Every doughnut has its day

PUHI — Oscar Wilde once said “The optimist sees the doughnut; the pessimist sees the hole.” On a day specially dedicated to doughnuts, it’s doubtful anyone would want to be the pessimist looking at the hole.

Janice Bond took advantage of National Creme Filled Donut Day to treat some AARP dignitaries at Regency at Puakea, a retirement and assisted living facility in Puhi, Wednesday.

Aram Keuilan, Regency’s director of marketing, said the event was part of the facility’s celebration of National Assisted Living Week. During the doughnut day, people were welcome to join the residents at breakfast, enjoying the treat prepared by the Regency’s culinary staff.

Joining Bond at the morning break were Bob Ence, AARP West Region vice president, Jackie Boland, Community Outreach Director of AARP Hawai‘i, and Helen Russ, a West Region Volunteer Leader for seven western states. The group spent time with Keuilan to discuss the possibility of conducting meetings at the Puhi facility.

Charles Rebb, one of the Regency residents and ambassador for the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk, had his family from Oregon enjoying the treat, after the group arrived for a beach wedding earlier in the week.

Tying in with the “Forever Proud” theme of National Assisted Living Week, Rebb offered his family a guided tour of the Puhi facility following their doughnut treats.

Rebb will be on hand, Saturday when Regency wraps up the assisted living week celebration with a barbeque and car wash from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Keuilan said.

“There is no minimum donation to get one’s car washed,” Keuilan said. “And, there is no maximum, either. We’re trying to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association which will be presented during the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s coming up, Oct. 8.”

However, car owners can enjoy the barbeque meal prepared by the Regency’s culinary staff for a nominal $5 donation while waiting for their car to be washed, Keuilan said.

Menu for the lunch includes a hot dog, chips, a brownie and a drink.

During the course of the week’s celebration which was open to the public, Regency hosted Long’s Drugs for flu shots, spent a day in the Regency “backyard pool” for water aerobics, hosted a presentation by Malama Pono Health Services on HIV/AIDS and the Aging Adult during National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day, Thursday, leading up to the Alzheimer’s Awareness barbeque and car wash.

Visit www.regencypuakea.com or call 246-4449 for more information.

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