The Latest Happenings

Hi everybody! Thanks for checking out the latest happenings at our Aiea Heights and Waialae Senior Living Homes. 

The first notable thing that's happening at Aiea Heights SL is a little bit of fixing going on. You may have noticed that the view from the living room has gotten a bit better. That is thanks to a team of volunteers that did two container-full loads of tree trimming with more to come.

One of the upstairs bathrooms at Aiea is already fully functioning. The additional space and design will make it easier for the residents as well as the staff to get all the residents' bathroom needs taken care of more comfortably and efficiently.

The construction was hopefully not too disruptive to the daily routine of our residents. But it's not over yet. The driveway potholes are being fixed and the next thing on the agenda is the painting of the outside of the house along with some other things to spruce up our Aiea home. Thank you very much for your patience and understanding. It will be worth the wait.

The importance of activities in keeping everyone's minds exercised in conjunction with their bodies is part of our daily routine.  Special themes like Halloween seemed to have brought out the creative side of many of our residents.

Here you can see Sue (left) making the final touches on the Halloween decorations.

On the right is 99 year old Mrs. Okazaki proving that lefties, at 99, can still color inside the lines.

Carlene has always believed that everyone has something inside them that gives them something to took forward to in their daily routines. Its just a matter of finding what that something is. For Mrs. Emmos (left), she had often claimed that she couldn't stand or walk and the signs of frustration were becoming more evident. Carlene put elevated gardens together at both Waialae and Aiea for the residents to grow their own vegetables. This is Mrs. Emmos in her whole new world where she looks forward to tending to her lettuce and is often seen "standing" so she can make sure that even the ones in the back are taken care of.

This is Nana (right) who can challenge anyone at doing hidden word puzzles. Its tough to pull her away from working on her puzzles but these furry guys seem to have done a pretty good job!

Mrs. Okuhara (left) had been telling everyone that she couldn't move her arms. As you can see, with a little incentive Carlene found just the thing that would show everyone Mrs. Okuhara had it in her to lift her arms.

And last but not least, CONGRATULATIONS go out to Mrs. Mitsunaga who received a certificate and silver cup from the Prime Minister of Japan for celebrating her 100th birthday!!!! Consul Masamori Kobayashi came over to present her the award. 

Mrs. Mitsunaga is only one of 18 Japanese people in Hawaii over a hundred years old. YOU GO GIRL!