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Events in January 2022

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Jan 1(1 event)

7:00 pm: Virtual Campfire


Jan 1

Kick of the New Year with an EHC Virtual Campfire! Every first Saturday evening of the month Enchanted Hills Camp Director, Tony Fletcher, will serve as your host for these fun interactive virtual events. The campfires are designed for all ages and will focus on camp updates, music, laughter and fun.

Time: 7 to 9 PM PDT

RSVP: Daisy Soto at DSoto@lighthouse-sf.org

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Jan 18(2 events)

9:30 am: Get Moving: O&M for Independent Travel


Jan 18

This course is designed to offer foundational Orientation & Mobility knowledge, concepts, and skills in a friendly, small group atmosphere. It is intended for any individual who is new to blind and low vision skills training; waiting for one-on-one services; or would benefit from developing their existing skills with an in-depth O&M training refresher.

To RSVP, please contact Robert Alminana at ralminana@lighthouse-sf.org or Jennifer Huey jhuey@lighthouse-sf.org. Registration deadline is Tuesday, January 11.

2:00 pm: Tech Together Online


Jan 18

Tech Together Online: Team Up on Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a robust virtual conferencing platform with solid accessibility support for access technology users. Join the Access Technology team and we'll discuss how to join, schedule, and moderate meetings on Microsoft Teams.

RSVP for Tech Together Online: Team Up on Microsoft Teams.

Tuesday, January 18 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Tech Together Online: Get Together on Google Meet

Google Meet is Google's platform for hosting virtual meetings. How does its accessibility experience compare to that of other virtual conferencing contenders? Join the Access Technology team and we'll discuss how to join, schedule and moderate meetings on Google Meet.

RSVP for Tech Together Online: Get Together on Google Meet

Tuesday, January 25 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Jan 19(1 event)

7:00 pm: EHC Time Capsule


Jan 19

Join EHC Camp Director Tony Fletcher as he interviews longtime camper and volunteer, Linda Fonseca as she walks us thru the decades of Enchanted Hills Camp programing and facility upgrades from the mid-sixties to now.

To RSVP email Jaclyne at jatoigue@lighthouse-sf.org.

Jan 20(2 events)

9:30 am: Get Moving: O&M for Independent Travel


Jan 20

This course is designed to offer foundational Orientation & Mobility knowledge, concepts, and skills in a friendly, small group atmosphere. It is intended for any individual who is new to blind and low vision skills training; waiting for one-on-one services; or would benefit from developing their existing skills with an in-depth O&M training refresher.

To RSVP, please contact Robert Alminana at ralminana@lighthouse-sf.org or Jennifer Huey jhuey@lighthouse-sf.org. Registration deadline is Tuesday, January 11.

6:00 pm: 30% & Growing Goes Virtual


Jan 20

It is time to get geared up for 2021! Have you set any new employment goals for the new year? Have you thought about what strategies you will use to achieve these goals? Brainstorming with your fellow 30% peers can help! Are you currently working in your dream job? Share with the rest of us how you reached that place. We can learn a lot from each other as we meet in the virtual pub!
To RSVP and receive Zoom access information, contact Community Outreach Coordinator, Sheri Albers at salbers@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7331.

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Jan 24(1 event)

9:45 am: Low Vision Skills: Putting It All Together


Jan 24

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 virtual course is divided into six lessons over three weeks: a 2.5-hour introductory lesson with a Low Vision Optometrist, Social Worker, and two Certified Low Vision Therapists, followed by five, 2.5-hour lessons which will include practical skills taught by the Certified Low Vision Therapists.

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 virtual six-session course, participants can expect to feel more confident in using their vision and making changes in their environment for independent daily living skills. Thereafter, participants can be eligible for individualized Low Vision Therapy lessons.

The classes will be taught via Zoom Video Conferencing, 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 1: Monday, January 24 and Wednesday, January 26 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Week 2: Monday, January 31 and Wednesday, February 2 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Week 3: Monday, February 7 and Wednesday, February 9 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

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.

Please RSVP by Monday, January 10 to receive class materials in time for the first class on Monday, January 24. To register please contact Debbie Bacon at 415-694-7357 or Certified Low Vision Therapist, Gina di Grazia at gdigrazia@lighthouse-sf.org. The class is limited to ten students; once the class limit is reached, all other students will be placed on a waitlist for the next available class (date TBA).

Jan 25(1 event)

9:30 am: Get Moving: O&M for Independent Travel


Jan 25

This course is designed to offer foundational Orientation & Mobility knowledge, concepts, and skills in a friendly, small group atmosphere. It is intended for any individual who is new to blind and low vision skills training; waiting for one-on-one services; or would benefit from developing their existing skills with an in-depth O&M training refresher.

To RSVP, please contact Robert Alminana at ralminana@lighthouse-sf.org or Jennifer Huey jhuey@lighthouse-sf.org. Registration deadline is Tuesday, January 11.

