The Plaza Opens New Senior Community in Kaneohe

The Plaza Assisted Living’s newest senior living community in Windward Oahu features 117 rental apartments, contemporary Hawaiian art and an all-new 24-hour extended care service for non-ambulatory residents. The Plaza at Kaneohe is located directly across Windward Mall at the corner of Haiku Road and Alaloa Street. The four-story building can accommodate up to 145 residents. The 70,000-square-foot site is being leased from Kamehameha Schools.

The rental apartments range from private studios, one-bedrooms and shared suites, which are available on a month-to-month or long-term basis. “We’re really excited to welcome our kupuna and their families to our newest community, which offers greater choices for comprehensive care, resort-like amenities and stimulating social activities – with the lush Koolau Mountains as a backdrop,” said Tricia Medeiros, Chief Operating Officer, The Plaza Assisted Living. “The living spaces are accentuated with a collection of incredible contemporary artwork that reflects Hawai‘i’s idyllic landscapes and storied past.” The new community includes Lamakū Extended Care, which The Plaza is offering for the first time to non-ambulatory residents who require a greater level of care due to a severe injury or stroke. Skilled nurses provide services such as round-the-clock monitoring. Extended care is also available on a short-term basis for those released from the hospital early and need additional time to recover from a serious illness or surgery.

In addition to Lamakū Extended Care, The Plaza at Kaneohe provides specialized levels of care for independent living, assisted living, short-term respite stays and memory care as part of its
HALI‘A Memory Care program. Rates begin at $4,350 per month. Also unique to The Plaza at Kaneohe is its contemporary art collection. A half-dozen prominent local artists and craftsman were commissioned to create pieces that captured the spirit of old Hawaii using traditional materials, rich textures and vivid colors.

The collection includes:

• Boris Kekaiuluikahikina Huang’s lei hulu, Hawaiian feather lei, displayed in the living room. The lei is made with feathers from non-endangered birds such as geese, pheasants, ducks and
• Robert Charon captured the brilliant orange of koi contrasted against the cobalt fishpond water in his acrylic painting that hangs in the main lobby.
• Kelly Sueda’s signature Blue Tree oil on canvas paintings, which hangs in the reception lobby, depicts lush landscapes and the Koolau Mountain Range.
• Craftsman William Mahoni created a one-of-a-kind Hawaiian weapon, inspired by traditional Hawaiian weaponry, which is framed in a Koa shadow box located in the bistro area.
• Famed artist, musician and genealogist Douglas Po’oloa Tolentino, designed a pastel near the lobby elevator depicting a Hawaiian warrior clutching taro.
• Two of William Grix’s intricate glass works displayed in the lobby reflect the natural beauty of Kaneohe – a gleaming sunrise over Kaneohe Bay and the Koolau Mountain Range.

The Plaza at Kaneohe is the sixth residence in The Plaza Assisted Living family of properties, which include services such as health care support, housekeeping and exercise and wellness programs.
Scheduled transportation is available for residents to attend doctor appointments or run errands. Modern amenities range from restaurant-style dining, coffee bistros, movie theaters and hair salons. For rental inquires or more information, please call (808) 377-5292.