Santa Clara Valley Blind Center
www.VisionBeyondSight.org
Summer 2016
Activities Schedule
and General Information
 
SCVBC is a community-based organization dedicated to increasing the confidence, independence, and quality of life of the blind and visually impaired. SCVBC tackles complex vision loss issues comprehensively through rehabilitative, educational, and recreational services.

Our services, activities, and classes are available to all visually impaired adults living in Santa Clara County. One-on-one assistance is available on a limited basis.

Core rehabilitative services are provided at no cost to the client. Recreational/therapeutic activities are free or at a minimal cost.


Santa Clara Valley Blind Center
101 North Bascom Avenue
San Jose, CA 95128

Monday – Thursday, 9 AM to 3 PM

Cross Streets: West San Carlos and Naglee (Forest Ave)
Bus #61 & 62 stops on Bascom Ave. in front of the Center.
Bus#23 stops on Forest & also San Carlos/Stevens Creek.


Call 408-295-4016 for more information

Thanks to the City of San Jose, The Health Trust/FASS, State DOR/OIB Program, Senior Nutrition Program, GOOGLE, 100 Women Foundation, Los Gatos Lions, Hugh Stuart Charitable Trust, CopyLand, Local Biz Network, our dedicated volunteers (Agency and In-Home) and our many donors and benefactors for supporting our programs and services.

Generous Sponsorship by


SERVICES AND TRAINING CLASSES


ADAPTED LIVING SKILLS TRAINING
Classes and one-on-one in-home training are available.

ACCESSIBLE TECHNOLOGY TRAINING
Computer classes and low-technology solutions $30 per Qtr.

COUNSELING
Individual and family counseling are available.

ORIENTATION & MOBILITY TRAINING
One-on-one training: proper cane use and guide techniques to increase mobility in the home and in the community.

BRAILLE INSTRUCTION
Individualized instruction on reading braille.

INFORMATION & REFERRAL
Resource information on helpful products and services

IN-HOME ASSISTANCE
Volunteers are available to help clients in their home, with reading and paperwork.

LONG-TERM ACCESS EQUIPMENT LOAN PROGRAM
Check out CCTV’S as available, $20 per month.
Call Dawn at 408.295.4016 x202 for more info.

PEER SUPPORT GROUPS
Facilitated support groups for independence & daily living.

RESOURCES
Resource materials, product catalogs, on-site Store with inventory.
 
EDUCATION & RECREATION ACTIVITIES

Registration fees are due by the first class. Classes require sign-ups and occur quarterly. For more information, contact 408.295.4016 ext. 204.

MONDAY

GET FIT WALK 9 AM -10 AM
Meets at Oakridge Mall for a vigorous, group walk to improve cardiovascular & muscular endurance, & joint mobility. Leaders: Arnold & Gina Chew. No Cost.

CERAMICS I (HANDBUILDING) 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Participants create their own projects. Clean up is the responsibility of the participant. Instructor: Angel.
Cost: $30/Qtr.

BEGINNER YOGA 12 PM - 1 PM
All ability levels welcome. Breathing, stretching, and relaxation exercises. Wear comfortable clothing.
Instructor: Savitha. Cost: $5/Qtr.


TUESDAY

MALL WALKING 9 AM -10:30 AM
Group walks at Valley Fair Mall. Lead: Tom K. No Cost

WING CHUN KUNG FU 10:30 AM - 12 PM
Learn basic Kung Fu skill to help with strength, flexibility, balance and direction-focusing for self-defense. Lead: Ken E. Cost $10/Qtr

BASIC SEWING SKILLS 10 AM – 11:30 AM
Learn the basic sewing skills needed to create a small item of your own or join in to help with group sewing projects. Sewing machines and an iron are set up for your use.
Instructor: Carol S. Cost $5/Qtr.

POTTERY WHEEL 9:30 AM-11:30 AM
Learn to 'throw' a pot. One-on-one instruction.
Cost: $35/Qtr.

POTTERY WHEEL 11:45 AM – 1:45 PM
Learn to 'throw' a pot. One-on-one instruction.
Cost: $35/Qtr.



