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Events in February 2024

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Jan 28
Jan 29(1 event)

9:45 am: Low Vision Skills: Putting It All Together (hybrid) **REGISTRATION CLOSED*


Jan 29

The Low Vision Skills: Putting It All Together course is composed of essential topics recommended for all participants who are new to low vision.

Adults 55 and older, in addition to adult clients of all ages being served by the California Department of Rehabilitation, are invited to participate in a virtual six-session course geared towards learning about their changes in vision. Participants will learn practical ways to maximize successful, independent living skills in work, school and daily living environments.

The hybrid course is divided into 6 virtual classes over 4 weeks: a 2.5-hour introductory class with a Low Vision Optometrist, Social Worker, and two Certified Low Vision Therapists, followed by five, 2.5-hour classes which will include practical skills taught by the Certified Low Vision Therapists. There is also a pre-course assessment one week prior to the start of the course, ongoing support during the course, one in-person half-day group lesson, and one in-person individualized lesson.

It is a comprehensive skills training distance course introducing participants to foundational low vision concepts, skills, and current technologies for maximizing successful, independent daily living skills. After the six virtual classes, participants can expect to feel more confident in using their vision and making changes in their environment for independent daily living skills. Class 7 is a half-day, in-person Group Adaptive Devices and Strategies Demonstration at the San Francisco LightHouse Headquarters. Thereafter, participants will be eligible for an individualized, in-person Low Vision Therapy lesson.

The first 6 classes will be taught via Zoom Video Conferencing (Zoom video skills required for all virtual classes), best viewed on a tablet, laptop, or computer (phone is not recommended for participation in this course due to small screen size for viewing class materials and resource options) at the following dates and times (Pacific Standard Time):

Week of January 16: Course Introduction and Pre-Course Assessment by phone

Week 1 (Virtual Classes #1 and #2): Monday, January 22 and Wednesday, January 24 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Class Support between Weeks 1 and 2

Week 2 (Virtual Classes #3 and #4): Monday, January 29 and Wednesday, January 31 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Class Support between Weeks 2 and 3

Week 3 (Virtual Classes #5 and #6): Wednesday, February 5 and Wednesday, February 7 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Class Support between Weeks 3 and 4

Week 4 (In-person Class #7): Wednesday, February 14 at LightHouse Headquarters in San Francisco – Group Adaptive Devices and Strategies Demonstration - 10am to 3:00pm (including 1 hour break for provided lunch, further peer interaction)

By February 28, 2024 (In-person Class #8): individualized follow-up low vision skills lesson tailored to the unique needs of each participant

If you are not with the California Department of Rehabilitation, and if you are age 55 and older, living in the counties of San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity, there may be partial scholarship funding for training and course materials. For adults working with the California Department of Rehabilitation, please contact your Rehabilitation Counselor directly to discuss participation and referral.

The registration for this course is currently closed. All interested parties need to have a Low Vision Evaluation completed within one year prior to the start of any low vision course. Please contact Esmerelda Soto at 415-694-7323 or by email at ESoto@lighthouse-sf.org for any questions and planning for a LH Services Orientation and Assessment day. Any appropriate Low Vision course referrals will then be placed on our waitlist for the next available class (dates TBA).

Jan 30
Jan 31(1 event)

9:45 am: Low Vision Skills: Putting It All Together (hybrid) **REGISTRATION CLOSED*


Jan 31

The Low Vision Skills: Putting It All Together course is composed of essential topics recommended for all participants who are new to low vision.

Adults 55 and older, in addition to adult clients of all ages being served by the California Department of Rehabilitation, are invited to participate in a virtual six-session course geared towards learning about their changes in vision. Participants will learn practical ways to maximize successful, independent living skills in work, school and daily living environments.

The hybrid course is divided into 6 virtual classes over 4 weeks: a 2.5-hour introductory class with a Low Vision Optometrist, Social Worker, and two Certified Low Vision Therapists, followed by five, 2.5-hour classes which will include practical skills taught by the Certified Low Vision Therapists. There is also a pre-course assessment one week prior to the start of the course, ongoing support during the course, one in-person half-day group lesson, and one in-person individualized lesson.

