Arcadia launches revamped garden brochure
Recently, Arcadia debuted a new Garden Brochure which is a self-guided tour through our lush, on-site botanical garden!
Arcadia’s garden is ever-changing, and the self-guided tour gives residents the chance to learn about the trees and plants who call our garden home. Varieties include Rainbow shower trees, Red ginger, a Meyer Lemon Tree, and Cuban Royal Palms. The garden is also outfitted with a lovely koi pond complete with taro.
Residents kicked off the new brochure’s debut with a party which included personal tours of the garden by our horticulturist, Heidi Bornhorst. We hope residents continue to find peace and wonderment in our “urban oasis” for years to come.
109-year-old resident shares secret to aging well
Arcadia resident Ethel Lung just celebrated her 109th Birthday! Born and raised on Maui, Mrs. Lung learned that the secret to a long and happy life has been hard work, honesty, and being happy with what you have rather than envious of others.
Mrs. Lung raised 4 children in Kaimuki and was married to her husband Wui for 80 years. Longevity runs in her family – her husband lived to be 104 years old.
Mrs. Aileen Young, Mrs. Lung’s eldest daughter, knows that her mother’s vivacious attitude toward life helps her stay young. She recalls a cruise they took one time, where her mother and father were out on the dance floor every night.
We’d like to wish Mrs. Lung a very happy 109th birthday with many happy returns! To watch KITV’s segment on Mrs. Lung’s life, please click here.
Arcadia resident celebrates 100th birthday!
Arcadia resident Lenora Cho recently celebrated her 100th birthday! She enjoyed a wonderful birthday party and even was the lucky recipient of not one, but two cakes! There was so much cake to go around, all of the residents and staff were invited to have a piece. We’d love to wish Mrs. Cho a very happy 100th birthday with many happy returns!
Kupuna Achievers: Arkie Koehl
According to MADD, every two minutes, a person is injured in a drunk driving accident. Surprised at these statistics and determined to make a difference, Arcadia Resident Mr. Arkie Koehl began volunteering for MAAD after a career in advertising.
According to the national highway traffic safety administration, on average, two in three people will be involved in a drunk driving crash in their lifetime. The more statistics Mr. Koehl learned, the more he wanted to change the odds for the better.
His efforts have paid off over time, but he keeps going no matter what. He hopes he can inspire our younger generation to do the same.
Thank you, Mr. Koehl, for all that you do to help keep Hawaii’s roads, and residents, safe!
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Kupuna Achievers: Lenley Hawksworth
Arcadia’s very own Mr. Lenley Hawksworth was just in grade school when he witnessed the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
Decades later, Mr. Hawksworth now volunteers at Pearl Harbor every Tuesday, sharing his childhood story and helping guests understand more about the attack. He enjoys recounting his memories of that important day and sharing his experiences with the many visitors of Pearl Harbor.
Mr. Hawksworth is no stranger to serving others: He was in the ROTC at Kaiser High School and also served as a Lieutenant in the Army. He eventually made his way to the YMCA for the duration his career.
Thank you, Mr. Hawksworth, for all that you do in the community. We’re proud you are a part of Arcadia’s ohana!
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15 Craigside and Arcadia earn 5-star rating from Medicare.gov!
Many congratulations to 15 Craigside and Arcadia for earning 5/5 stars from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. You can see the full report here. Keep up the good work!