Come help create new memories at Aegis luau

August 18, 2009

By Angelo Grosso

The community is invited to a luau Aug. 19 at Aegis of Issaquah.The facility will hold its fifth annual luau from 5-7 p.m. There will be live Hawaiian music, dancing, apparel and, of course, a whole pig cooked Kuala style on a spit.

“Oh, the pig,” said Aegis Marketing Director Leslie Campana. “It’s something new and exciting. It has always been a huge thing for the residents to see a whole pig roasting over a fire. They look forward to it.”

An important goal for the luau is for the employees to create new memories for their residents. That’s one of the main reasons why family members and friends look forward to this event every year.

“Events like the Hawaiian luau are very special to us and the residents’ families,” Campana said. “It helps our residents start new and exciting memories. For some, these can be brief, because of dementia. But at least for that moment, they experience something new and original.”

The Hawaiian luau is open to the public, not just those who have friends or family as residents. Aegis officials want this to become more of a community event rather than just a residential one.

‘We want people to enjoy it,” Campana said. “Celebrating fun is really for everyone. It’s all a very neat experience. We are all about positive and new experiences.”

Make sure to dress in proper Hawaiian attire if you plan to attend so as to not feel left out.

“Everybody’s looking forward to the entire event,” said Aegis Concierge Julie Thompson. “Especially the roast pig.”

Get involved

Learn more or R.S.V.P. by calling Aegis of Issaquah at 392-8100 or go to

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