May 23, 2023

The Legendary Life of Masao Motooka

Distant explosions echoed across the island of Oahu, as a young, 16-year-old Masao “Masa” Motooka noticed a number of planes flying across the far distance. “I thought it was just...

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January 11, 2023

The Life and Art Shaped by George Sano

Different fragments extracted and merged together are shaped and formed into one solid, resilient, and astonishing finished piece. This description not only describes the impressive woodwork made b...

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Tags: Resident Story, Adult Day Health, testimonial


November 18, 2022

While Receiving Support from Hale Makua, Katz Offers Support for Hale Makua

Katsuko “Katz” Enoki shared that many years ago she received her college education through scholarships that helped her become a nurse practitioner. She later joined a Family Communit...

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September 15, 2022

The True Story of Charlie's Angels

Back in 1997 when Hale Makua resident Charlie Graves was just 26 years old, he suffered a stroke which left him paralyzed on the left side. He was a single father raising two young daughters, so he...

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July 21, 2022

Ana Marches on at Hale Makua

Resident Ana Daliva moved to Maui in 1995 from Ilocos Norte, Philippines. On Maui, she helped care for her granddaughter, walking her to and from school during the week. The walk was quite a far di...

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March 14, 2022

A Loving Home Away from Home for Jojo

Maui has always been home for Jojo Apo, even when she was away for four years in the military. When she joined the Army at age 18, she became so homesick that she did what reminded her of home the ...

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February 18, 2022

Fred is Walking for the First Time in Years

Imagine waking up one day and realizing you no longer have the ability to use your legs, and doctors can’t figure out what’s wrong. That’s exactly what happened to Hale Makua resi...

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December 28, 2021

Hale Makua's Got Melvin's Back

Not long after Melvin Pomroy (pictured far right) returned home from back surgery, he suddenly felt faint and passed out. He was taken to the hospital and was told that had he come in a day later...

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November 16, 2021

Victor Appreciates the Support at Hale Makua

At age 87, resident, Victor Bellarosa, is thankful for the life experiences that has helped shape him into the man he is today. He was born and raised in the tough streets of Brooklyn, New York, an...

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September 17, 2021

Ed Celebrates 20 Years at Hale Makua and Shares a Fond Memory with Resident

We have many long time employees at Hale Makua, and it is always thrilling to learn about impacts they have made that may have gone unnoticed by others. Our Maintenance Worker, Edwin "Ed&quo...

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