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Our primary purpose at the Society is to care for retired persons in residence who are visually impaired and/or blind, nearly half of our residents fall into this category. We recently opened an internal hard of hearing service for them as well. Our low vision services are also available to the visually impaired within the community, no matter what their age or means.

I am amazed at the Society’s resilience in maintaining its very high standards in difficult times. I attribute it to the 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 12 years was founded on sound nursing and financial skills. It consequently resolved that Executive Management would be strong in both of these skills into the future.

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