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Dear Three Corners Friends & Family,

Due to the Covid – 19 / Coronavirus, The Three Corners Hotels & Resorts will have to temporarily suspend all operations.
Our top priority remains the safety and wellbeing of our guests, team members and communities, as we navigate through this rapidly evolving situation together.

We are of course looking forward to resume operations as soon as the situation allows, and we will keep you all posted.
If you have any concerns or questions, our team can be reached at at the email addresses published on the website. Click here.

Regarding our team members, some will take a well deserved vacation and others are keeping up the properties or reflecting on how we can become even better in the future.

Many of You have asked us how You can help, and we appreciate that so much. Thanks to Your loyalty we stay strong!
But yes, one thing can help our industry (not just us) “Postpone your trip – do not cancel” – and here we look forward to see You soon again!

We would also like to express our thanks to You, our team members, government authorities and all the members of our health services.

Our thoughts are with everyone impacted by this unforeseen worldwide event, we wish You and everyone all the best, stay strong & keep safe.

From all of us at The Three Corners Hotels & Resorts

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Letters: Crack down on illegal vacation rentals; Apologies to Mother Earth; Pay cuts are better than unemployment

Our high unemployment due to coronavirus is the direct result of Hawaii’s poor political leadership, which relies on tourism.

Former Gov. Linda Lingle made the case more than 10 years ago on why we need to diversify away from tourism. She was right.

However, it would not be surprising if our politicians would like to bring in even more tourists once this crisis abates to make up for lost revenue. The problem with this one-sided approach is that our local ohana does not look so favorably on tourism anymore.

Before this crisis began, everyone was tired of the traffic, gridlock and overrun beaches that local residents themselves could not enjoy anymore due to the number of tourists. Also, the new norm will be social distancing, which means fewer people at beaches. Hawaii’s fragile environment needs to be protected for Hawaii residents and our future generations.

We always talk about taking care of our local ohana. Let’s use this time to actually start doing it and look at options to diversify. And let’s pray that this crisis is over soon.

Angelika Burgermeister

Haleiwa

 

Crack down on illegal vacation rentals now

Now is a great time for the City and County of Honolulu to really crack down on illegal vacation rentals. We need money, so levy and collect the fines. The money could be used for our own stimulus checks for those in need. And when the tourist economy finally does reopen, hotel rooms can fill with legal vacationers paying the associated taxes and employing workers who earn a living wage and benefits.

Casey Cummings

Haleiwa

 

Let coronavirus crisis be a catalyst for change

The COVID-19 cloud could have a silver lining. Epidemics are like wars in human history; they are catalysts for change. Sometimes when we say “can’t,” it is because we never tried. Here are few of the items on my wish list:

>> We have a No Driving Day each and every month worldwide to reduce pollution.

>> All professional associations in health care create a fund to stockpile needed protective equipment, funded by a weekly voluntary contribution of $5, paid for by going without coffee or alcohol one day a week. Or we add $1 per month to the premium of every health insurance policyholder.

>> We use our new understanding of which workers are essential to make sure they get paid a good minimum wage. We stop looking past them when we walk by.

And so forth.

Lloyd Lim

Makiki

 

Apologies for how we treat Mother Earth

Dearest Mother: A not-so-happy Earth Day. For a few centuries we have violated you, abused you and extracted our fuels from you. We have created political and economic systems that have caused massive extinctions of our fellow species. We have not been kind to you, Mother. We apologize.

For next year’s Earth Day you will feel much better! You will lose far fewer fossils, suffer fewer storms and thrive on many more trees. We will take care of you and

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Landmark Towers 408, 2 Bedrooms, Ocean Front, Heated Pool Access, Sleeps 4

Landmark Towers 408, 2 Bedrooms, Ocean Front, Heated Pool Access, Sleeps 4

When you stay at Landmark Towers 408 you can watch the sunrise over Clearwater Harbor to the east and the sunset over the Gulf of Mexico to the west. The 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom condo is nestled on a slender stretch of land between both bodies of water ….


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505 Dockside

Close to EVERYTHING including the beach

We welcome 505 Dockside as the newest member to the Dolphin Watch Collection of Luxury Vacation Properties–all FIVE-STAR RATED. All are well outfitted; extremely clean, beautifully maintained and tastefully decorated.

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Peaceful Florida Condo

Close to beaches, shopping and restaurants but still peaceful and relaxing.

