Ka Lima O Maui has been working with Source America to develop a new tool for persons with the use of only one hand to independently put on a safety glove. Called “Glove Assist”, the tool allows the person to attached the glove to the “Glove Assist”. Once attached, the person places their hand into the now partially open glove. They then reverse out of the tool with the glove securely and fully on their hand. Andrian, a worker with Ka Lima O Maui Custodian Department, demonstrated and was filmed by Source America using the “Glove Assist”. Special Mahalo also to Dan Honma, Director of Operations, who coordinated Ka Lima’s role in the project. Andrian lost the use of his left hand after a stroke. He was complimentary of the new tool and discussed the other versions of the tool developed earlier. For people like Andrian the “Glove Assist” is
We had many concerns how we would get Ka Lima O Maui’s participants vaccinated since so many do not have email addresses to register nor could they drive to appointments. Up stepped Mauliola Pharmacy, a new pharmacy at the Cameron Center, who set up special vaccine days for our clients. Mahalo Nui Loa to Mauliola Pharmacy – you made a difference!!!
Orian Swoveland is a new worker at Ka Lima O Maui where he works in the laundry and shreds newspaper. He previously worked at Ka Lima eight years ago and is happy to be back. He lives in Wailuku and has good memories of attending Iao School and Baldwin High School. He also previously worked at Maui Pineapple and at the old Planet Hollywood. In his free time, he enjoys going to the beach, walking and watching television.