Lighthouse offices are closed for in-person services through Labor Day. Check the calendar below for our offering of online classes.
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9:00 am: Yoga: Alignment Flow - Online Class
Apr 6 –
Mondays and Fridays 9 to 10 a.m. through April 6
LightHouse yoga instructor Kimm Ropicky knows that now, more than ever, it’s vital to our health and well-being to get some movement into our lives.
Kimm is extending her online class offerings via her private practice to the LightHouse community per the instructions below:
Class is donation-based. Please pay what you can. No one will be turned away for a lack of funds. Recommended donations $10-$20. Make a donation.
In order to create a safe space for connection with our community, a password for each meeting is required. To obtain, please do either of the following:
Follow/DM on Instagram: @yogawithkimm
Registration will end one hour prior to class. Any messages up to an hour before class will receive response after class.
Consult your Doctor
Please consult with your doctor before practicing, to be mindful of any conditions you may have and how this practice may impact you.
To join please click Meeting URL
Password: See General information section above.
9:30 am: Sound & Space Workshop
Apr 7 –
Are you prone to getting lost? Do you find yourself often asking friends and family members (or your local O&M instructor) to help you learn how to get to new places? Are you worried about how you will manage if your vision changes and you can no longer see to get around? Well you are in luck because LightHouse has the perfect workshop for you!
In this Sound & Space workshop, you will learn to use your hearing to make travel easier and more enjoyable regardless of your visual state. You will learn how to use sound to establish and maintain a straight line of travel, to determine how far away sounds are, and to recognize different types of indoor spaces. In addition, you will learn the basic principles of good spatial awareness, receive a personalized assessment of your spatial strengths and weaknesses, and learn tips for improving your overall spatial awareness.
Throughout the workshop, you will have a chance to practice using sound to help you map new spaces. Hearing can be successfully used alongside vision, so people with all levels of vision impairment are encouraged to consider attending. People with known or suspected hearing loss can often benefit from auditory training as well and are welcome to attend.
What should you expect? This will be a 6-hour workshop held at LightHouse Headquarters in San Francisco from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., including a 1-hour lunch break. Please plan to bring your own lunch; food will not be provided, but we will have space to eat together. The cost of the workshop is $165, space is limited to 3 students, and registration is required before the event. We accept cash, checks, and credit cards; partial scholarships may be available to San Francisco residents aged 55 and over. All payments are due before the day of the event. Clients of the Department of Rehabilitation or Veterans Administration should speak with their counselor to ask if payment is available. To register for this workshop, contact Briana Kusuma at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 415-694-7335.
What? Sound and Space Workshop (Auditory & Spatial Training)
When? April 7, June 11 or August 25, each from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (includes a 1-hour lunch break-please bring your own lunch)
Where? LightHouse Headquarters, 1155 Market Street, 10th Floor, San Francisco
Who to contact? Briana Kusuma, email@example.com, 415-694-7335
2:00 pm: Tech Together Online
Apr 7 –
Join the LightHouse Access Technology team for a series of informal conversations on technology topics relevant to these current times. Tech Together is a chance to share your knowledge and experience, as well as learn from other blind technology users. LightHouse Access Technology staff participate in these informal knowledge shares along with LightHouse students and friends.
While we are experiencing physical distance from services, people, and activities, we invite you to a series of Tech Together conversations for this current era.
Join us for one or all of these conversations, which will be conducted using the Zoom platform. You can connect to Zoom using a computer, an app, or by dialing in from any phone. Zoom meeting details will be provided when you RSVP by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 415-694-7343.
Please note that we need your email address to invite you to the Zoom meeting, so RSVP via email is preferred.
10:00 am: Stress Reduction & Meditation Goes Virtual (online)
Apr 8 –
Stress Reduction & Meditation Goes Virtual
Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. PST
For dial in information, contact Serena Olsen (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 Adult Program Coordinator Serena Olsen at email@example.com or 415-694-7316.
