LightHouse will be closed from Thursday, December 21, 2023 through Tuesday, January 2, 2024 for the Winter Holiday break.

The week's events

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Sep 17
Sep 18(1 event)

6:00 pm: Vision: Peer-led Support Group (online)

Sep 18

Vision is a peer-led drop-in support group that runs on a 12-week cycle of topics based on Hannah Fairbairn’s 2019 book, “When You Can't Believe Your Eyes: Vision Loss and Personal Recovery.” We discuss different topics and share our experiences, thoughts, and knowledge. Reading is not required. However, if you would like topic details beyond our discussions, please refer to the book which is available on NLS BARD (DBC11619).

9/4 LightHouse is closed/No group meeting
9/18 Independent Socializing (Chapter 9)
“When to Change Your Operating System: If you have gone to events with a companion till now, going alone can be quite a shock! It can seem as if you suddenly lost a lot more sight. No one is standing beside you, interpreting the scene or finding your friends.”

RSVP online for Vision: Peer-led Support Group or contact Sabrina Bolus at or 415-694-7607.

Sep 19
Sep 20(2 events)

9:30 am: Stress Reduction and Meditation (online)

Sep 20

We offer a series of short, meditation-based practices each Wednesday morning for relaxation and stress reduction. The group is appropriate for 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 comfo rtable position, breathe deeply, clear your head, and de-stress.

RSVP online to Stress Reduction and Meditation or to Sabrina Bolus at or 415-694-7607.

1:00 pm: Gratitude VIBES: September 2023 (online)

Sep 20

Gratitude-VIBES are Visually Impaired Blind Energizing Sessions. On the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, please join us for an inspiring series of student presentations. Individual check-ins and gratitude-closers follow presentations.

September 6: Poetry Readings from Writers' Lane Workshop participants and other works.
September 20: Guest, DeAnna Quietwater Noriega, author of Fifty Years of Walking with Friends

RSVP online for Gratitude VIBES or to Sabrina Bolus at or 415-694-7607.

Sep 21
Sep 22(1 event)

1:00 pm: Meet Me in the Kitchen (in-person)

Sep 22

This class runs Fridays in September from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

“Meet me in the kitchen” is a five-week course designed to empower LightHouse students with the non-visual techniques needed to prepare and present delicious meals independently. This course is created and taught by Bobbi Pompey, an Independent Living Skills Specialist with a passion for cooking and teaching. Each week you will learn non-visual kitchen skills, general cooking tips and tricks, and prepare a snack or meal.

Skills You Will Learn Include:

Organizing, labeling, and preparing your kitchen and workspace
Measuring wet and dry ingredients
Using knives, kitchen appliances, blindness/low vision gadgets and other “tools of the trade”
Understanding how to build flavor profiles, decipher lingo used in recipes, and determine the doneness of food
Serving, garnishing, and presenting meals with multiple dishes to friends and family, and other guests

Spots in this fun and educational course are limited, so secure your participation by contacting Bobbi Pompey, or (415) 694-7613 by August 25th.

Course Schedule:

Session 1: September 1 -  Welcome and Course Overview
This session will include staff/student introductions, a course overview, a tour of the kitchen, and an introduction to basic techniques for navigating a kitchen. Class will conclude with a lesson on pouring and spreading and the preparation of a snack.

Session 2: September - Cracking the Code
By the end of this session, you will understand how to decipher common recipe lingo, develop delicious flavor profiles with spices stock a pantry with basic staples, and shop for groceries independently. Techniques for measuring will be used to create a spice rub and/or basic sauce.

Session 3: September 15 - Getting the Job Done
Knife skills are the main focus of this session. Students will make a simple one-pot soup and learn to determine when food is done.

Session 4: September 22 - Learning to Spin All the Plates
This class marks the transition into the more advanced portion of the course. Labeling, organizing, blindness devices, kitchen gadgets, and the use of small appliances will be covered as ways to add efficiency to meal preparation. You will prepare a three part meal during this session.

Session 5: September 29 - Putting On the Finishing Touches
Taking all the skills of previous classes you will learn to; serve themselves, serve others, set a table, decorate and/or garnish a meal.

This course takes place at LightHouse San Francisco at 1155 Market St. 10th Floor.

RSVP by August 25 to Bobbi Pompey at or 415-694-7613.

Sep 23

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!

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