News & Events

Caregiver Workshop Covers Stages of Dementia and Dementia-Related Hospice Care

Caregivers of Central Union Church Adult Day Care & Day Health Center were invited to attend a FREE workshop hosted by the Center and Central Union Church. This month’s workshop featured guest speaker Dr. Ritabelle Fernandes, MD (Geriatrician with Palliative Care Specialty, Medical Director, Bristol Hospice, Co-PI on Hawaii Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative Grant) and covered the stages of dementia, criteria for hospice eligibility for persons with advanced dementia and services offered under the hospice benefit for persons with advanced dementia.

Kobo Glass Excursion

Clients at Central Union Church Adult Day Care & Day Health Center visited KoBo Glass and made their very own 6×6″ glass art! Designs ranged from vibrant flowers to almost edible pineapples. KoBo Glass teaches small classes to ensure that every student receives personalized attention and instruction. After their hard work at glass-making, clients enjoyed a tasty lunch down the street at Siam Palace, complete with pad thai and spring rolls. We are looking forward to our next session at Kobo Glass at the end of June!

King Kamehameha Day Luau and Hula

For one special day, the clients of Central Union Church Adult Day Care and Day Health Center and Kilohana Senior Enrichment Center came together for a beautiful luau to celebrate King Kamehameha Day at Central Union Church’s Parish Hall

Clients, family, and friends gathered to enjoy opening music from Legacy, Joy Waikoloa and Arex Ikehara. This luau also doubled as an open house for family, friends, and community members. Everyone learned more about Arcadia’s home and community based programs during speeches from Trudi Galera (COO, Home and Community Based Programs), Stacey Young (Program Director of Central Union Church Adult Day Care and Day Health Center), and Jennifer Souza (Program Director of Kilohana Senior Enrichment Center).

The program continued with the presentation of the Kamehameha Day Court and a fabulous hula performance from Arcadia’s hula halau. Then, both Kilohana and Central Union clients took turns performing hula themselves!

A delicious Hawaiian plate lunch was enjoyed by all which included pork lau lau, lomi salmon, and haupia. And hardly anyone was able to turn down the ono haupia cake for dessert!

Mahalo nui loa to all who helped make this luau and King Kamehameha Day a memorable one!

Happy Derby Day from Central Union Church!

Happy Derby Day!

All bets were off  as our clients at Central Union Church Adult Day Care geared up for the big race day at Churchill Downs by hosting their own Derby Day Party! Clients donned their best hats ranging from traditional southern style hats to top hats. Games captured the spirit of the race, and clients were even able to place bets for what horse they thought would win the race.

What sort of Kentucky Derby party would it be without a mint julep or two? Staff mixed up mint julep “mocktails” complete with fresh mint and clients sipped on them throughout the afternoon.

Preschoolers from neighboring Central Union Church came through to show off their handmade paper hats and horses. Everyone was charmed by their cheerful demeanor and their playful visit.

We’d like to thank everyone to came out and made our Derby Day such a success! Your participation is second-to-none!

Adult Day Care Center Clients Exhibit Unique Talents

Clients at Central Union Church Adult Day Care & Day Health Center really amaze us with their diverse talents and activities! Nancy loves sewing and with some assistance from Nurse Joy, helped sew new dining scarves for fellow adult day care center clients, as well as microwave bowl potholders! The potholders will be given as gifts to volunteers and entertainers who come to perform and share their talents with clients at the center.

Betty loves coloring and created colorful greeting cards for her fellow friends. The cards include well wishes for birthdays and “get-well-soon” messages.

Thank you Nancy and Betty for sharing your talents with us! Your heartfelt and home made gifts are appreciated by all.

Celebrating National Hat Day

Recently, clients at Central Union Church Adult Day Care & Day Health Center celebrated National Hat Day! Some adult day care clients brought in their own hats for the day, and others made their own at the center inspired by the tried-and-true party hat. Coloring and designing them by themselves, clients got a kick out of donning their hats around the center for the day.

Not to be left out, employees wore hats ranging from Rastafari, to pirate and construction. A volunteer from Punahou School helped our clients prepare the hats, assisted them with putting their hats on, and of course, got them to smile for the camera!

“Hats off!” to our clients and employees for celebrating this festive holiday!

Intergenerational fun at Central Union Church Adult Day Care!


Did you know that Central Union Church Adult Day Care & Day Health Center clients pair up with the preschool for some fun intergenerational activities twice a week?

Preschoolers come over to the adult day care every Tuesday and Thursday to enjoy an array of planned activities like bracelet making, lei making, bingo, singing, and crafts. The joy shared between generations is infectious!

Thank you Central Union Church Preschool for brightening our seniors’ days!