We are coming off the heels of the June Changing Vision Changing Life Class with great enthusiasm and can’t wait until September 8 for our next class to begin. Will you be there?
What: Changing Life Changing Vision Immersion training at Enchanted Hills Camp
When: Sunday, September 8 through Friday, September 13
The Changing Life Changing Vision Immersion training brings together up to 18 low vision and blind adults from all over Northern California to learn basic, yet essential daily living skills; an introduction to braille and access technology; cane travel and mobility basics, and most important, the connection to other students who are also there to learn.
Throughout the week students have the opportunity to mingle, share and connect with each other, bringing their special skills, professional connections, and personal insights to their adjustment-to-blindness process. The key to this week of training and immersion is the personal commitment and openness to learning each student makes to him/herself and their peers. The fusion of student commitment and the passion and experience of our seasoned teaching staff allow learning and personal growth to occur.
Perla Kohs wrote us a touching letter of appreciation after participating as a student in our June immersion training. She said, “Staff members were always available to us, offering extra help and encouragement at every moment…As my vision has slowly diminished due to retinitis pigmentosa, I have become more increasingly isolated and reliant on others. With the skills, the inspirational role models and the support gleaned from [this] training experience, I feel more determined and confident that I can continue on the path to greater independence. Now I see that a person with severe vision impairment or blindness has tools and community and can live an active, happy and rewarding life. This is a vision of blindness I don’t think I could have achieved without the week of training and support at Enchanted Hills Retreat.”
Another student, Greg, wrote about his experience: “My time here was informative, scary, exhilarating, tiring, fun, and eye-opening (no pun intended); overall… FANTASTIC! I’m re-energized and looking forward to what’s ahead. I will always be grateful for my experience!”
Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to learn and connect with other students, while enjoying the fresh air, tall redwoods and delicious, healthy meals at Enchanted Hills. The next Changing Vision, Changing Life Immersion Retreat and Training is September 8 through 13. For more information, please call Debbie Bacon at 415-694-7375 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Del Norte and Humboldt county residents may call Janet Pomerantz at 707-268-5646 and e-mail email@example.com.