Celebrating Father’s Day at Kilohana!
What better way to kick off Father’s Day weekend and celebrate summer than a good old-fashioned water gun fight?
Clients at Kilohana Senior Enrichment Center enjoyed some fun in the sun to celebrate fathers and the important role they play in their families. Recognizing their fun-loving spirit, staff served clients root beer floats and set them up with materials to have a water balloon and water gun fight. Smiles were seen all around!
Thank you to all of the fathers and fatherly figures out there who make a difference in lives everyday.
Kilohana Receives $10,000 Charity Grant
Great news! The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation selected Kilohana Senior Enrichment Center to receive a $10,000 check as part of their Christmas in June charity grants!
Weinberg employees were asked to select a favorite charity, and Executive Secretary Ernestine Murata said of Kilohana, “I have been so impressed with Kilohana Senior Enrichment Center for the work they do to help seniors feel connected and to give them social opportunities, physical exercise, and cognitive challenges.”
We would like to extend a heartfelt Mahalo to Ernestine and the Weinberg Foundation for their generosity and commitment to charity!
Pictured from left: Kilohana client Iris Fukui, Trudi Galera (COO, Home and Community-Based Programs), and Kilohana Senior Enrichment Center Board Chairman David Hayakawa.
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!
Fun at Kilohana Senior Enrichment Center
Our clients at Kilohana Senior Enrichment Center sure do know how to have fun! Recently, they’ve been partaking in some wonderful activities that stimulate their minds and creativity while bolstering creativity.
In March, clients enjoyed a visit by The Hawaii Symphony. Their precise and beautiful melodies impressed our clients, but not as much as when the performers played opposite of one another while reading their music upside down!
The Royal Hawaiian Band Glee Club performed, enticing our clients to sing along to oldies, Japanese favorites, and modern hits. They always know how to get the crowd going!
Last, but certainly not least, clients were able to make their own lucky charm bracelets to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Everyone knows a little green goes a long way on this Irish holiday. Clients created their own good luck charms just in time NOT to be pinched by some devious leprechauns. Erin go Bragh!
Thank you to all of our visitors who help to enrich the lives of our seniors everyday.
Adult Day Care Clients Visit Hawaii State Capitol
Clients from Kilohana Senior Enrichment Center adult day care took a special field trip in February to the Hawaii State Capitol.
Traveling downtown, clients were treated to a tour of this iconic site that is filled to the brim with history. Architectural symbolism is apparent throughout the entire building. The House and Senate galleries are open to the public, and clients enjoyed visiting the chambers. They were even able to sit in on a chamber session.
Clients were lucky to be able to visit the Governors Office, and Governor David Ige stopped by to say a quick hello! We would like to thank everyone at the Capitol who made this field trip a memorable one!