Get Moving: Online O&M Class for Adults 55 and over
Back by popular demand, it’s our six-week online Orientation & Mobility course, Get Moving. This session is for Bay Area residents aged 55 and over.
It’s a comprehensive course with two classes per week using the Zoom platform to introduce students to foundational O&M concepts, skills, and current technologies for safe and independent travel.
The lessons are: Benefits of O&M Training; Overview of Sensory, Spatial & Environmental Awareness; Orientation Strategies and Skills; Tactile Graphics/TMAP; Human Guide; Protective Techniques; Long Cane Basics; Outdoor Travel; Street Crossing Sequence; Intersection Analysis; Public Transportation & Trip Planning; and Introduction to Electronic Travel Devices, GPS & Wayfinding Technologies.
Mondays & Wednesdays: January 25 & 27; February 1, 3, 8, 10, 17, 22, 24; March 1, 3 & 8 from 10:00 am to noon (no class Presidents’ Day, February 15)
RSVP by noon on Friday, January 15 to Chris Williams at Cwilliams@lighthouse-sf.org.
Monthly Mentor Mondays: Advocating Needs & Addressing Misperceptions
Monthly Mentor Mondays Second Monday of the month @ 7:00pm
Lighthouse Youth Program knows how important connecting with peers and mentors that also happen to be blind or low vision can be on the students we work with. To help the youth connect with our community of excellent mentors and allow time for them to ask questions that can help them along their journey we host our Monthly Mentor Monday’s series, in which Lighthouse staff lead a panel of young blind leaders through a conversation about topics important to the success of youth that are blind or have low vision. Each month a new group college-aged and young adult mentors will share their thoughts, stories and advice about that month’s topic and address any questions that the youth might have. Topics of our monthly panel will include subjects such as advocacy, career exploration, social interaction, self-determination, assistive technology and recreation and leisure with a focus on the additional experiences we encounter during the COVID-19 pandemic.
2021 Dates & Themes
January 11 – Setting Goals and Problem Solving: In our January meeting we will talk about how other blind and low vision student set and achieve their goals and more importantly how we resolve any issues that come up during our journey.
February’s topic is Advocating Your Needs and Addressing Other People’s Misperceptions. With Valentine’s day just around the corner, we invite you to join our panel as we talk about how we can interact successfully with our peers and loved ones. Our February panel will also discuss how to educate our communities about any misperceptions others may have about us as students who are blind or have low vision.
March 8th – Cooking, Nutrition and Living Independently: During our March gathering we will be talking about food, cooking and living independently as blind or low vision students. Join us as this month’s panel shares recipes and wisdom about how to access the food you want that will keep you a happy and healthy student.
April 12 – Planning for what’s next: Join us in April as our panel of blind and low vision students share their insights and answer your questions about how to set oneself up for success in the next academic year.
May 10 – Recreation and getting involved: As summer approaches join our May panel to learn about ways other blind and low vision mentors found their hobbies/interest and how they made their recreation accessible.
Who: students in middle or high school that are blind or have low vision
What: monthly panel of successful mentors that are blind or have low vision
When: second Monday of the month from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: anywhere you can access a zoom meeting
RSVP: Zoom meeting information will be shared with those that RSVP with Jamey Gump by 5:00 pm the Friday before the event
If you have any questions or would like to sign up for the Monthly Mentor Mondays, please contact, Jamey Gump at email@example.com or 415-694-7372.
The events for the upcoming week are read aloud on our event hotline every Friday, which can be accessed by calling (415)694-7325.
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