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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

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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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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

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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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January 05, 2016

Reflections of Independence

Melissa Miyamura is well known among care partners, fellow residents, and visitors because of her warm smile and friendly greetings of "aloha." Melissa, like many of our residents, depend...

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Tags: Principle 6, Homelike Environment, Antidote to Helplessness, Community Giving, Well Being

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October 01, 2015

Maui Fair Fun & Prizes

The 93rd annual Maui Fair came to town and twenty-five of our residents from Wailuku and Kahului got to join in on the fun during the Special Fair Day on Friday, September 25th. Resident Bill ...

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Tags: Principle 4, Principle 6, Meaningful Activity, Antidote to Helplessness, Eden in action

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June 12, 2015

Resident Gives Care by Volunteering

For months resident Beverly Brown was asking for different ways she could help out and give back to Hale Makua. So, a time was scheduled for Beverly to go through volunteer orientation. From there ...

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

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May 25, 2015

Lei for Honored Fallen Heros

Maui County's annual "Blossoms for the Brave" event was held on Friday, May 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the lawn of the Kalana O Maui County Building. Hale Makua Health Serv...

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Tags: Principle 4, Principle 6, Meaningful Activity, residents give care, Eden in action, Community Giving

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October 31, 2014

Trick-or-Treating at Hale Makua

This Halloween, costumed kids of all ages (and adults too) descended on Hale Makua Kahului for some trick-or-treating on the neighborhoods. Thanks to our Activities team, kids were greeted in the A...

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Tags: Principle 4, Principle 6, Meaningful Activity, Principle 2, giving care, Eden in action, Children

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October 30, 2014

104th Birthday Honored by Consulate

On October 29, the Japanese Consulate from Honolulu came to honor one of our residents, Mrs. Matsuko Haruguchi. She will turn 104 years young in November. The visit was in observance of "Respe...

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Tags: Principle 6, Meaningful Activity, Birthday, Celebration