Jan 26(2 events)

9:45 am: Low Vision Skills: Putting It All Together


Jan 26

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 virtual course is divided into six lessons over three weeks: a 2.5-hour introductory lesson with a Low Vision Optometrist, Social Worker, and two Certified Low Vision Therapists, followed by five, 2.5-hour lessons which will include practical skills taught by the Certified Low Vision Therapists.

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 virtual six-session course, participants can expect to feel more confident in using their vision and making changes in their environment for independent daily living skills. Thereafter, participants can be eligible for individualized Low Vision Therapy lessons.

The classes will be taught via Zoom Video Conferencing, 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 1: Monday, January 24 and Wednesday, January 26 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Week 2: Monday, January 31 and Wednesday, February 2 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Week 3: Monday, February 7 and Wednesday, February 9 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

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.

Please RSVP by Monday, January 10 to receive class materials in time for the first class on Monday, January 24. To register please contact Debbie Bacon at 415-694-7357 or Certified Low Vision Therapist, Gina di Grazia at gdigrazia@lighthouse-sf.org. The class is limited to ten students; once the class limit is reached, all other students will be placed on a waitlist for the next available class (date TBA).

2:00 pm: Meet You At The House


Jan 26

Pull up a comfy chair and join Community Outreach Coordinator, Sheri Albers, in the LightHouse virtual living room to talk about all things LightHouse! Have you been experiencing changes in your vision that have been affecting your daily life, but don’t know what to do? LightHouse of San Francisco is here to help. This is the perfect place to come and ask the questions that you need answers to.

RSVP to Sheri Albers at SAlbers@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7331.

Jan 27(1 event)

9:30 am: Get Moving: O&M for Independent Travel


Jan 27

This course is designed to offer foundational Orientation & Mobility knowledge, concepts, and skills in a friendly, small group atmosphere. It is intended for any individual who is new to blind and low vision skills training; waiting for one-on-one services; or would benefit from developing their existing skills with an in-depth O&M training refresher.

To RSVP, please contact Robert Alminana at ralminana@lighthouse-sf.org or Jennifer Huey jhuey@lighthouse-sf.org. Registration deadline is Tuesday, January 11.

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Jan 31(1 event)

9:45 am: Low Vision Skills: Putting It All Together


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 virtual course is divided into six lessons over three weeks: a 2.5-hour introductory lesson with a Low Vision Optometrist, Social Worker, and two Certified Low Vision Therapists, followed by five, 2.5-hour lessons which will include practical skills taught by the Certified Low Vision Therapists.

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 virtual six-session course, participants can expect to feel more confident in using their vision and making changes in their environment for independent daily living skills. Thereafter, participants can be eligible for individualized Low Vision Therapy lessons.

The classes will be taught via Zoom Video Conferencing, 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 1: Monday, January 24 and Wednesday, January 26 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Week 2: Monday, January 31 and Wednesday, February 2 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Week 3: Monday, February 7 and Wednesday, February 9 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

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.

Please RSVP by Monday, January 10 to receive class materials in time for the first class on Monday, January 24. To register please contact Debbie Bacon at 415-694-7357 or Certified Low Vision Therapist, Gina di Grazia at gdigrazia@lighthouse-sf.org. The class is limited to ten students; once the class limit is reached, all other students will be placed on a waitlist for the next available class (date TBA).

Feb 1(3 events)

9:30 am: Get Moving: O&M for Independent Travel


Feb 1

This course is designed to offer foundational Orientation & Mobility knowledge, concepts, and skills in a friendly, small group atmosphere. It is intended for any individual who is new to blind and low vision skills training; waiting for one-on-one services; or would benefit from developing their existing skills with an in-depth O&M training refresher.

To RSVP, please contact Robert Alminana at ralminana@lighthouse-sf.org or Jennifer Huey jhuey@lighthouse-sf.org. Registration deadline is Tuesday, January 11.

10:00 am: LightHouse and AARP Tax Support


Feb 1

LightHouse is partnering with AARP’s Tax-Aide Program to provide free tax filing support at 1155 Market Street this tax filing season. AARP will be at LightHouse HQ on Tuesdays and Thursdays from February 1 – April 15. Appointments are required and they can be made for 10 am, 11:15 am, and 12:30 pm. Appointments can be scheduled by leaving a voicemail at 415 – 694 – 7648 or completing this form: https://forms.office.com/r/GfZJ4wRnGV

Due to the “red” level of COVID-19 spread that the CDC has determined SF to be in, this will be a “same day drop off” structure. Tax payers will come to 1155 and drop off their materials with AARP tax preparers. They will then wait in MPR C or Reception while their taxes are being prepared. They may leave but it is preferred that they stay. The appointments are scheduled for one hour and fifteen minutes and most taxes will be able to be completed in that time.

This is open to anyone who needs support filing their federal and CA state tax returns for the tax years 2021, 2020, and 2019 (note: each year requires a separate appointment). There is no requirement based on age, income level, or SF residency.

