Aloha from our General Manager

October ‘Okakopa 2014
Roselani Scene
Aloha from our General Manager
Inside this issue
Message from General Manager
Events Highlights in Brief
Picnic for Poki
Senior Saturday Birthday Bingo
Walk to END Alzheimer’s
Calendar of Events
Halloween Events
This day in history
Sudoku & Word Search
Employee of the Month
Maui Fair Parade
In Memory Of . . .
October starts with the excitement of the Maui
County Fair - The Cotton Candy, Chicken Hekka and
my favorite scary ride - The Zipper. When I was a kid
we had a ride called the Bullet that was like a round
washtub on a thirty foot high stick. It felt and sounded
like it was about to fly into a million pieces, and it
smelled like lots of kids had been sick in it. What fun!
My first job was at our county fair. I was 12 years old and my father,
who ran a food booth for the Lutheran Brotherhood at the fair, had
arranged a job for me. I didn’t know what the details were, just to meet
one of his buddies at the fairgrounds at 6AM. I woke up before dawn,
put on my best white Sunday school shirt, black dress pants, and clipon tie. I started the two mile bike ride on my shiny red Schwinn bike in
the dark. I rode about half way there when an early rising bird took a
poop….and it landed on the arm of my clean white shirt. I knew my
mother would be ashamed if I went to work that way so I rushed home,
changed shirts, and rode like the devil to get to the fairgrounds by 6AM
….where I was taken to the cow barn and given a pitch fork to clean up
from behind the prize cows…….my white shirt didn’t stay white for
long! I still like to visit the animal barn at the county fair; I just avoid
the back side of the cows.
In Hawaii it is also the time for the whales to arrive. I heard on the
radio that they already spotted the first one off Lahaina!
Editor: Diane Alba-Means
Marketing Director
October 13th is what we used to call Christopher Columbus Day, but
now it is called Discoverer's day. I propose we stop celebrating who
discovered “us” and celebrate what we have discovered. Why isn’t
there a Neil Armstrong Day? After all, he was an American and he was
the first person on the Moon! Armstrong's famous words "That's one
small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."
This Halloween I’m dressing up as an Astronaut,
instead of my usual Cowboy costume.
With Aloha,
Steve Hansen, General Manager
October 2014 Important Dates
October 3
October 13
October 16
October 31
Yom Kippur
Discoverer’s Day/Columbus Day
National Boss’s Day
Picnic for Poki ~ Special Guest The Hula Honeys
Roselani Place and Ola Na Mele Productions invite you to join our residents to a Picnic for Poki at 11:00 AM
at the Historic Kaahumanu Church in Wailuku Town, 103 South High Street on Thursday, October 16, 2014.
Our featured guest with live Hawaiian entertainment will be The Hula Honeys.
The Hula Honeys, Ginger Johnson and Robyn Kneubuhl will
perform numbers from their new CD “A Hui Hou” along with
music from “Girl Talk.”, which received the prestigious Na Hoku
Hano Hano award 2010 for best Hawaiian Jazz album. Their
sound is vintage hapa haole with some swing, jazz and standards.
Come enjoy the talented wahine with the smooth island voices
creating Hawaiian music from Maui!
Bring your lunch with you and enjoy coffee and fresh baked
cookies from Roselani Place. Relax under the monkey pod tree
for an hour or so at this free event, which is open to the public.
Support Our Team
Walk to END Alzheimer’s
November 8, 2014
& Community Open House
Saturday, November 8, 2014
1:30 - 3:00 PM
Roselani Place is commemorating its 12th year of
serving Maui’s seniors. Help us celebrate with
Birthday Cake, Refreshments, and Prizes
All are welcome. Invite your friends.
Event is open to the public. FREE admission.
Model apartments will be open for viewing.
Please reserve your spot by Wed, Nov. 5, 2014
By calling 871-7720 or email:
[email protected]
Where: Queen Ka`ahumanu Center
275 W. Ka`ahumanu Ave. Kahului
Saturday, November 8, 2014
7:00 AM Registration
and 7:30 - Start of Walk
As Long as You Want It To Be
To participate or make a donation call Faith Gianan
at 871-7720 or email:
[email protected]
October Events Calendar in Brief
Thursday, October 2
Friday, October 3
Monday, October 6
Wednesday, October 10
Wednesday, October 15
Thursday, October 16
Saturday, October 18
Monday, October 20
Thursday, October 23
Friday, October 24
Saturday, October 25
Wednesday, October 29
Friday, October 31
Friday, October 31
Friday, October 31
Maui Fair Parade
Special Fair Day
Hula Show @Kaahumanu Center
Food Committee Meeting
Resident Council Meeting
Picnic for Poki
Harmonica Group Performance
Magic Show by Neil
“Chopped” Cooking Competition
42st Annual Maui County Senior Citizens Fair at War Memorial Gym
Cupcake Decorating with Kama’aina Kids
Kama’aina Kids Halloween Parade and Concert with Anne Ku
Oct. Birthday Bash PLUS Halloween Party and Costume Contest
Community Halloween Trick or Treat Festival at Roselani Place
Halloween Events
Friday, October 31, 2014
9:00 am ~ Lobby ~ Halloween Parade with Kama’aiana Kids
10:00 am ~ Halloween Piano concert with Anne Ku
Halloween Luncheon: 11:30 am — 1:00 pm
For residents in the Roselani Place Dining Rooms
2:00 pm Halloween Party: (3rd Floor Lobby)
We will have spook-tacular entertainment, refreshments and prizes for Residents, Family Members,
Roselani Place Volunteers, and Staff for best costumes.
