Class Brings ‘Eden’ To Elders

Pearl City Hongwanji Mission will host a workshop June 15 and 16 that “broadens awareness and provide tools to improve quality of life for elders at home.”

Called Eden at Home, the workshop introduces 10 principles of The Eden Alternative, which aim to eliminate the three plagues of loneliness, helplessness and boredom.

Fee is $10, which includes a training manual for care partners and family members. The workshops meet in two four-hour sessions from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day at the mission, 858 Second St. Lunch and refreshments will be served.

A follow-up talk story meeting will revisit the concepts a month later.

Eden-certified trainers of Project Dana conduct the workshops, which are funded through Na Lei Aloha Foundation. For more information and to register, call Myra Ikeda at Project Dana, 945-3736. Checks should be mailed to Project Dana at 902 University Ave., Honolulu HI 96826. The workshops are limited to 20 participants.