January 29, 2024
JANUARY 26, 2024, ISSUE 137
Renew, Perpetuate, Persevere
Honolulu Museum of Art
Arcadia residents took a trip to the Honolulu Museum of Art (HoMA) to experience art, history, and culture. They explored the beautiful greenery of the outdoor grounds and regional architecture of the courtyard. Everyone loved seeing all of the unique exhibits and learning about the individual works. They also stopped at the museum’s café for a refreshing and yummy lunch. The café has been there for over 50 years, serving casual contemporary cuisine to perfectly complement the experience of the tour. HoMA currently has a few pop-up exhibitions including David Hockney: Perspective Should Be Reversed, Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation, Navid Sinaki: The Infinite Garden, Shining Prince: The Tale of Genji, and Disasters of War: Then and Now.
15 Craigside residents enjoyed this month’s Na Mea Ono (The Delicious Place) Cocktail Hour. Yummy pupu were served including takoyaki, beef and lamb gyro bao buns, jackfruit lettuce wraps, and smoked salmon with cucumber dill, along with wine, beer, soda, and juice. Guitarist and singer, Cameron Achuela, played classic Hawaiian, jazz, and blues songs while residents sipped on their beverage of choice.
Houseplant Appreciation Day
January 10th was Houseplant Appreciation Day and the Arcadia Adult Day Care Center clients celebrated with a sunflower planting activity. They also created adorable flower crafts. This day serves as a reminder to give your houseplants a little extra attention and love to keep them thriving.
"I Have a Dream" Floats
To honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 15 Craigside and Arcadia residents picked up “I Have a Dream” floats. It included vanilla ice cream with either classic root beer, CocaCola, strawberry, or orange soda. This special holiday celebrates the life and legacy of the chief spokesperson for nonviolent activism in the Civil Rights Movement, which protested racial discrimination in federal and state laws.
Jewelry Making Class
It’s time to make some jewelry! Sahlee Rinonos, Hale Ola Kino by Arcadia Health Information Manager, led residents in a jewelry making class. She brought special beads and guided them through the process. Everyone had so much fun creating bracelets and learning from Sahlee!
BBQ Chicken Pizza
Arcadia residents made mouthwatering BBQ chicken pizza! BBQ sauce was spread on the pizza dough and topped with shredded chicken, red onions, bacon bits, and cheese. The pizzas were baked in the oven and participants took them back to their apartments to enjoy. This is such a simple and yummy recipe that’s definitely worth a try!
With all the poinsettias from the holiday season around 15 Craigside, residents gave new life to the plants by creating special ikebana arrangements. The gorgeous arrangements were put on display in the Solarium for others to view and appreciate. A prospective resident was touring the building and asked if they were professionally arranged!
Kalani Student Volunteers
Kalani High School students volunteered at the Arcadia Adult Day Care Center at Central Union Church. They were able to interact and engage with the clients through various activities including puzzles, cards, games, and arts and crafts. The students and clients enjoyed each other’s kindness and company. Thank you to our dedicated and caring volunteers!
“This week we recognized and celebrated our fun-loving Activities Professionals throughout the AFC. Mahalo nui for brightening each day of our kupuna with your dedication, cheerfulness and creativity. We are grateful for each and every one of you!” - Suzie Schulberg, President & CEO