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March 11, 2024

Ho'omau (3/8/24)


MARCH 8, 2024, ISSUE 140


Renew, Perpetuate, Persevere

Okinawan Center

15 Craigside resident, Dr. Kyoko Hijirida started teaching a monthly class on Okinawan culture based on a book she co-wrote called, “Introduction to Okinawa Culture.” Some of the members took an excursion to the Okinawan Center in Waipio to visit the museum, view the statue of Kyuzo Toyama (known as the “Father of Okinawan Immigration”), and see the 18-ton rock brought in from Okinawa. Residents Alice and Ted Kishimori also donated a ceramic piece recognized by the Japanese government as a living national treasure. This was such an educational and amazing experience!

Ala Moana Center

Hale Ola Kino by Arcadia residents spent the afternoon walking around Ala Moana Center. They browsed through the shops and stopped at Onaona, a brand new coffee and dessert café. The shop is known for their j-shaped ice cream cones made from corn. It is based on the traditional Korean dessert, jipangyi.

Happy Birthday!

Arcadia resident, Ms. Aiko Kurisaki, celebrated her 101st birthday! Her family surprised her with flowers and clinic employees sang happy birthday. We wish her another year of good health, joy, and love!

Glow in the Dark Party

The Arcadia Adult Day Care at Central Union Church turned down the lights and turned up the music for a glow in the dark party! Clients and staff dressed up with glow in the dark bracelets, necklaces, rings, and glasses. Once the lights went out, everyone started dancing and enjoying each other’s company.

Shriners Bear Kits

To celebrate National Teddy Bear Day, Arcadia Residents made paper bear kits to donate to the recreational therapy group at Shriners Children’s Hospital.

Legacy Performance

One of 15 Craigside’s favorite performers, The Legacy, returned to the Theater with their upbeat, Hawaiian classics and great oldies. The group consists of retired educators who share their love for music to many communities throughout the state. One of the last songs they played was “the chicken song,” where residents joined in and danced from their seats.

Sorabol Luncheon

Arcadia residents enjoyed a delicious lunch at Sorabol Korean Restaurant. The extensive menu included BBQ, bibimbap, kalbi, bulgogi, and sushi. Sorabol moved from their original location on Keeaumoku Street in January 2022 to their new location. They are now located in the old Pagoda Floating Restaurant space. Everyone loved their meal!

Girl's Day Craft

On March 3rd, the Arcadia Adult Day Care Center celebrated Girls’ Day or Hinamatsuri (Doll Festival). Clients created adorable doll crafts in honor of this special holiday. Girls Day is to celebrate the health and happiness of young girls with hopes for a bright future. Traditionally, parents or grandparents of a newborn girl will buy a set of hina dolls for the baby’s first Hinamatsuri.

Cyber Safe Seniors

Arcadia residents attended Cyber Safety 101, a course designed to teach kupuna the basics of cybersecurity with activities and resources. This course is a student-led nonprofit created by Esther Chan, a senior at Punahou School. A big mahalo to Esther and the Punahou students for visiting and sharing their knowledge with our residents to keep them safe!

“The Arcadia Family of Companies recently held two Service Anniversary Luncheons to celebrate and honor our employees who marked 1, 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 years of service in 2023. Please join me in expressing our heartfelt gratitude for their dedication!” - Suzie Schulberg, President & CEO

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