Arcadia Kupuna and Local High School Seniors Learn about Each Other During Capstone Project

By Barb Powell | September 10, 2020

The residents of Arcadia — a UCC-related life plan community in Honolulu — take their volunteering seriously. This past spring, for example, they participated in the Punahou Capstone Project with the local Punahou School. Organized by resident Ellen Chapman, the multi-week project helped the high school seniors find connecting threads with the older adults. The…

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Arcadia Family of Companies Finds Successful Ways to Re-Open Some Resident Activities in its Life Plan Communities

By Barb Powell | July 10, 2020

As some communities across the United States begin loosening COVID-19 restrictions, so, too, are many CHHSM member organizations. The Arcadia Family of Companies, based in Honolulu, recently reopened several activities in its Life Plan Communities of Arcadia and 15 Craigside. Careful restrictions and rules are in place to ensure safety, but thanks to responsible residents…

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CHHSM Communities Express Thanks for All Things, Great and Small

By Barb Powell | November 20, 2018

How do you express your thanks? At two UCC Council for Health and Human Service communities, they use leaves. Angelus Plaza Senior Activity Center in Los Angeles — part of Retirement Housing Foundation’s largest affordable housing community in the United States — and Arcadia’s 15 Craigside in Honolulu are using autumnal trees to help residents,…

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Arcadia Residents Showcase Egguery Creations

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | June 8, 2018

What better way to get into the spring season than by showcasing the art form called “Egguery”! Residents of Arcadia continue to impress people with their hobbies and skill sets, and egguery is the latest showcase of their diverse talents. On display in Arcadia’s lobby is an assortment of different decorated eggs, from ostrich, duck,…

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Botanical Garden Adds Joy to Residents of United Church of Christ’s Arcadia

By Barb Powell | March 12, 2018

A waterfall and koi pond — complete with taro, a myriad of trees, paths to stroll through and places to sit and reflect. These are just some of the features of the botanical garden that serves residents of the United Church of Christ’s Arcadia in Honolulu. The site originally was home to Walter and Mary…

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Biennial Art Exhibit Helps UCC’s 15 Craigside Residents Explore their Creative Side

By Barb Powell | October 27, 2017

Residents of 15 Craigside, a United Church of Christ-related community in the Nu’uanu neighborhood of Honolulu, recently completed their second biennial Visions in Art exhibit, held Sept. 1 in the theater at 15 Craigside. A unique avenue for residents to cultivate and showcase their talents, skills, and interests, Visions in Art began in 2015, thanks…

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