Lighthouse of Collier, Inc., Center for Blindness and Vision Loss offers programs to help blind and visually impaired be independent in Collier.
Program 1: Daily Living Skills Classes
Have you been recently diagnosed with macular degeneration, cataracts, tunnel vision or another eye condition? Who helps you learn how to socialize, navigate, communicate and feel safe in a sighted world?
Lighthouse of Collier offers classes on Mondays and Tuesdays starting March 14, 2011 through May 17, 2011 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Please call 430-3934 to sign up. Seating is limited. Bringing a lunch is recommended.
The classes will teach:
1. Skills for safe, independent navigation at home, work or in the community.
2. Skills to live independently and safely at home: Tactile medication labeling, cooking, money identification, grooming and other daily living tasks.
3. Use of assistive technology from large print displays and Braille, to accessing Email & Internet with talking PCs.
Program 2: Coping with Vision Loss
Imagine going blind or having any vision loss. Who helps you cope and to feel confident that you can live a healthy and productive life? Lighthouse of Collier offers classes in coping with vision loss. The classes are offered on Thursdays starting March 17, 2011 through June 23, 2011. Classes are from 10 am to Noon or 1:00 to 3:00pm. Please call 430-3934 to sign up. Seating is limited.
Classes held at Lighthouse of Collier’s donated office space at 424 Bayfront Place. The mission of the Lighthouse of Collier is to promote the development, implementation and on-going evaluation of programs and services which foster independence and enhance the quality of life for the blind, visually impaired and their caregivers. To learn more about Lighthouse of Collier please visit www.lighthouseofcollier.org or call 239-430-EYE4 (3934).