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Singing Out Loud


Michie Shigetani is a resident at Hale Makua Wailuku and she’s quickly become popular due to  a special skill she has. Mrs. Shigetani is a trained opera singer. She loves to entertain and in the photo she is singing for other residents in an after dinner performance. Visitor Florence often drops by to accompany her on the piano.

Mrs. Shigetani’s singing illustrates Eden Principle #6: “Meaningless activity corrodes the human spirit. The opportunity to do things that we find meaningful is essential to human health.” Mrs. Shigetani and Florence find meaning in performing for others. 

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