December 23, 2009

Hale Makua Holds Winter Olympics

Yesterday I was treated to a preview of the Winter Olympics – Hale Makua style. The games were held at Hale Makua Kahului in the Aloha Cafe. There were a total of five winter games with six p...

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December 18, 2009

First in Hawaii to Become an Eden Registered Home

In August 2009, Hale Makua Health Services became the first organization in the State of Hawaii to join the Eden Registry. This designation reflects the organizations’ commitment to improving...

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Tags: Eden Home, Eden Registery

December 18, 2009

Our Short-Term Goals for 2009 – 2010

Education & Training: Educating all staff, residents, families, and doctors about Luana through detailed and concrete training. Spreading the word about Luana to the general public.Identifying...

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December 18, 2009

Enjoying a Day at the Maui County Fair

The Maui County Fair is held annually at the beginning of October. The Fair is all about reconnecting with friends and family in an environment where everyone from the keiki (kids) to kupuna (elder...

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December 17, 2009

Finding a Spontaneous Moment

Earlier this week I was helping with the layout and adding photos into a PowerPoint presentation to be used for basic staff education about what Luana is and the Ten Eden Principles. I was having a...

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Tags: Eden Principles, spontaneous moments

December 17, 2009

Residents Participate in Staff Training on Compassionate Caring

Over the nine year history of our Compassionate Caring program, June 14, 2009, marked the first day that residents actively participated in and contributed to the two days of courses alongside staf...

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December 17, 2009

What is the Eden Tree?

As an Eden Alternative Registered Home we have receive two “Eden Tree” plaques, which are displayed at our communities in Kahului and Wailuku. The purpose of the Eden Tree is to let oth...

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December 16, 2009

The Joy of Music & Dance

Our Activities Departments strive to provide meaningful activities and interactions for residents, and to create an environment that may stimulate variety and spontaneity for unexpected and unpredi...

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December 10, 2009

Why start a blog about our Luana journey?

The idea to start a blog came about at last week’s Luana Core Team meeting as a way to keep other people informed about Hale Makua Health Services Luana’ journey, our challenges and goa...

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December 08, 2009

Ice Cream Carts

This past summer two ice cream carts were donated by an anonymous donor to Hale Makua Kahului for use on the Ilima and Pikake Neighborhoods. In an effort to help residents relive their childhood ye...

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Tags: Antidote to Boredom, Principle 5, Eden Alternative in Action