February 26, 2010

Residents Celebrate February Birthdays

The Plunkers play music and perform the hula in honor of Hale Makua Kahului residents’ February birthdays. Every month one day of the month is set aside to celebrate all of the residents who ...

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February 24, 2010

More Spontaneous Moments

Activities team member Maile Licos uses a ball to work with residents on motor and cognitive skills. The ball is covered in writing with topics and questions that let us get to know and interact ...

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February 23, 2010

Spreading the Word About Luana

One of the Luana Core team’s goals since 2009 has been to educate all of Hale Makua Health Services 500+ employees about Luaua. The Core Team has always agreed that getting employee buy-in is...

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February 23, 2010

Residents Give Care Too!

Activities Director Teresa Lopes was sharing a story about how one of the residents, Bev, who I always see with her nose in a book, gives care to other residents and staff. She does so by sharing h...

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February 23, 2010

Spontaneous Moment

Lynsey, Hale Makua Wailuku Activities Director, shared that today volunteers Wesley and Maile came to visit and talk story with our residents. They were helping route residents to the dining room ...

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February 20, 2010

Cooking for Chinese New Year

Kung Hee Fat Choy! Today residents celebrated Chinese New Year with freshly made crispy won tons. Residents Roberta Kapuaala and Bruno Wong, with Activities Assistant May Cordero, helped to prepare...

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Tags: Principle 4, Antidote to Helplessness, Principle 6, Meaningful Activitiy

February 19, 2010

The Joy of Gardening

Ella Rosetes from the West Neighborhood shared that since Kaiser Permanente’s Martin Luther King Day of Service on January 18, 2010, several residents have been tending their herb and vegetab...

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February 15, 2010

2nd Annual Miss Sweetheart Pageant

On February 12th, former Hana resident Alexandria Helm, Miss Pikake, was crowned Hale Makua Kahului’s Miss Sweetheart 2010. Miss Pikake beat out seven other contestants including first runner...

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Tags: Principle 5, Antidote to Boredom, Principle 6, Meaningful Activity

February 15, 2010

Hale Makua Wailuku Celebrates Valentine’s Day

On February 12th, Hale Makua Wailuku residents and staff celebrated Valentine’s Day with a special lunch and dancing.Photos:Activities Director, Lynsey, dancing with residents Zosima Medeiros...

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February 11, 2010

What is Resident-Directed Care?

In my last couple of postings I wrote about resident-directed care, also known as person-centered care. For those who may not be familiar with what resident-directed care is, I thought I’d tr...

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