Mobility Training Leads to Greater Independence

Maui IL Specialist, Kathleen Kenney, who is also a Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist recently traveled to Hilo to work with Big Island IL Specialist, Karin Riedel and her consumer Rob.  Rob wanted to refresh his long cane skills, learn some new routes, and be oriented to several new … [Read more...]

Tropic Care 2018

Tropic Care 2018 returned to Kea`au High School this month, offering free medical care and AILH was on hand to share about our programs and services.  The Army Reserve Innovative Readiness Training partnered with the Hawaii State Department of Health and the County of Hawaii to provide this much … [Read more...]

Maui Kicks Off Teddy Bear Drive

Our Maui staff is kicking off a Teddy Bear Drive to collect any and all types of new and gently used stuffed animals and dolls.  We are partnering with the Lahaina Police Station to provide all their Police Officers with a box in each car so that when they arrive at a difficult call they are … [Read more...]

Lanakila Senior Health & Wellness Fair

AILH joined over 50 organizations that were represented at the Lanakila Multi-Purpose Senior Center's Health & Wellness Fair on June 15.  This lively crowd of seniors enjoyed entertainment, educational workshops, and demonstrations throughout the morning.  Organizations provided interactive … [Read more...]

Maui VI Group Welcomes LBPH

The Maui Vision Impairment and Blindness Education and Peer Support Group met for their monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 30th in Kahului. They were fortunate to have Baron Baroza from the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped come over from Oahu to share information about the library’s … [Read more...]

Oahu Charity Walk 2018

  Our Oahu AILH team participated in the 40th Annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk on Saturday, May 19th with a stroll from Ala Moana into Waikiki.  It was a beautiful day to celebrate alongside other local non-profits and enjoy the bountiful treats provided by Oahu hotels and restaurants.  … [Read more...]

Charity Walk 2018: Maui No Ka `Oi

AILH had a great team participating in the Maui Charity Walk on Saturday, May 12 at War Memorial Park in Kahului. Staff members, Brian, Lani, and Kathleen along with a family member, Shari, and one of our consumers, Chuck, were up bright and early for the 3.1 mile walk to raise awareness for the … [Read more...]

Molokai Visitor Industry Charity Walk

It was a beautiful morning for the Molokai Charity Walk on May 5, 2018. Walkers gathered for the opening pule under the oceanside reception tent at Hotel Molokai. The 7:00 a.m. walk began from Hotel Molokai to Friendly Isle Auto Parts and back to Hotel Molokai. After the walk, participants gathered … [Read more...]

Red Cross Presents Emergency Preparedness Education

The Big Island Mixed Adult Support Group recently welcomed Debbie Weeks, Hawai'i County Director of Red Cross Disaster Services, for a presentation on emergency preparedness. After the false missile alert in the beginning of this year, the group appreciated Debbie's insight of best practices to stay … [Read more...]

Hokule`a Encounter Inspires Group

Big Island Consumer, Kauila Haumea had the honor of meeting some of the crew of the Hokule`a at the Imiloa Astronomy Center.  As an added bonus, his raffle ticket won him a video, hat, and T-shirt.  He shared his experience with the Big Island AILH Mixed Adult Support Group and members decided to … [Read more...]

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