15 Craigside Resident Auntie Chic just turned 100!
Ms. Chikako “Auntie Chic” Yamashiro was born on Kauai and is second oldest of 11 siblings. She worked as a nurse in the Plantation Hospital, then moved to Oahu and worked as a Psychiatric Nurse for Tripler Hospital. After retirement, she joined the Moilili community center where she learned to play Mahjong and enjoyed the company of her friends.
Auntie Chic led a fabulous single life and has traveled all over the world including Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan, Okinawa, Europe, and the U.S.
Auntie Chic now lives at 15 Craigside and spends her days socializing with friends, and was most recently crowned May Day Queen! She enjoys making yarn leis for special occasions and loves BINGO and Pokkeno. Her hobbies include knitting, jigsaw puzzles, word searches, and playing solitaire on the iPad she recently learned how to use.
We are BLESSED to have you as a resident, Auntie Chic! Here’s to many happy returns!
On February 16, 2017, over 200 friends, business partners, community leaders, and 15 Craigside residents gathered at Arcadia to celebrate its 50th Anniversary of Operations. Arcadia turned 50 years old on January 16, 2017.
A lovely program featured Leslie Wilcox from PBS Hawaii as the Master of Ceremonies. An opening Oli by Kahu Kelekona Bishaw of Kamehameha Schools Kapalama was a lovely way for all in attendance to reflect fondly on the past 50 years while excitedly looking forward to the next 50 years and beyond. We were also grateful to feature the talent of Sacred Hearts Academy 8th Grade Intermediate Choir led by Mr. Zachary Moore.
Leslie introduced Hawaii First Lady Dawn Ige who, representing Governor Ige, read a congratulatory message from the office of the Governor. Arcadia also received special messages from members of Congress, and a Proclamation from Mayor Kirk Caldwell and the City and County of Honolulu.
Hawaiian trio Puamana entertained party-goers with their festive tunes, and several guests spontaneously danced the hula. Guests were delighted to enjoy delicious pupu prepared by our dining services team which featured a tempura station, fresh seafood, charcuterie and cheese, prime rib sliders, and an array of decadent desserts. Candy Art Hawaii crafted handmade traditional Japanese lollipops, and their on-site photo booth with props was a big hit for all attendees.
From the bottom of our hearts: Thank you to everyone who came to celebrate Arcadia’s 50th Anniversary. We are especially happy that 15 Craigside residents made the journey over to join in the festivities!
Variety Show Showcases Residents’ Diverse Talent
15 Craigside hosted its annual variety show on December 2, and residents delighted the audience with a variety of talents and seasonal acts. From singing and caroling, to skits and magic tricks, 15 Craigside’s residents did not disappoint!
The highlight was a special performance by the 15C Hula Halau O Na Hoaloha. They performed a dance entitled “Wa’a Hokulea,” which tells of the Hokulea’s expeditions. The evening’s guest of honor, a surprise to the halau, was none other than Nainoa Thompson, president of the Polynesian Voyaging Society.
We are proud to showcase the variety of talent and heart in our community this season. Happy holidays to all!
15C Resident Volunteers at Horse Rescue
15 Craigside resident Ms. Nancy has always wanted to take care of horses. Now at 70 years young, she’s turned her bucket-list item into a reality by volunteering with Equine 808 Horse Rescue in Kunia Loa. For the past month, she has been grooming the Rescue’s horses and giving the Rescue’s 10 cats some much-needed love.
“It’s not about me, but about the animals we take care of,” says Ms. Nancy. “We always hope for an adoption.”
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!
15 Craigside Healthcare Residents Enjoy Lei Day Hula Performance
Happy May Day, or should we say Lei Day, from 15 Craigside!
Healthcare residents were lucky to enjoy a Lei Day Program that commenced with the blowing of pu, or a Hawaiian conch shell, to usher in the celebrated court. Each court member donned lei and the official color from each Hawaiian Island. The King and Queen, along with the rest of the court, were presented ho’okupu, or gifts.
A variety of performers graced the stage, including our very own resident hula group. Enjoy the video above to get a sneak peak into our momentous Lei Day celebration!