AILH On the Move: Spring 2017 Newsletter

Where has the time gone?  We are constantly asking ourselves this questions as we are already in the month of May, with summer just around the corner.  It has been an exciting Spring for AILH with a bustling of activity across the Hawaiian Islands.  Please click below to enjoy some of the highlights … [Read more...]

East Maui Taro Festival

East Maui held their annual Taro Festival on Saturday, April 29 and IL Specialists, Lani Cabanilla and Kathleen Kenney were on hand to share about AILH.  The heavy rain showers and chilly breeze blowing throughout the day did not keep the folks in Hana away.  Lani and Kathleen represented AILH under … [Read more...]

Sharing Aloha on Molokai

  Molokai IL Specialist, JulieAnn Agliam, along with the support of Executive Director, Roxanne Bolden, gave a presentation at Home Pumehana in Kaunakakai.  Participants were eager to learn more about AILH's programs and services.  It was a beautiful day to share about our agency and we look … [Read more...]

Maui’s Vision Impairment & Blindness Support Group

Maui's Vision Impairment and Blindness Education Support Group gathered this week in Kahului for their monthly meeting.  A robust group of 12 discussed ways to identify and label money and various other items.  Participants experimented with bump dots, bold line pens, and free smartphone apps. One … [Read more...]

Hilo Women’s Support Group Celebrate Easter

The Hilo Women's Support Group, with the kokua of Alisa Mitchner, County of Hawaii P&R ADA Coordinator, participated in an Easter event on April 7.  Alisa facilitated an activity where the participants listened to various sounds and then shared about memories that those sounds … [Read more...]

Mobility and Independence

  In collaboration with Ke Ola Hou O'Lanai, AILH IL Specialist, Lani Cabanilla was able to assist Gary Ohashi with receiving his very own scooter. This new mode of transportation will give Gary additional freedom and independence within his island community on Lanai. Mahalo to Valerie … [Read more...]

Maui Peer Support Group

AILH Maui's Peer Support Group meets every 4th Monday of the month in Kahului.  This month's topic was dealing with loneliness and potting veggies.  Meeting topics are selected by the group with the focus being on building relationships and supporting one another.  For more information please … [Read more...]

The Gift that Keeps on Giving

The generous donation of possessions left by former AILH Consumer, Ralph Toomire, appears to be the gift that keeps on giving.  Current AILH consumer, Kauila Haumea (pictured, second from left), recently received a neck massager, a sleeping bag, an FM transmitter and some other useful items that he … [Read more...]

Savers Drive Yields Thousands of Pounds

AILH Oahu recently partnered with Savers, a global thrift organization, to help our Oahu friends and families clean out their closets.  We collected used clothes and household items and participated in Savers’ FUNDrive community collection program which pays non-profit organizations for every pound … [Read more...]

Social Work Students from Japan Visit Hale Kuhao

AILH hosted 20 Social Work students from Japan on February 22 at Hale Kuhao on Oahu.  The students are here with the Sharing ALOHA: Social Work in Hawaii Seminar XIV which is sponsored by the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work and the Na Lei Aloha … [Read more...]

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