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May 3, 2024

Ho'omau (5/3/24)


MAY 3, 2024, ISSUE 144


Renew, Perpetuate, Persevere

May Day Festivities

Our communities were filled with joy and the aloha spirit as we celebrated May Day with many wonderful festivities! 15 Craigside’s Health Care Center held its annual May Day program that featured a royal court of residents and amazing entertainment provided by employees including hula and a Samoan dance. The 15 Craigside May Day Program featured the all resident performance by the ukulele and singers from the Sounds of Craigside, the taiko drumming group, hula dances, and the No Name (pronounced Na-meh) Serenaders! Arcadia enjoyed their inaugural May Day program, produced and directed by resident Mrs. Yvonne Toma. The event included a May Day court and highlighted the talents of residents including hula and Hawaiian mele.

A Trip to the Waikiki Aquarium

In April, 15 Craigside residents and their guests enjoyed a Na Mea Ono (The Delicious Place) Filipino lunch! The menu featured pancit bihon, garlic fried rice, pork adobo, pork guisantes, kare-kare, salmon belly soup, and chicken afritada. Everyone loved experiencing the delicious flavors and enjoying each other’s company.

Papana Jazz Band

In honor of Jazz Appreciation Month, Arcadia welcomed the United States Air Force Band of the Pacific’s Papana Jazz Ensemble back for an amazing performance. Their lively tunes are music you can dance to and some residents rose to their feet to do just that! Mahalo nui loa for entertaining us!

Volunteer Appreciation

April 21st to April 27th was Volunteer Appreciation Week and 15 Craigside celebrated with a festive gathering in the Lobby. Residents had the opportunity to mingle and share their appreciation for all that the resident volunteers do! Everyone also enjoyed delicious treats including poke, egg rolls, and sushi.

Ikebana Fun!

Arcadia residents, Mr. Herbert Hamada and Ms. Christine Wada, gathered in the Chapel to put together an impressive and beautiful ikebana arrangement! Translating to "living flowers" or "arranging flowers," ikebana is much more than just putting blooms in a vase; it's a profound form of artistic expression deeply rooted in Japanese culture and philosophy.

Kawananakoa Volunteers

Kawananakoa Middle School students volunteered at the Health Care Center at 15 Craigside. The volunteers assisted our Activities team with various carnival games. The residents loved interacting and spending time with the students. Kawananakoa Middle School serves approximately 600 students from Nuuanu, Pauoa, Pacific Heights, Liliha, and Kalihi-Palama.

Notice of Voter Registration

Just a friendly reminder that you should have received your 2024 Notice of Voter Registration card in the mail. Registered voters will automatically receive a ballot at least 18 days prior to Election Day. Traditional Election Day polling places will not be available. For more information, please visit or call (808) 768-3800.

“Between May 8th and May 12th, we celebrate Nurses Week. Please join me in extending our deepest gratitude to our RNs, LPNs, CNAs, NAs, and HSAs for their unwavering dedication and commitment to the care of our kupuna. Your hard work and compassion truly make a difference in the lives of our residents, clients, and members. Mahalo for all that you do!”-Suzie Schulberg, President & CEO

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