Happy 40th Anniversary Teresa!
Congratulations to Teresa Lopes, Activities Director at Hale Makua Kahului, for 40 years of service at Hale Makua! If you've ever visited a loved one or worked at Hale Makua Kahului, there's a pretty good chance that you've met or seen Teresa. She can typically be found laughing with a resident or making sure that they're doing something that they enjoy. If a resident has lived at Hale Makua for a while and prefers spending their time in the Aloha Cafe, chances are that Teresa already knows their daily routine and preferences.
Teresa began her career as a CNA in 1977, became an Activity Aide in 1979, and was promoted to Activities Manager in 1984. In 1991 she became the Activities Director in Wailuku, and she has been the Activity Director in Kahului since 1996. Teresa shows up every day with a smile on her face, and a mission to connect with residents and help them enjoy life. She is continually looking for new and innovative ideas to encourage engagement and increase well being. She is always the first one to volunteer for special projects and events, and is a role model to all of us.
Thank you Teresa, for 40 years of dedicating your heart and soul to Hale Makua, and to those who live and work here!