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May 16, 2016

Celebrating Nursing Home Week

The American Health Care Association (AHCA), which established National Nursing Home Week in 1967, has chosen this year’s theme to be “It’s a Small World, with a Big Heart” ...

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Tags: Antidote to Boredom, Principle 5, Principle 4, Principle 6, Meaningful Activity, Antidote to Helplessness, Eden in action, variety and spontaneity, opportunities to give and receive care, National Nursing Home Week

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March 15, 2016

We're All In This Together

The theme for the 38th annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk is "We're all in this together." For more than 10 years, Hale Makua has participated in the Visitor Industry Charity Walk. ...

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Tags: Antidote to Helplessness, Meaningful Activitiy, giving care, Eden Alternative Principle 4, opportunities to give and receive care, Charity Walk, Adult Day Health

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January 05, 2016

Reflections of Independence

Melissa Miyamura is well known among care partners, fellow residents, and visitors because of her warm smile and friendly greetings of "aloha." Melissa, like many of our residents, depend...

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Tags: Principle 6, Homelike Environment, Antidote to Helplessness, Community Giving, Well Being

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November 25, 2015

Residents Make 'Lei of the Day'

If you bump into Sherrie Austin around town, there's a good chance she'll be carrying two things: a camera and a colorful fabric lei. "I have a lei for every day of the month,"...

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Tags: Antidote to Helplessness, Eden in action, Eden Alternative Principle 4, Community Giving