Jan 3 –
What does it really mean to be blind or low vision? Mike Cole, a veteran of all things blindness, will lead this call-in forum to discuss the many day-to-day ins-and-outs of blindness—from daily living in your home environment to navigating the vast expanse of bureaucracies. There's always a lively crowd sharing their own experiences, so make a cup of coffee (or tea), sit in your favorite chair and call in to chat the business of blindness.
For more information including dial in details, contact Jaclyne Atoigue at JAtoigue@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7618.
Jan 5 –
Stress Reduction & Meditation Goes Virtual
Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. PST
Please note that although LightHouse is closed for the holidays, this virtual class is still being held on December 22.
For dial in information, contact Jaclyne Atoigue (contact information below).
Each Wednesday morning we offer a series of short, meditation-based practices for relaxation and stress reduction. The group is appropriate for both beginners and advanced practitioners and instruction is provided in all aspects of the practice. Instructor Jeffrey Schneider has more than 40 years of meditation and teaching experience. It is a virtual class using the Zoom platform—everyone is welcome as little or often as they like. Dial in, find a comfortable position, breathe deeply, clear your head, and de-stress. For more information contact Jaclyne Atoigue at email@example.com or call 510-925-2943.
Jan 5 –
Between class obligations, the additional hours of homework, and many other responsibilities students have in their lives it becomes clear that a stretch break might be a good addition to the week. To help students structure a break this into their busy week the LightHouse Youth Program is starting a Midweek Meditation and Movement series. Each week our class leader, Ellie Kneer will lead us in activities that will help us feel a little more grounded through activities such as yoga, meditation, and other mindfulness exercises. Activities will be geared for all experience levels and will soon be your mid-week escape with your blind and low vision friends.
Who: All students 24 years of age and younger
What: Weekly virtual gathering of blind and low vision students to participate in yoga, meditation, and mindfulness activities
When: Wednesday afternoons from 5:00 to 6:00 pm Where: anywhere you can access a zoom meeting
RSVP: If you are interested in signing up for the Midweek Meditation and Movement, please contact Jamey Gump by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (415) 694-7372.
Zoom meeting information will be shared with those that RSVP by 5:00 pm of the day before the program.
Jan 7 –
Reel Escape Audio Description Club: Friday Evening Daredevils
We all need an escape at times, and with the Real Escape Audio Description Club you can do just that with your blind and low vision friends. After a summer break and some adjustment to when our club gathers, we are excited announce our fall 2021 program options for the many ages of youth we work with. Starting on Friday, September 3rd, teens, and young adults will gather to watch the Netflix series, Daredevil, a TV series about a blind attorney by day and vigilante by night. Our weekly gathering will start at 8:00 pm Friday evenings, leaving plenty of time to watch that week’s episode and connect with your EHC and LightHouse friends.
***Parents Please Note*** – the Daredevil TV Series has adult content and is rated TV-MA and contains the following: crude indecent language (L), explicit sexual activity (S), and graphic violence (V). A more detailed parental guide can be found at - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3322312/parentalguide If any youth under the age of 18 wish to join this series, they must have a parent or guardian contact a LightHouse youth team member with written permission for their child to participate.
Who: older teens and young adults that are blind or low vision
If you are interested in signing up for the Reel Escape Audio Description Club, please contact Jamey Gump by email at email@example.com or by phone at (415) 694-7372.
Jan 8 –
Starting in the fall of 2021, the LightHouse Youth Program will be hosting a new series called Cooking Creates Community. This monthly virtual cooking lesson and conversation will be led by LightHouse staff and a rotating guest mentor that is blind or low vision and who has a passion for cooking, baking or anything food related. This class will be a chance for blind and low vision students to learn some basic independent cooking skills at home from cool mentors that may have invaluable wisdom to share about questions students might have, all wile connecting with peers and deepening the connections to their blind and low vision communities both near and far.
Our Cooking Creates Community series will run between an hour and an hour and a half starting at 1:00 pm on the second Saturday of the month. Those that sign-up for the program will be sent via email the list of equipment, supplies, recipes, and the zoom link they will be using for the program. If students can sign up by the 4th of each month LightHouse will mail the ingredients for that month’s recipe to their home. Marshmallow Yams and Pineapple.
Who: Middle and Highschool students who are blind or have low vision
What: Virtual cooking lesson and conversation led by blind and low vision mentors about how we get creative in the kitchen
When: Second Saturday of the month at 1:00pm
Where: Anywhere you can access a zoom meeting
RSVP: For students those that RSVP at least one week prior to the program gathering will receive in the mail cooking supplies for that month’s recipes.
If you are interested in signing up for the Cooking Creates Community, please contact Jamey Gump by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 415-694-7372.
Jan 8 –
During the last few years of teen session at EHC, our youth have been lucky to have a group of wood workers inspire our campers to take up the hobby. In order to encourage youth to further their excitement around this craft, the LightHouse Youth Program will be hosting a monthly virtual wood polishing club. In addition to making space for EHC and LightHouse friends to connect while polishing wood into art, we will invite a woodworker who is blind or has low vision to join us and share their story and share wisdom with the next generation of artiest. Students that sign up for the program will receive the basic materials and equipment to get started with wood polishing. Those students that remain active in the program and improve their skill will become eligible for additional raw materials that they can turn into art or gifts for loved ones. The polishing party takes place on the second Saturday of the month at 7:00pm. Each gathering will have time dedicated to update others about their projects, learn a little about that month’s mentor, and most importantly have as much time as the evening will allow to hangout and polish with your blind and low vision friends.
Who: Teens and young adult students who are blind or low vision
What: Virtual gathering space for young wood workers to connect with their EHC friends and other blind and low vision woodworkers from all over
When: Second Saturday of the month at 7:00pm
Where: Anywhere you can access a zoom meeting
RSVP: For those who RSVP at least one week prior to the program gathering will receive in the mail cooking supplies for that month’s recipes If you are interested in signing up for the Polishing to Perfection: LightHouse Student Woodworkers Club, please contact Jamey Gump by email at email@example.com or by phone at (415) 694-7372.
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