LightHouse offices are closed for in-person services through Labor Day. Check the calendar below for our offering of online classes.
9:30 am: Sound & Space Workshop
Aug 25 –
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
10:00 am: Stress Reduction & Meditation Goes Virtual (online)
Aug 26 –
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.
12:30 pm: Optimal Health, Optimal You: Virtual Health Class (online)
Aug 26 –
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 email@example.com or 415-694-7353 to RSVP and get call-in information. Stay well!
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12:30 pm: Virtual Meditation & Mindfulness (online)
Aug 28 –
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.
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9:30 am: The Business of Blindness Phone Chat: Make Coffee and Call Mike Cole
Aug 31 –
What does it really mean to be blind or low vision? Mike Cole, a veteran of all things blindness, will lead this call-in forum to discuss the many day-to-day ins-and-outs of blindness—from daily living in your home environment to navigating the vast expanse of bureaucracies. There's always a lively crowd sharing their own experiences, so make a cup of coffee (or tea), sit in your favorite chair and call in to chat the business of blindness.
For more information including dial in details, contact Serena Olsen at email@example.com or 415-694-7316.
2:00 pm: Virtual Yoga with Amber (online)
Aug 31 –
Join us every Monday at 2:00 p.m. for a virtual yoga class where Amber will guide you through a full vinyasa flow to keep you healthy and strong. This class is for people who have done yoga before and have a general idea of the basic poses. For call-in details please email Amber at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The events for the upcoming week are read aloud on our event hotline every Friday, which can be accessed by calling (415)694-7325.
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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.