Karaoke by N-E-Kine Entertainment
October Resident Birthday party will be held in conjunction with the
Halloween Party on Friday, October 31, 2014 at 2:00 pm
5:30 - 7:30 pm ~ Halloween Trick or Treat Festival
Roselani Place front driveway and garden ~ Residents will hand out treats to the children!
This Day In History…
October 1, 1908 - Henry Ford's Model T, a "universal car" designed for the masses, went on sale for the first time.
October 4, 1965 - Pope Paul VI became the first Pope to visit the U.S. And address the United Nations.
Birthday - St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226) was born in Assisi, Umbria, Italy (as Giovanni Francesco Bernardone). He
renounced his family's wealth and founded the Friars Minor (Franciscan Order).
October 14, 1947 - U.S. Air Force Captain Chuck Yeager became the first man to break the sound barrier, flying in a rocketpowered research aircraft.
October 14, 1964 - Civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., became the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. He
donated the $54,000 in prize money to the civil rights movement.
October 21, 1915 - The first transatlantic radio voice message was made by the American Telephone and Telegraph
Company from Virginia to Paris.
October 24, 1945 - The United Nations was founded.
Birthday - English navigator James Cook (1728-1779) was born in Yorkshire, England. He explored New Zealand, Australia,
and the Hawaiian Islands.
October 29, 1929 - The stock market crashed as over 16 million shares were dumped amid tumbling prices. The Great
Depression followed and spread worldwide, lasting until the outbreak of World War II.
October 31, 1984 - Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated by three Sikh members of her bodyguard while
walking in the garden of her New Delhi home.
October 31 - Halloween or All Hallow's Eve, an ancient celebration combining the Christian festival of All Saints with Pagan
autumn festivals.
For more history visit:
Here’s how to play…
The objective of the game is to fill all the blank
squares in a game with the correct numbers.
There are three very simple constraints to
follow. In a 9 by 9 square Sudoku game:
Every row of 9 numbers must include all
digits 1 through 9 in any order
Every column of 9 numbers must include
all digits 1 through 9 in any order
Every 3 by 3 subsection of the 9 by 9
square must include all digits 1 through 9
See the front desk for the solution.
October Birthdays at Roselani Place
October 23
Sadae Uyeno
Famous October Birthdays
Oct. 1, 1935
Julie Andrews
Oct. 23, 1925
Johnny Carson
Oct. 1, 1924
Jimmy Carter
Oct. 26, 1947
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Oct. 4, 1924
Charlton Heston
Oct. 27, 1728
Captain James Cook
Oct. 8, 1941
Jesse Jackson
Oct. 28, 1955
Bill Gates
Oct. 9, 1940
John Lennon
Oct. 31, 1950
Jane Pauley
Oct. 13, 1925
Margaret Thatcher
Oct. 31, 1931
Dan Ranther
Oct. 18, 1927
George C. Scott
Word Search
Find the words in the list hidden
in the puzzle grid.
sand box
jungle gym
monkey bars
spring horse
sun hat
For more searches visit:
88 S Papa Avenue
Kahului, Maui, HI 96732
Phone: 808-871-7720
Toll Free: 800-554-9853
Roselani Place
October Employee of the Month:
Winston Gumtang
Winston Gumtang has worked as a CNA in Aloha
Gardens for the past 7 years. He graciously shows a
warm compassion and genuine patience to our
residents. Not only will you see his dedication
through his work but also his singing proves to be
uplifting and therapeutic to our residents. Combined
with his work experience at the hospital and
Roselani Place, Winston truly cares about the people
in our community. Mahalo Winston for all that you
do everyday!
October Newsletter 2014
Roselani Place staff and
residents will participate in
the 42nd Annual Maui Fair
parade on Thursday,
October 2, 2014
4:00 PM
In Memory of
Roselani Place Residents
Betty Ezaki
Vinnie Kratzman
October 31, 1922 ~ September 18, 2014
April 30, 1925 ~ September 28, 2014