LightHouse offices are closed for in-person services through April 5, 2021. Check the calendar below for our offering of online classes.
All LightHouse locations will be closed on December 24, 25 & 31 and January 1.
Employment Immersion November Virtual Workshop
November's workshop runs 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. weekdays from November 2 through 25.
There IS a job market! Job seekers who are blind and have low vision are in demand to work remotely. Let LightHouse support you on your pathway to employment in these challenging times.
Our award-winning Employment Immersion program is now available virtually. Now is the time to join us via the Zoom conferencing platform. The program begins the first Monday of every month and runs each weekday. This comprehensive month-long training is specifically designed for people who are blind and have low vision. We are committed to providing group and individual guidance from the fundamentals of job search, to the complexities of disclosure of one’s disability with pride and confidence, to instruction on job search techniques, to honing interview skills. Most importantly, this program focuses on the participant’s individual job goals.
To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please contact the team through email: EIteam@lighthouse-sf.org.
Get Moving: O & M For Independent Travel for Adults 55+
What is this Course?
It is a comprehensive 12-class O&M training distance course using the Zoom Video Conference platform to introduce students to foundational O&M concepts, skills, and current technologies for safe and independent travel.
The course is divided into 12 two-hour lessons: two lessons per week over six weeks. The total instruction time for the course is 24 hours.
The 12 essential O&M lessons cover: The Benefits of O&M Training; Overview of Sensory, Spatial & Environmental Awareness; Orientation Strategies and Skills; Tactile Graphics/TMAPS; 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.
The course is intended for Bay Area residents who are 55 yrs and older.
Who Would Benefit From this Course?
- Students who are blind or low vision who have little or no familiarity with O&M.
- Students with recent vision loss or vision change.
- Students who self-report that they have lost or have not used their O&M skills.
- Students who self-report that they are not confident using their learned O&M skills.
This Course is not intended for independent active travelers
Stress Reduction & Meditation Goes Virtual
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-694-7316.
Better Health 101 with Amber (Online)
Let's get better health together! Tune in to Better Health with Amber every Wednesday at 12:30 PM to deepen your knowledge on subjects such as personal development, improving sleep, nutrition, physical health, emotional health, and more. You will also have the opportunity to share, build community, and make new friends!
Email Amber at ASherrard@lighthouse-sf.org for the Zoom and call-in details.
Meet You At The House
Pull up a comfy chair in our virtual living room and let's talk about all things LightHouse San Francisco! Do you think your vision is changing and you are having trouble doing things the way you used to? You may need to learn alternative techniques from our LightHouse staff. Come with your questions and together we will look for solutions. Our Adaptations Store will be on hand to talk about the latest and greatest in blindness and low vision gadgets. Maybe you can cross off a few people from your Christmas List! RSVP to Sheri Albers at email@example.com or 415-694-7331.
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.