Please bring with you: 

  • Your tax paperwork you’ve received in the mail
  • A copy of your social security card
  • A copy of your photo ID
  • If you are eligible for a refund and would like it deposited directly into your account, please bring a voided check

COVID-19 Requirements:

  • Masks must be worn at all times. The Centers for Disease Control and the State of California are recommending that you double mask or wear an N95 mask. LightHouse will provide a second disposable mask if needed to ensure your safety and the safety of our staff and volunteers.
  • We will be practicing physical distancing at this location

There are some specific requirements and not all taxes will be able to be completed by AARP volunteers, these will be addressed when the appointments are made.

If you have any questions, please call 415 -694 -7648. Thank you.

2:00 pm: Tech Together Online


Feb 1

Feb 1: Making the Most of Zoom Meetings
Zoom is one of the most popular and widely-used platforms for virtual meetings. Join the access technology team and we'll discuss techniques, tips and tricks for using Zoom both as a participant and as a meeting moderator.

RSVP to Tech Together: Making the Most of Zoom Meetings

Feb 8: The World Of Accessible Reading
Winter is the perfect season to curl up with a good book. Whether you like nonfiction or novels, join the access technology team and we'll discuss the applications and tools you can use to read, as well as what's new in the world of accessible reading.

RSVP to Tech Together: The World of Accessible Reading

Feb 15: What's New in Windows 11?
Windows 11 was released to the general public on October 5th, 2021. Join the access technology team and we'll discuss the updates and changes to the windows operating system.

RSVP to Tech Together: What's New in Windows 11

Feb 22: Top Tech Tricks
Join the access technology team and we'll share our favorite strategies, techniques and tricks for working with our tech either at work or in our daily lives. Bring your favorite top tech tricks to share!

RSVP to Tech Together: Top Tech Tricks

Feb 2(1 event)

9:45 am: Low Vision Skills: Putting It All Together


Feb 2

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 virtual course is divided into six lessons over three weeks: a 2.5-hour introductory lesson with a Low Vision Optometrist, Social Worker, and two Certified Low Vision Therapists, followed by five, 2.5-hour lessons which will include practical skills taught by the Certified Low Vision Therapists.

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 virtual six-session course, participants can expect to feel more confident in using their vision and making changes in their environment for independent daily living skills. Thereafter, participants can be eligible for individualized Low Vision Therapy lessons.

The classes will be taught via Zoom Video Conferencing, 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 1: Monday, January 24 and Wednesday, January 26 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Week 2: Monday, January 31 and Wednesday, February 2 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Week 3: Monday, February 7 and Wednesday, February 9 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

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.

Please RSVP by Monday, January 10 to receive class materials in time for the first class on Monday, January 24. To register please contact Debbie Bacon at 415-694-7357 or Certified Low Vision Therapist, Gina di Grazia at gdigrazia@lighthouse-sf.org. The class is limited to ten students; once the class limit is reached, all other students will be placed on a waitlist for the next available class (date TBA).

Feb 3(2 events)

9:30 am: Get Moving: O&M for Independent Travel


Feb 3

This course is designed to offer foundational Orientation & Mobility knowledge, concepts, and skills in a friendly, small group atmosphere. It is intended for any individual who is new to blind and low vision skills training; waiting for one-on-one services; or would benefit from developing their existing skills with an in-depth O&M training refresher.

To RSVP, please contact Robert Alminana at ralminana@lighthouse-sf.org or Jennifer Huey jhuey@lighthouse-sf.org. Registration deadline is Tuesday, January 11.

10:00 am: LightHouse and AARP Tax Support


Feb 3

LightHouse is partnering with AARP’s Tax-Aide Program to provide free tax filing support at 1155 Market Street this tax filing season. AARP will be at LightHouse HQ on Tuesdays and Thursdays from February 1 – April 15. Appointments are required and they can be made for 10 am, 11:15 am, and 12:30 pm. Appointments can be scheduled by leaving a voicemail at 415 – 694 – 7648 or completing this form: https://forms.office.com/r/GfZJ4wRnGV

Due to the “red” level of COVID-19 spread that the CDC has determined SF to be in, this will be a “same day drop off” structure. Tax payers will come to 1155 and drop off their materials with AARP tax preparers. They will then wait in MPR C or Reception while their taxes are being prepared. They may leave but it is preferred that they stay. The appointments are scheduled for one hour and fifteen minutes and most taxes will be able to be completed in that time.

This is open to anyone who needs support filing their federal and CA state tax returns for the tax years 2021, 2020, and 2019 (note: each year requires a separate appointment). There is no requirement based on age, income level, or SF residency.

Please bring with you: 

  • Your tax paperwork you’ve received in the mail
  • A copy of your social security card
  • A copy of your photo ID
  • If you are eligible for a refund and would like it deposited directly into your account, please bring a voided check

COVID-19 Requirements:

  • Masks must be worn at all times. The Centers for Disease Control and the State of California are recommending that you double mask or wear an N95 mask. LightHouse will provide a second disposable mask if needed to ensure your safety and the safety of our staff and volunteers.
  • We will be practicing physical distancing at this location

There are some specific requirements and not all taxes will be able to be completed by AARP volunteers, these will be addressed when the appointments are made.

If you have any questions, please call 415 -694 -7648. Thank you.

Feb 4
Feb 5

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.

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