AILH Quarterly Newsletter – November 2016

From the Heart: A note from Executive Director, Roxanne Bolden Aloha Ohana, Great job to the AILH employees for a successful ending of our Federal fiscal year!  I’m proud to know that although we have only been around for seven years, we are light years ahead of several IL Centers across the … [Read more...]

Sam Nagasawa Recognized on Hawaii County Mayor’s Committee

      IL Program Director, Sam Nagasawa was recently recognized for her service on the Hawaii County Mayor’s Committee on People with Disabilities.   This was the 2nd year that Sam served on this committee as she continues to represent AILH and her community with dedication … [Read more...]

Maui Economic Opportunity Hosts Senior Fair

The Maui Economic Opportunity (MEO) Senior Fair was held at the Maui War Memorial Gymnasium on Saturday, October 29, 2016.  Local non-profit organizations and government agencies were there to provide a myriad of resources for Seniors on Maui.   AILH Maui IL Specialists, Lani Cabanilla … [Read more...]

Na Lei Aloha Foundation hosts 12th Annual Bridge of Friendship Conference

  The Na Lei Aloha Foundation hosts the Annual Bridge of Friendship Conference to bring people together.  Their mission “focuses on supporting or creating opportunities for diverse people to come together in ways that encourage uncovering common values and goals. Recognizing our … [Read more...]

APRIL Conference Focuses on Youth

The Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL) held their 22nd Annual Conference in Reno, NV on October 21-24, 2016 and AILH was there!  This year’s theme was "Voting for Our Future: Betting on Our Youth," which emphasized the need to put Youth at the forefront of our … [Read more...]

AILH Holds 2nd Annual Staff Development

  AILH held their 2nd Annual Statewide Staff Development Retreat at the Na Aina Kai Botanical Gardens on the North Shore of Kauai on October 14, 2016.  Staff flew in from all the neighbor islands to take part in this team building event.   The charmingly pristine setting of the Na … [Read more...]

AILH Staff Celebrate Anniversaries

October marks the employment anniversaries of three AILH employees. Advocacy Coordinator, Brian Hauser, and Executive Assistant, Candice Young, both celebrated 2-years of employment, while Kauai IL Specialist, Julia Hall, was honored for 1-year of employment with AILH.   We are grateful for their … [Read more...]

Just Another Sewing Sunday

  Liv! Zentangles is a group of persons with disabilities who regularly gather to design and create art-infused, reconstructed, or re-purposed products in a safe, collaborative environment.         … [Read more...]

Waiakea Lions Club Partnership

AILH IL Program Director, Sam Nagasawa and IL Specialist, Emily Bartlett-Henry recently did a presentation to the Waiakea Lions Club in Hilo. They shared about AILH programs and services available in their community. Building a great partnership, the Lions will be assisting AILH in providing … [Read more...]

Spreading the Aloha(ILH) at HIUW Fair

AILH IL Specialist, Jennifer Thompson, attended the Hawaii Island United Way (HIUW) Fair at the Prince Kuhio Plaza on Saturday, September 10. She shared about AILH programs and services and welcomed those with disabilities (and their families) to contact our offices to learn more about how we might … [Read more...]

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