WEDNESDAY

WEEKLY CLIENT COMMUNITY MEETING 10 AM - 11 AM
An open meeting held each Wednesday in the auditorium. Join us to stay up-to-date on our programs and activities and enjoy weekly speakers. No Cost

EXERCISE CLASS 11 AM -11:30 AM

Meets after the Client Community Meeting. Slow stretching and low impact exercises adaptable to individual needs and abilities. Lead: Tom K. No Cost

ADJUSTMENT TO VISION LOSS SUPPORT GROUP 11 AM - 12 PM

Trained rehabilitation counselors help clients adjust to their vision loss and discuss adaptive techniques for daily living. This is a 12 week course, one session per week. No Cost

SIGNIFICANT OTHERS SUPPORT GROUP (by arrangement)
Facilitated by Vivian Younger, author of “A Guide to Independence for the Visually Impaired and Their Families.” No Cost

I-DO-IT CLASS 11:15 AM -11:45 AM

Have fun with technology, iDevices, Stream readers, etc. This support group helps the user of accessible technology. Lead: Patrick W. No Cost

SENIOR NUTRITION PROGRAM LUNCH 12 PM - 12:30 PM
A nutritious lunch is provided for clients over 60 years old and their spouses. Suggested donation is $3.00 per lunch. For those under 60, the cost is $6.00 for a lunch. Orders must be placed to ext. 204 by the preceding Monday.

ACCESSIBLE BINGO 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Braille and large print cards. Regular games and blackout.

LIVING WITH VISION LOSS 12:45 PM - 1:45 P.M.

Covers adaptive techniques for independence & daily living. No Cost

BOARD GAME GROUPS (Scrabble and other board games)


SMOKING CESSATION ASSISTANCE

A quarterly workshop and weekly support are available to help those wishing to learn more about how to quit smoking.


THURSDAY

SOCIAL OUTINGS (Sign-up required)
*The second Thursday of the month we facilitate an outing to a social brunch/gathering to a different restaurant. Please join us! See our quarterly Calendar for each listing.

MONTHLY OUTINGS (Sign-up required)
*The fourth Thursday of the month we facilitate an outing to a fun and exciting location. Come and join us! See our quarterly Calendar for each listing. *Actual dates can vary due to scheduling/availability. Outings are on the last page.

BIRTHDAY CAKE 12 PM - 12:30 PM
We celebrate birthdays on the last Wednesday of each quarter by providing birthday cake! Everyone is welcome to join the fun!


 
  CLIENT SOCIAL GROUPS

BOWLING - SATURDAYS at 11 AM
Moonlight Lanes in Santa Clara
Cost: $3.59 per game
For info 408-295-4016 ext.204
 
 
Another Slice of APPle Pie
Join us for our Accessible Technology Sessions
Join SCVBC’s Ernie Molina for our free monthly seminars on accessible technology, new apps, and more. See you all here! Please RSVP the Wed. before the session 408-295-4016


Summer sessions are:
Friday, JUL 15, from 10-Noon
Friday, AUG 19, from 10-Noon
Friday, SEP 16, from 10-Noon



THEN

Movies Out of Sight!
Join us for a social movie event with descriptive audio

Join SCVBC Movie Focus Group as they review a popular movie. Sign-up in advance. $5 fee for refreshments. See you all here! For more info call 295-4016 ext.204

SUMMER screenings are:
Friday, JUL 15, from 1 PM to 3 PM
Friday, AUG 19, from 1 PM to 3 PM
Friday, SEP 16, from 1 PM to 3 PM

 
 
SCVBC SUMMER CALENDAR (July)
Sign-ups required. To hear recording of calendar,
dial 295-4016 & press 9. For info call 408.295.4016 x 204
   
Upcoming Outings and Events:
July 7 Guadalupe Gardens    1 PM - 3 PM
412 Seymour St, San Jose    408-298-7657

July 14 Bills Café Restaurant    9 PM - 11 PM
2089 The Alameda, San Jose    408-244-9085

July 15 Another Slice of APPle Pie    10 AM - 12 PM
101 N Bascom Ave, S.J.   408-295-4016

July 15 Movies Out of Sight!    1 PM - 3 PM
101 N Bascom Ave, San Jose    408-295-4016

July 21 Fullpower Internat’l Safe Seminar   1 PM - 3 PM
101 N Bascom Ave, San Jose    408-295-4016

July 30 SCVBC/Almaden SuperLions Picnic 1 PM - 3 PM
Oak Meadow Park
200 Blossom Hill Road Los Gatos    408.399.5770
SIGN UP REQUIRED BY 7/22/16

 
Wednesday Events & Speakers
   
July 6 Lisa & Franz – Contemporary & Popular Music
July 13 Toyota – Toyota Accessible Technology
July 20 CPUC – Public Utilities & Licensing Board
July 27 Breathe CA – Breathing Exercises
Aug 3 SALA – Senior Adult Legal Aid Updates
 

 

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