11:00 am: Stronger Seniors
Apr 8 –
Get stronger, improve your balance, and increase your energy and fitness through our Stronger Seniors exercise class. We will do simple movements to get the heart pumping, while strengthening our muscles. The movements are safe, effective and fun. The class is done to music, so bring a list of your favorite songs as you groove to the beat with friends! Join us every Wednesday at 11 a.m.!
12:30 pm: Optimal Health, Optimal You: Virtual Health Class (online)
Apr 8 –
Call into our new virtual health class to listen to an episode of our favorite health podcast, Optimal Health Daily. You will have a chance to participate in a group discussion, do a live Q&A with our Health and Wellness guru, Amber, and set weekly health goals to stay fit and fierce!
Calling in is easy, just email or call Amber Sherrard at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-694-7353 to RSVP and get call-in information. Stay well!
|Apr 9||Apr 10
10:00 am: Hands On Goes Virtual (online)
Apr 10 –
Hands On Goes Virtual! Who? Students who find themselves wanting to add to their repertoire of Independent Living Skills and want to actively participate in learning, problem solving, and dialog with a small group.
What Will You Do: Each week, ILS Instructors Dawn Leeflang and Bobbi Pompey will share information, skills, tips and tricks related to the theme. You will have the opportunity to ask questions, share your knowledge, and learn from other students. By the end of each session you will have learned new skills that you can immediately begin using in your day-to-day routine
Where: Zoom conference calls will be used for each session. Once you haves RSVP’s you will get the dial-in information.
When: Sessions will occur each Friday between 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Starting in June, we will do a Tactile Development Series. Participants are encouraged to attend all workshops, if possible.This series will culminate with the creation of a Personal Vision Board (for example, a collage, a portrait, or abstract art), combining the skills learned and various sensory materials.
June 5: Introduction to Tactile Development and Practical Applications around the home.
June 12: Using Tactile Sense for Organization and Labeling
June 19: Using Tactile Sense for Games, Hobbies, and Puzzles
June 26: Using Tactile Sense in the Kitchen
July 3: Culminating Project
All questions are welcome. Stay tuned for future topics!
How Do I Sign Up: Please RSVP to Briana Kusuma at email@example.com or 415-694-7335.
The Hands On Series of workshops are designed to not only provide information, but to provide hands on experience completing tasks and mastering skills. At the end of each workshop you will walk away with at least one skill that you can begin using in your life immediately. Each workshop will have a theme within the umbrella of Independent Living Skills. Themes may include; note taking, house hold projects, DIY cleaning products, make-up, household/office organization, container gardening, and meal prepping just to name a few!
Sessions will occur each Friday from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. over Zoom. Students of all backgrounds and experience levels are welcome to attend.
12:30 pm: Virtual Meditation & Mindfulness (online)
Apr 10 –
Click or call in to our virtual Mindfulness & Meditation Class every Friday at 12:30 p.m. for a guided meditation, mindfulness discussion and a chance to build community with our LightHouse family. All are welcome. Please email or call Amber Sherrard to sign up at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-694-7353.
1:00 pm: Accessible Census: Reading Mail and Keeping Your Info Safe
Apr 10 –
Accessible Census: Reading Mail and Keeping Your Info Safe April 10, 2020 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. The accessible census workshops will cover core technology skills to enable you to participate in the 2020 census.
In this workshop you will learn:
This workshop will allow remote participation via the Zoom conferencing platform or a conference phone line. You will need a working email address to receive participation information.
RSVP to Abby Decker at email@example.com or 415-694-7343.
This project has been made possible in part by a grant from the Bay Area Census Funders Collaborative at Silicon Valley Community Foundation.
The events for the upcoming week are read aloud on our event hotline every Friday, which can be accessed by calling (415)694-7325.
For more information about visiting the Adaptations Store, head to our shop page.
The LightHouse is scent-free. Please abstain from wearing colognes, perfumes, or other scented products. Additionally, coffee must be securely lidded at all times and citrus should not be peeled on the premises. Thanks for supporting our efforts to respect chemical sensitivities.