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The Language of Luana

Starting in the month of October we will be making a conscientious effort to use our Luana language, meaning that we will begin making a shift from using institutional language like “facility” to refer to our two physical locations. During the month of October we will ask that all staff start using our Luana language by changing two simple words in your vocabulary.
1) Instead of “facility” try using “community” or “campus”. For example Mr. Doe lives in the Hale Makua Wailuku community.
2) Instead of “unit” or “wing” use the word “neighborhood”. For example, Jane enjoys working on her garden in the Pikake Neighborhood.
Stay tuned we will be featuring two new words every month to help align our everyday language with our cultural change initiative.

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