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February 15, 2019

Valentine's Day Pageant Brings Tears of Joy

On Valentine’s Day, Hale Makua holds an annual Miss Hale Makua Sweetheart pageant. This year seven contestants were selected to represent the town they grew up in and compete for the crown an...

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Tags: Antidote to Boredom, Meaningful Activity, Eden Principle 6, variety and spontaneity, Valentine's, Eden Alternative Principle 5

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October 12, 2017

Residents Get Festive for Fall

October kicks off a particularly festive time at Hale Makua. The decorations get bigger and spread throughout our entire campus. Residents and employees prepare to welcome children into our home fo...

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Tags: Antidote to Boredom, Meaningful Activity, Eden Principle 6

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August 24, 2016

Resident Enjoys Cooking for Himself

A few years ago when Michel Poissant became a resident of Hale Makua, he was quiet, he kept to himself and rarely would you find him outside of his room. But today, you could walk into the Wailuku ...

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Tags: Meaningful Activity, Resident-Directed Care, resident decision-making, Eden in action, Eden Principle 6, Eden Alternative Principle 8

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August 09, 2016

Henry Hits It Big in Bingo

Henry Kaina is a long time resident of Wailuku and if you know him, you know he’s a bingo lover! You can find him at any bingo game playing along with fellow residents and friends! But one th...

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Tags: Meaningful Activity, Eden in action, Eden Principle 6

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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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May 19, 2015

Treasured Resident Artist

James Miller lives his life in bright colors as seen in his many pieces of artwork. James began drawing and painting as a young boy.  He enjoyed art and thought his work was pretty good. He di...

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Tags: Meaningful Activity, Eden in action, Eden Principle 6, Resident Story

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