It is a comprehensive skills training distance course introducing participants to foundational low vision concepts, skills, and current technologies for maximizing successful, independent daily living skills. After the six virtual classes, participants can expect to feel more confident in using their vision and making changes in their environment for independent daily living skills. Class 7 is a half-day, in-person Group Adaptive Devices and Strategies Demonstration at the San Francisco LightHouse Headquarters. Thereafter, participants will be eligible for an individualized, in-person Low Vision Therapy lesson.

The first 6 classes will be taught via Zoom Video Conferencing (Zoom video skills required for all virtual classes), best viewed on a tablet, laptop, or computer (phone is not recommended for participation in this course due to small screen size for viewing class materials and resource options) at the following dates and times (Pacific Standard Time):

Week of January 16: Course Introduction and Pre-Course Assessment by phone

Week 1 (Virtual Classes #1 and #2): Monday, January 22 and Wednesday, January 24 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Class Support between Weeks 1 and 2

Week 2 (Virtual Classes #3 and #4): Monday, January 29 and Wednesday, January 31 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Class Support between Weeks 2 and 3

Week 3 (Virtual Classes #5 and #6): Wednesday, February 5 and Wednesday, February 7 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Class Support between Weeks 3 and 4

Week 4 (In-person Class #7): Wednesday, February 14 at LightHouse Headquarters in San Francisco – Group Adaptive Devices and Strategies Demonstration - 10am to 3:00pm (including 1 hour break for provided lunch, further peer interaction)

By February 28, 2024 (In-person Class #8): individualized follow-up low vision skills lesson tailored to the unique needs of each participant

If you are not with the California Department of Rehabilitation, and if you are age 55 and older, living in the counties of San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity, there may be partial scholarship funding for training and course materials. For adults working with the California Department of Rehabilitation, please contact your Rehabilitation Counselor directly to discuss participation and referral.

The registration for this course is currently closed. All interested parties need to have a Low Vision Evaluation completed within one year prior to the start of any low vision course. Please contact Esmerelda Soto at 415-694-7323 or by email at ESoto@lighthouse-sf.org for any questions and planning for a LH Services Orientation and Assessment day. Any appropriate Low Vision course referrals will then be placed on our waitlist for the next available class (dates TBA).

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Feb 4
Feb 5(1 event)

9:45 am: Low Vision Skills: Putting It All Together (hybrid) **REGISTRATION CLOSED*


Feb 5

The Low Vision Skills: Putting It All Together course is composed of essential topics recommended for all participants who are new to low vision.

Adults 55 and older, in addition to adult clients of all ages being served by the California Department of Rehabilitation, are invited to participate in a virtual six-session course geared towards learning about their changes in vision. Participants will learn practical ways to maximize successful, independent living skills in work, school and daily living environments.

The hybrid course is divided into 6 virtual classes over 4 weeks: a 2.5-hour introductory class with a Low Vision Optometrist, Social Worker, and two Certified Low Vision Therapists, followed by five, 2.5-hour classes which will include practical skills taught by the Certified Low Vision Therapists. There is also a pre-course assessment one week prior to the start of the course, ongoing support during the course, one in-person half-day group lesson, and one in-person individualized lesson.

It is a comprehensive skills training distance course introducing participants to foundational low vision concepts, skills, and current technologies for maximizing successful, independent daily living skills. After the six virtual classes, participants can expect to feel more confident in using their vision and making changes in their environment for independent daily living skills. Class 7 is a half-day, in-person Group Adaptive Devices and Strategies Demonstration at the San Francisco LightHouse Headquarters. Thereafter, participants will be eligible for an individualized, in-person Low Vision Therapy lesson.

