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April 16, 2010

We Sing, We Dance

Yesterday afternoon the residents and staff at Hale Makua Wailuku held Hale Makua Idol, a fundraiser for the annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk. Contestants sang their hearts out for the audience...

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April 13, 2010

Eden Alternative Tip of the Week: The Three Plagues of Loneliness, Helplessness & Boredom

Principle #1: The Three Plagues of loneliness, helplessness and boredom account for the bulk of suffering among our Elders.The key word here is “bulk.” This is a strong statement. It ...

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April 08, 2010

The New Look of Luana

In developing the curriculum for training all Hale Makua Health Services’ employees the Luana Core Team thought it would be a great idea to have something that would reinforce the Eden Princi...

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April 08, 2010

Residents Highlight of Donor Recognition

Last week Thursday we recognized several of our major donors at Hale Makua Kahului with the help of some residents. Helen Oliveira and Wally Ohiro graced the crowd with some the hula. Joe Thomas s...

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April 06, 2010

The Hunt is On!

On Good Friday Hale Makua Wailuku residents got a jump start on Easter by participating in an Easter egg hunt. Staff members hid eggs throughout the courtyard and gardens for residents to find. Sev...

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April 05, 2010

Eden Alternative Tip of the Week: The Magic of Children & Elders

In his book, Life Worth Living, Dr. William Thomas speaks to the incredible opportunity that those who provide home for the Elders have to connect with their community’s children in a manne...

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April 01, 2010

Residents Go Shopping!

Today residents at both Hale Makua communities spent the morning doing some serious shopping.The craft and food sales were held on-site so that all residents could come to pursue and make purchases...

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March 30, 2010

Take a Walk in the Park Day Celebrated

Today, March 30th, is Take a Walk in the Park Day. Residents who wanted to enjoy a nice stroll in the sun ventured out into the sunny, albeit a bit blustery, afternoon in celebration of Take a Walk...

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March 29, 2010

Eden Alternative Tip of the Week: Education on the Eden Alternative Journey

There are three stages to implementing the Eden Alternative. First the vision of where the journey can take you needs to be defined. Then education needs to happen so that people are prepared to ...

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March 27, 2010

What is the Thinking Organ

Our brain is a thinking organ that learns and grows by interacting with the world through perception and action. Mental stimulation improves brain function and actually protects against cognitive d...

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