A Salute to our Veterans!
For Veterans Day, we honored our clients who served in the armed forces. A short biography about each veteran’s military experience was read aloud as they were presented with a special certificate, lei, American flag, and a goodie bag. Thank you to all who have served and continue to serve in order to protect us at home and abroad!
Fun at Foster Botanical Garden
Clients not only got to visit the beautiful grounds at Foster Botanical Garden, but worked with their hands to create beautiful Hawaiian wreaths just in time for Fall! Thank you to Foster Botanical Garden and our instructor Iris and her volunteers for a great experience!
Clients and staff at Central Union Church Adult Day Care & Day Health Center celebrated Halloween with a fangtastic Haunted House that would send chills up your spine! Staff and clients donned their most fashionable costumes for the holiday, with tourists, Trolls, and Disney characters aplenty. Thank you to Central Union Church staff for allowing us to use the Parish Hall for this year’s Haunted House–it was a SCREAM!
CUC Goes to Paesano Ristorante Italiano
Recently, clients headed to Manoa Marketplace and dined at Paesano Ristorante Italiano. We enjoyed lively conversation, savory entrees, bread, salad, and pasta–mm, mm, good! Thanks to Paesano for serving us with smiles–we’ll be sure to return!
CUC Clients Receive Free Flu Shots
We partnered with Walgreens and our friendly local Pharmacist, Alice, to bring clients the flu vaccine this season. Here’s to staying healthy!
Center Kicks Off Halloween Month with Crafts
Goblins and ghouls, spirits and spiders! Just a few creepy crawly things to expect this month at Central Union Church Adult Day Care and Day Health. As we prepare for Halloween, October will be filled with spooktacular crafts, a costume contest, and our own Haunted House. Stay tuned for more as we approach All Hallows’ Eve!
Punahou Seniors Volunteer with Clients
We recently had a private violin concert at the Center! Charles, a senior at Punahou School, performed a medley of classical songs for us to enjoy. Charles is one of 15 seniors at Punahou who volunteered at our Center this semester. Thank you to Charles and Punahou encouraging our youth to care for and engage with our kupuna!
Clients Visit Grounds Chapel
Our adult day care clients at Central Union Church were treated to a private tour of its Sanctuary Chapel. The tour was led by Jon Fujita (Administrative Programs Coordinator) and it highlighted a brief history of the chapel and church, as well as the church organ. Jon also answered questions from our clients, including queries about future weddings for their grandchildren! Thank you to Jon and Central Union Church of Honolulu for allowing us to visit the Sanctuary Chapel. We are so grateful to be housed on such a beautiful and historical campus!
CUC Goes to Moku Kitchen
Mmm mmm, Moku Kitchen! Earlier this month, CUC staff and clients dined at Moku Kitchen, located at SALT at Our Kaka’ako. The group enjoyed friendly conversation among friends inbetween mouthwatering bites of oysters, truffle fries, and saimin. It was great to dine in this hip urban atmosphere, located in the heart of the ever-evolving Kaka’ako area. Thank you to the Moku Kitchen staff for your quality dishes and wonderful hospitality!
Annual Bon Dance Brings Day Care Clients Together
Last week, Central Union Church Adult Day Care & Day Health Center hosted its annual bon dance at Parish Hall, and Kilohana Senior Enrichment Center’s clients were invited to join in on all of the fun!
Hawaii Shin Kobukai Dance Group led clients and staff in a variety of dances. In between dances, there was plenty to do, including games like fishing, ladder golf and bean bag toss, and special destination photo booths including Mt. Fuji!
Fukuya Delicatessen provided an ono bento lunch and mochi dessert. We’d like to extend a special mahalo to Hawaii Shin Kobukai Dance Group, Central Union Church, and family volunteer Barbara Tome for a great bon dance!