The first 6 classes will be taught via Zoom Video Conferencing (Zoom video skills required for all virtual classes), best viewed on a tablet, laptop, or computer (phone is not recommended for participation in this course due to small screen size for viewing class materials and resource options) at the following dates and times (Pacific Standard Time):

Week of January 16: Course Introduction and Pre-Course Assessment by phone

Week 1 (Virtual Classes #1 and #2): Monday, January 22 and Wednesday, January 24 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Class Support between Weeks 1 and 2

Week 2 (Virtual Classes #3 and #4): Monday, January 29 and Wednesday, January 31 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Class Support between Weeks 2 and 3

Week 3 (Virtual Classes #5 and #6): Wednesday, February 5 and Wednesday, February 7 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Class Support between Weeks 3 and 4

Week 4 (In-person Class #7): Wednesday, February 14 at LightHouse Headquarters in San Francisco – Group Adaptive Devices and Strategies Demonstration - 10am to 3:00pm (including 1 hour break for provided lunch, further peer interaction)

By February 28, 2024 (In-person Class #8): individualized follow-up low vision skills lesson tailored to the unique needs of each participant

If you are not with the California Department of Rehabilitation, and if you are age 55 and older, living in the counties of San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity, there may be partial scholarship funding for training and course materials. For adults working with the California Department of Rehabilitation, please contact your Rehabilitation Counselor directly to discuss participation and referral.

The registration for this course is currently closed. All interested parties need to have a Low Vision Evaluation completed within one year prior to the start of any low vision course. Please contact Esmerelda Soto at 415-694-7323 or by email at ESoto@lighthouse-sf.org for any questions and planning for a LH Services Orientation and Assessment day. Any appropriate Low Vision course referrals will then be placed on our waitlist for the next available class (dates TBA).

Feb 6
Feb 7(1 event)

9:45 am: Low Vision Skills: Putting It All Together (hybrid) **REGISTRATION CLOSED*


Feb 7

The Low Vision Skills: Putting It All Together course is composed of essential topics recommended for all participants who are new to low vision.

Adults 55 and older, in addition to adult clients of all ages being served by the California Department of Rehabilitation, are invited to participate in a virtual six-session course geared towards learning about their changes in vision. Participants will learn practical ways to maximize successful, independent living skills in work, school and daily living environments.

The hybrid course is divided into 6 virtual classes over 4 weeks: a 2.5-hour introductory class with a Low Vision Optometrist, Social Worker, and two Certified Low Vision Therapists, followed by five, 2.5-hour classes which will include practical skills taught by the Certified Low Vision Therapists. There is also a pre-course assessment one week prior to the start of the course, ongoing support during the course, one in-person half-day group lesson, and one in-person individualized lesson.

It is a comprehensive skills training distance course introducing participants to foundational low vision concepts, skills, and current technologies for maximizing successful, independent daily living skills. After the six virtual classes, participants can expect to feel more confident in using their vision and making changes in their environment for independent daily living skills. Class 7 is a half-day, in-person Group Adaptive Devices and Strategies Demonstration at the San Francisco LightHouse Headquarters. Thereafter, participants will be eligible for an individualized, in-person Low Vision Therapy lesson.

The first 6 classes will be taught via Zoom Video Conferencing (Zoom video skills required for all virtual classes), best viewed on a tablet, laptop, or computer (phone is not recommended for participation in this course due to small screen size for viewing class materials and resource options) at the following dates and times (Pacific Standard Time):

Week of January 16: Course Introduction and Pre-Course Assessment by phone

Week 1 (Virtual Classes #1 and #2): Monday, January 22 and Wednesday, January 24 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Class Support between Weeks 1 and 2

Week 2 (Virtual Classes #3 and #4): Monday, January 29 and Wednesday, January 31 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Class Support between Weeks 2 and 3

Week 3 (Virtual Classes #5 and #6): Wednesday, February 5 and Wednesday, February 7 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Class Support between Weeks 3 and 4

Week 4 (In-person Class #7): Wednesday, February 14 at LightHouse Headquarters in San Francisco – Group Adaptive Devices and Strategies Demonstration - 10am to 3:00pm (including 1 hour break for provided lunch, further peer interaction)

By February 28, 2024 (In-person Class #8): individualized follow-up low vision skills lesson tailored to the unique needs of each participant

If you are not with the California Department of Rehabilitation, and if you are age 55 and older, living in the counties of San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity, there may be partial scholarship funding for training and course materials. For adults working with the California Department of Rehabilitation, please contact your Rehabilitation Counselor directly to discuss participation and referral.