This condo is a one bedroom, one bathroom, second floor unit. Located just off of 19 on the north side of Clearwater. Very peaceful and quiet community. Just minutes from Honeymoon Island, Clearwater Beach and tons of restaurants and other activiti ….


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Park Place Townhouse

Spectacular Family Friendly Townhouse-Private Rooftop with Stunning Ocean Views!

Luxury 5 Story 2227 square foot Townhome built in 2007. You have a 1 minute walk to Clearwater Beach! Walking distance to many restaurants and shopping. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico and the intracoastal waterways from your private r ….


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Clearwater – Clearwater Beach (Apt. 751444)

Spacious apartment in Clearwater with Parking, Internet, Air conditioning, Balcony

This 2/1 condo is bright, comfortable and family friendly.
Nicely appointed with a touch of outdoor palms, so you can easily kick back and relax!
Just a brief walk to the park and just across the street is the powdery soft beaches where the warm gulf ….


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1 Bath(s) Apartment


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Camelot Beach Suites

Clearwater Beach Award Winning Boutique Hotel…Stay in Style

Camelot , received for the 4th straight year the coveted â??White Glove Awardâ?? for room cleanliness from the prestigious Superior Small Lodging Association.

Camelot recently received an additional award for 2018 from the Superior Small Lodging As ….


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Wyndham Clearwater Beach

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Recreation Therapy Service – Rehabilitation and Prosthetic Services

Recreation Therapy Service

. . . Changing Lives through Recreation Therapy and Creative Arts Therapies

The Recreation Therapy Service is responsible for national policies related to Recreation Therapy and the Creative Arts Therapies (art, dance, drama, and music). The Service collaborates and cooperates with other services within the VHA and community partner organizations. These efforts promote and ensure an exceptional level of care and high quality services for all Veterans as reflected in the I-CARE Core Values. The service coordinates programs and services for VHA Recreation Therapists and Creative Arts Therapists to enhance and improve their knowledge, skill, and ability. Through these efforts, the Service reaffirms the mission.

Veteran Centered Recreational and Creative Arts Therapy

Mission

The Mission of the Recreation Therapy Service, a direct-care interdisciplinary service, is to improve and enrich bio-psycho-social functioning through active therapy and/or meaningful therapeutic activities to maintain or improve functional independence and life quality.  The intended outcome of the state of art evidence-based clinical interventions is independence in life activities based upon patient/residents needs and goals.

Vision

To provide therapy based patient-centered service that integrates function, quality, and meaning to one’s life.

Philosophy

The service embraces a philosophy of health promotion and disease prevention facilitated by qualified clinicians to enhance physical, cognitive, emotional, social, and leisure development that support each Veteran’s self-directed, self-determined, and fully independent participation in their chosen life pursuits.

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Services

Recreation Therapy/Creative Arts services are provided throughout the VHA healthcare system.  Services are provided for individuals and groups in acute, residential, outpatient, home based, and telehealth settings.

Therapeutic Interventions

Recreation therapy is individualized to each person, their past, present and future interests and lifestyle. The recreation therapist has a unique perspective regarding the social, cognitive, physical, and leisure needs of the Veteran. Recreation therapists weave the concept of healthy living into treatment to improve functioning, and enhance independence and successful involvement in all aspects of life. 

Creative Arts Therapy is the use of arts – visual arts, dance, music, drama, and other media – materials, methods, modalities, and techniques through the creative process for therapeutic purposes. (Learn more…)

Research

Current research indicates a significant number of positive health outcomes resulting from participation in recreation therapy and creative arts therapy programs.  As a health care provider, evidence based outcomes are critical to the viability of these therapies and the specific health outcomes that are a result of these interventions.

Care Standards

Recreation therapists are standard treatment team members in rehabilitation services.
In addition, recreation therapists are designated as treatment team members (based upon need) in the acute brain injury, the post-acute brain injury, and the inpatient rehabilitation standards of the commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.

The centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services includes recreation therapy in the mix of treatment and rehabilitation services used to determine federal compliance in skilled nursing, rehabilitation (physical and psychiatric), and long term care facilities.

Recreation Therapy serves Veterans across the continuum of care including Tele-Rehabilitation.

Recreation Therapy serves as an integral member of interdisciplinary patient treatment teams.

The Centers for Medicare and