Arcadia is the first accredited Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Hawaii. Founded by Central Union Church, it was opened in 1967, and offers gracious retirement living in an urban setting with easy access to all of Honolulu’s social, cultural, educational and entertainment facilities, as well as shopping centers and churches. The 13-story tower residence provides 250 independent living apartments, assisted living, a 91-bed licensed nursing facility, 4 boarder beds, and a range of services (such as healthcare, dining, housekeeping and security) and amenities (such as solarium, library, clinic, wellness/fitness center, crafts and a chapel) for over 300 residents.
In 1987, Arcadia became a separate 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation whose sole member is Central Union Church, and in October, 1992, Arcadia purchased the fee simple interest from Punahou School. In 1999, Arcadia completed a $10 million renovation project. Arcadia continues to upgrade its common areas, independent living units as they become available for new occupants, and its nursing facility. It completed a $5 million renovation of its lower level, nursing facility and first floor in 2013.
Recognizing the responsibility which accompanies a 501(c)(3) charitable tax exemption, the Arcadia family of companies provide valuable services to Arcadia and the greater community in the following ways:
- The Arcadia Foundation (TAF), established in 1998 as a support organization for Arcadia, assists in helping with the costs of subsidization for Arcadia residents who have exhausted their resources and provides monies to assist with the needs of seniors in the community at large, including 15 Craigside. As the Foundation grows, its ability to provide greater assistance for seniors in need at Arcadia and in the greater community also grows. The Foundation has been key to opening our new Continuing Care Retirement Community in Nuuanu at 15 Craigside.
- Established in 2001, Arcadia Elder Services (AES), another support organization for Arcadia, manages operations for Central Union’s Adult Day Care and Day Health Center and for the Adult Day Care and Day Health program at Kilohana United Methodist Church in Niu Valley. These centers provide a caring, safe, nurturing and secure environment for seniors who are assisted by the services these programs offer.
- Since 2004, Arcadia Home Health Services (AHHS), also a support organization for Arcadia, has been providing a program of services for seniors who need some help and services in their home, including personal care, housekeeping, and Arcadia meals.
- In May, 2006, Arcadia, The Arcadia Foundation, Arcadia Elder Services and Craigside Retirement Residence agreed with the Hawaii Conference Foundation of the United Church of Christ to plan, develop, own and operate a moderate income CCRC on the former site of the Hawaii Conference Headquarters in Nuuanu. 15 Craigside opened in March, 2011. It is a 13-story tower which provides 170 independent living units (140 one-bedroom apartments and 30 studios), a 41-bed licensed nursing facility, 4 boarder beds, and assisted living services throughout the building. 15 Craigside includes a spacious lobby and reception area, kitchen and dining area, library, clinic, wellness and fitness center with an indoor swimming pool, and a community meeting area.
- On February 22, 2010, Arcadia Community Services, a 501(c)(3) organization, was incorporated to support the missions of Arcadia Retirement Residence and Craigside Retirement Residence (15 Craigside) and to coordinate the efforts of all of the Arcadia/Craigside programs and companies, including our home and community based services.
- Arcadia At Home was incorporated in 2013. It is a “continuing care at home” program in the nature of a CCRC. The program allows members the ability to “age in place” in the comfort of their own homes. It also provides a member services manager to coordinate services, activities, and ongoing care delivered to members in their homes.
The Arcadia companies continue to be guided by a vision that calls each to provide optimum effort in support of the residents, participants and clients and to provide benefits and service to seniors in the greater community. The companies diligently embrace the mandate and responsibility of their respective 501(c)(3) charitable tax exemptions. Monies earned by, and monies contributed to, and services provided by, the family of companies, provide the means by which the companies, are able to show social accountability as 501(c)(3) charitable tax exempt corporations.