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Kupuna Carnival

The community celebrated Na Pu`uwai’s Senior Enrichment Adult Day Care program one year anniversary last week in carnival style, complete with balloon animals, popcorn, and games. Above, participants circle in a “cake walk.”

“We’ve come a long way in the first year,” said program supervisor Val Starkey. “It was a real struggle to get up and going.”

With three certified nurse aids and one director, the adult daycare center is in full operation at Home Pumehana with seven patients out its full capacity of 12, according to Starkey.

Starkey said anniversary event organizers wanted to offer something “different,” with educational activities featuring prizes for winning various hand-eye coordination and cognitive games.

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