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June 15, 2017

Born to Bring Communities Together

Marie Osaki was placed on this earth with a purpose, to serve others in any capacity that she is able. Around twenty years ago, she was a volunteer at her church, St. Theresa, when a small gro...

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Tags: Eden Principles, Principle 6, Volunteers


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


April 12, 2016

Health Benefits of Furry Volunteers

Something magical happens every time Melodie Ulman and her beloved dogs enter our homes. The environment is happier, there are more smiles and laughter, everyone is more cooperative, and there are ...

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Tags: Eden Principles, spontaneous moments, Eden Principle 2, variety and spontaneity, Giving and receiving care, animals, animal companionship, Volunteers


August 01, 2015

Welcoming Pets Into Our Homes

When Christine Coen became a resident at Hale Makua Kahului, it was important to her to have the things that meant the most to her close by. One of those things just happened to be her yellow parak...

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Tags: Eden Principles, Home Environment, Principle 2, Eden in action, pets


December 06, 2013

Holiday Cheer

Residents on the West Neighborhood got into the holiday spirit recently, by making Christmas decorations. The residents unpacked an artificial tree and  assembled it. Care partners and residen...

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Tags: Eden Principles, Antidote to Boredom, Principle 6, Eden in action, Eden Alternative Principle 6


October 04, 2013

Gardener Cultivates Our Human Habitat

Meet Tamotsu Tasaka. He greatly enjoyed raising orchids and vegetables in his garden at home. As he adjusted to living at Hale Makua, Mr. Tasaka found that he could continue being a gardener by tak...

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Tags: Eden Principles, Antidote to Helplessness, Eden Principle 2, Human Habitat, Eden Principle 4, Gardening

January 07, 2010

Luana in Action

I think that it’s such a great way to start off the New Year when I come to work in the morning and a co-worker shares not one, but two great examples of Luana in action. Hale Makua Kahului&#...

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Tags: Eden Principles

December 17, 2009

Finding a Spontaneous Moment

Earlier this week I was helping with the layout and adding photos into a PowerPoint presentation to be used for basic staff education about what Luana is and the Ten Eden Principles. I was having a...

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Tags: Eden Principles, spontaneous moments