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April 25, 2017

Resident Finds Fulfillment in Volunteering

Melissa Miyamura has been a resident for a few years now, and while we see her smiling and saying aloha to everyone who passes by, she missed some parts of her life before living here. She worked a...

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Tags: Principle 4, Principle 6, Meaningful Activity, Eden in action, Volunteers

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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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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 11, 2016

Sewing for a Good Cause

Every year in preparation for our annual fundraiser, Kokua for Kupuna, Hale Makua residents assist with a variety of projects from table decorations to lei making and more. This year is no differen...

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Tags: antidote to helplesness, Principle 4, Eden in action, Kokua for Kupuna

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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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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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February 09, 2016

Lion Rings in the New Year

2016 has started with a boom of excitement as we celebrate the Chinese New Year! A traditional Chinese lion dance was held on February 9, 2016. The boom of the drums set a steady rhythm as the lion...

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Tags: Antidote to Boredom, Principle 5, Eden in action, variety and spontaneity