Easter Egg Coloring, an Antidote to Helplessness

Nancy Kawamura brightens up white eggs with pink and yellow
Some of the lovely ladies of Hale Makua Kahului gathered to color eggs in celebration of the Easter holiday. These brightly colored and festive eggs were included on each residents’ breakfast tray on Easter morning. This is an example of the Eden Alternative Principle 4: An Elder-centered community creates opportunity to give as well as receive care. This is the antidote to helplessness, and Principle 6: Meaningless activity corrodes the human spirit. The opportunity to do things that we find meaningful is essential to human health.

Hisako Tamori waits for the dye to set on her yellow Easter egg

Vilma Sanchez helps care partner May Cordero pack up the colored eggs

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