“Our very survival depends on our ability to stay awake, to adjust to new ideas, to remain vigilant and to face the challenge of change.”
For Blind or Visually Impaired residents of Hawaii over the age of 18, we offer support services to help maintain general wellness, independence in the home and community, improve technology and mobility skills and find ways to cope with every day challenges.
Whether looking to improve job skills, establish new travel routes or learn new ways to cope with aging, we can help. No challenge is too big or small.
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Our iSEE participants receive the necessary tools and training to help them attain a higher education and/or gainful employment.
Why clients sign up for iSEE:
SHINE is an individualized program for Blind and Visually Impaired Seniors age 55 and over.
As we get older, our vision may naturally weaken, but with appropriate aids and training, one’s love for cooking, baking, traveling, reading and more can still be fulfilled.
Blind and Visually Impaired seniors need to learn disability-specific skills to accomplish daily and routine tasks. The three critical disability-specific skill areas are:
In addition, seniors enjoy a variety of social activities and wellness workshops to promote physical and mental wellness.
In our experience, for Blind and Visually Impaired individuals, a structured routine that fits one’s lifestyle provides a sense of security and comfort. Embracing a new way of life can be intimidating and discouraging.
Having confidence in one’s O&M skills is critical for an individual’s independence in mobility. GDH understands that there are times when a new travel route is necessary. We also understand that sometimes reinforced training will be helpful. We encourage everyone to get out into the community, so we are happy to provide O&M support services to help people travel confidently and safely.
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