Copyright 2018 - Admin

Our primary purpose at the Society is to care for retired, and/or visually impaired persons in residence, as well as the visually impaired within the community, no matter what their age. Nearly half of our residents fall into this category, and we recently opened an internal hard-of-hearing service for them. 

I am amazed at the Society’s resilience in maintaining its very high standards in difficult times. I attribute it to support from an outstanding volunteer force, as well as mature, capable and long-serving staff members.

Our senior staff do a fine job in controlling costs and keeping our beds filled. Their efforts are largely responsible for producing very satisfactory financial results over the years.

Our Board of Management acknowledges that the success the Society achieved over the past decade was founded on sound nursing and financial skills. It consequently resolved that, in future, Executive Management would be strong in both of these skills.

Through our numerous programmes we strive to help our residents to live life to the utmost and follow Helen Keller’s example. She certainly had some wonderful insights into life when she said:

We could never learn to be brave and patient if there was only joy in the world

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing” and my personal favourite:

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be  felt with the heart

The Helen Keller Society is all heart, and strives to be a blessing to all who come into contact with her. May you experience the warmest, and the very best we have to offer.

Yours sincerely

John Newton - Chairman