The registration for this course is currently closed. All interested parties need to have a Low Vision Evaluation completed within one year prior to the start of any low vision course. Please contact Esmerelda Soto at 415-694-7323 or by email at ESoto@lighthouse-sf.org for any questions and planning for a LH Services Orientation and Assessment day. Any appropriate Low Vision course referrals will then be placed on our waitlist for the next available class (dates TBA).

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Feb 9
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Feb 11
Feb 12
Feb 13
Feb 14(1 event)

10:00 am: Low Vision Skills: Putting It All Together (hybrid) **REGISTRATION CLOSED*


Feb 14

The Low Vision Skills: Putting It All Together course is composed of essential topics recommended for all participants who are new to low vision.

Adults 55 and older, in addition to adult clients of all ages being served by the California Department of Rehabilitation, are invited to participate in a virtual six-session course geared towards learning about their changes in vision. Participants will learn practical ways to maximize successful, independent living skills in work, school and daily living environments.

The hybrid course is divided into 6 virtual classes over 4 weeks: a 2.5-hour introductory class with a Low Vision Optometrist, Social Worker, and two Certified Low Vision Therapists, followed by five, 2.5-hour classes which will include practical skills taught by the Certified Low Vision Therapists. There is also a pre-course assessment one week prior to the start of the course, ongoing support during the course, one in-person half-day group lesson, and one in-person individualized lesson.

It is a comprehensive skills training distance course introducing participants to foundational low vision concepts, skills, and current technologies for maximizing successful, independent daily living skills. After the six virtual classes, participants can expect to feel more confident in using their vision and making changes in their environment for independent daily living skills. Class 7 is a half-day, in-person Group Adaptive Devices and Strategies Demonstration at the San Francisco LightHouse Headquarters. Thereafter, participants will be eligible for an individualized, in-person Low Vision Therapy lesson.

The first 6 classes will be taught via Zoom Video Conferencing (Zoom video skills required for all virtual classes), best viewed on a tablet, laptop, or computer (phone is not recommended for participation in this course due to small screen size for viewing class materials and resource options) at the following dates and times (Pacific Standard Time):

Week of January 16: Course Introduction and Pre-Course Assessment by phone

Week 1 (Virtual Classes #1 and #2): Monday, January 22 and Wednesday, January 24 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Class Support between Weeks 1 and 2

Week 2 (Virtual Classes #3 and #4): Monday, January 29 and Wednesday, January 31 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Class Support between Weeks 2 and 3

Week 3 (Virtual Classes #5 and #6): Wednesday, February 5 and Wednesday, February 7 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Class Support between Weeks 3 and 4

Week 4 (In-person Class #7): Wednesday, February 14 at LightHouse Headquarters in San Francisco – Group Adaptive Devices and Strategies Demonstration - 10am to 3:00pm (including 1 hour break for provided lunch, further peer interaction)

By February 28, 2024 (In-person Class #8): individualized follow-up low vision skills lesson tailored to the unique needs of each participant

If you are not with the California Department of Rehabilitation, and if you are age 55 and older, living in the counties of San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity, there may be partial scholarship funding for training and course materials. For adults working with the California Department of Rehabilitation, please contact your Rehabilitation Counselor directly to discuss participation and referral.

The registration for this course is currently closed. All interested parties need to have a Low Vision Evaluation completed within one year prior to the start of any low vision course. Please contact Esmerelda Soto at 415-694-7323 or by email at ESoto@lighthouse-sf.org for any questions and planning for a LH Services Orientation and Assessment day. Any appropriate Low Vision course referrals will then be placed on our waitlist for the next available class (dates TBA).

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