April 06, 2018

Brother Noland Serenades a Lunch Crowd

Residents were surprised with a very special guest appearance by Brother Noland stopped by with a few of his friends to put on a little show, and everyone had a blast. He sang some of his originals...

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Tags: spontaneous moments, Principle 5, Meaningful Activity, variety and spontaneity


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


September 05, 2017

A Time Honored Tradition Continues

Since 1982 Hale Makua Health Services has honored the Japanese Obon festival by holding an annual Bon Dance. It began as a small dance held at our Wailuku campus and has since expanded to both camp...

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Tags: Meaningful Activity, Community Giving, Volunteers


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


March 06, 2017

Traditional Japanese Exercise Improves Residents Lives

In October of last year, an handful of Hale Makua employees became the first instructors certified to teach Fumanet, a traditional Japanese exercise known to improve cognitive ability, at...

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Tags: Meaningful Activity, Eden Alternative


December 20, 2016

Making the Holidays Merry and Bright

Hale Makua Health Services has received so many gifts of goods and time during this season of giving. Community members of all ages, shapes and sizes can be frequently found spreading holiday cheer...

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Tags: spontaneous moments, Antidote to Boredom, Meaningful Activity, Homelike Environment, Community Giving


October 05, 2016

Fumanet Comes to Hale Makua

Recently an ancient Japanese exercise known to improve cognitive ability, attention and concentration, and improve memory was brought to the United States for the first time, and its debut was righ...

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Tags: Principle 6, Meaningful Activity


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


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


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