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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


November 22, 2013

Discovering Meaningful Activities

Maile Richards-Au recently shared with care partner Donna Gamerot that she was feeling bored and was looking for some way to feel useful. Donna knew that Mrs. Richards-Au had a background...

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Tags: Principle 4, Principle 6, Meaningful Activity, Eden in action, Giving and receiving care


May 24, 2013

Everybody Pitches In

 National Nursing Home Week gave Hale Makua a chance to show off their teamwork skills with this year’s theme: “Everybody Pitches In.” Staff, volunteers, and residents all work to...

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Tags: Antidote to Helplessness, Eden Alternative Principle 4, Eden in action, Giving and receiving care, National Nursing Home Week, NNHW