Hospice Maui’s new land parcel blessed

Longtime Hospice Maui supporter Leslie Kuloloio (first photo) conducts Wednesday’s blessing for the agency’s planned meditation garden and walking path. Kuloloio concluded by offering a heartfelt mahalo to hospice staff. “Thank you, to each and every one of you, thank you.” During Wednesday afternoon’s blessing for Hospice Maui’s planned meditation garden and walking path, CEO Greg LaGoy (second photo) shares a story of how he approached Maui Lani Partners in the 1990s with an out-of-the-blue request to donate the parcel of land adjacent to the Wailuku agency’s parcel. LaGoy said that he suggested to Maui Lani Partners it would probably have a hard time getting zoning to develop the property and Hospice Maui could put the three-quarter-acre parcel to a use that would benefit the entire community. The company agreed to donate the land and, after a long process of taking care of the details, the parcel was officially turned over to Hospice Maui this fall. LaGoy said that the quiet space, with its view overlooking Central Maui and the slopes of Haleakala will give patients’ families, staff and the public a place to unwind. “We will create something that is a value to the entire community,” LaGoy said. “We look forward to serving the community in a new way.”

The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photos

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