Calendar

LightHouse will be closed on Wednesday, June 19 for the Juneteenth holiday.

The week's events

  • Vision, Peer-led Support Group (online)

    Vision, Peer-led Support Group (online)


    May 20

    Vision 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 experiences, thoughts, and knowledge. We are people with similar experiences who genuinely want to support one another in all aspects of living independently with our changing vision. Each week the topics are independent, so you can join the group at any week. Reading is not required. However, if you would like topic details beyond our discussions, please refer to the book which is available on Braille and Audio Reading Download (DBC11619).

    May 6: Chapter 4 delves into the emotional challenges of grief, anger, fear, and denial experienced by individuals coping with vision loss, highlighting the importance of acknowledging and seeking support to facilitate healing and adaptation.

    May 20: Chapter 5 guides individuals through accepting and adapting to vision loss, emphasizing the importance of vision rehabilitation training for regaining independence. It covers timing for training, available options, and essential skills such as communication, home management, orientation and mobility, and social interactions.

    RSVP online for Vision Peer-Led Support Group to Sabrina Bolus at Sbolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.

  • Tap Dance at Earle Baum Center (hybrid)

    Tap Dance at Earle Baum Center (hybrid)


    May 21

    This class is $40 a month.

    This is a beginning and intermediate tap dance class. The instructor verbally describes each movement, demonstrates the sounds the taps make, and works with each person individually to insure their understanding of the step or combination. The focus is balance AND spatial awareness, knowledge of the tap steps, while in a fun supportive environment. Facilitated by Denise.

    For more info call 707-523-3222.

    Tech Together: May 2024 (online)

    Tech Together: May 2024 (online)


    May 21

    Join the Access Technology team for a series of informal conversations on technology topics relevant to these current times.

    May 7: What Is Digital Accessibility?
    Join the Access Technology team for an introduction to the concepts, principles, and best practices of digital accessibility.
    RSVP online for What Is Digital Accessibility, or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

    May 14: Accessibility Advocacy for Global Accessibility Awareness Day
    Did you know this Thursday is Global Accessibility Awareness Day? We’ll talk about how this day is observed, and discuss how to advocate for our digital accessibility needs.
    RSVP online Accessibility Advocacy for Global Accessibility Awareness Day, or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

    May 21: Updates From Global Accessibility Awareness Day
    Another Global Accessibility Awareness Day has come and gone. Join the Access Technology team and we’ll discuss updates in the digital accessibility space.
    RVSP online for Updates From Global Accessibility Awareness Day, or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

  • Stress Reduction & Meditation (online)

    Stress Reduction & Meditation (online)


    May 22

    We offer a series of short, meditation-based practices for relaxation and stress reduction for beginners and advanced practitioners. Everyone is welcome as little or often as they like. Dial into Zoom, find a comfortable position. Instructor Ellen Simpson has 50 years of meditation experience. After raising a family and retiring from a career in women's health, she became a resident at San Francisco Zen Center.

    RSVP online for Stress Reduction & Meditation or to Sabrina Bolus at SBolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.

    Gratitude VIBES: May 2024 (online)

    Gratitude VIBES: May 2024 (online)


    May 22

    Gratitude-VIBES are Visually Impaired Blind Energizing Sessions. Please join us for an inspiring series of student presentations, individual check-ins, and gratitude-closers.

    May 8: Do you have a cherished saying from your childhood in any language? Share it with us in our upcoming gathering as we reminisce about the wisdom and nostalgia encapsulated in these treasured phrases. Let's celebrate the diverse linguistic tapestry of our memories together.

    May 15: Legacy of Caesar Chavez. Join us as we explore his life, achievements, and enduring influence on social justice movements.

    May 22: It's Music Appreciation Week, where we celebrate the power of music to evoke gratitude. Share your special song and the reasons behind your gratitude as we elevate spirits in our Visually Impaired Blind Energizing Sessions.

    May 29: We'll dive into the characters of the 1977 movie, "The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh" and reflect on people in our lives who share similar traits. From the wisdom of Owl to the bravery of Christopher Robin, we'll celebrate the diverse qualities that enrich our relationships. Let’s cultivate gratitude for the special individuals who bring joy to our adventures.

    RSVP online to Gratitude VIBES or to Sabrina Bolus at SBolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.

    Goalball with BORP (in-person)

    Goalball with BORP (in-person)


    May 22

    Bay Are Outreach and Recreation Program (BORP) Goalball Practice is a fun way to get exercise and meet new people. The practice is designed for beginners and experienced players. If you do not have your own equipment, we can provide you with both elbow and knee pads and eyeshades.

    When: Wednesdays, from 6:30pm - 9:00pm
    Where: The gym is located at 2100 Browning St. Berkeley

    For more details, please contact Brandon Young brandon@borp.org

    Please note - Proof of full vaccination is required and will be checked for new participants.

  • LightHouse at KublaCon (in-person)

    LightHouse at KublaCon (in-person)

    (All day)
    May 24 May 27

    Where: Hyatt Regency SFO Main Hotel @ 1333 Old Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010

    What: KublaCon is dedicated to bringing people together from all walks of life to congregate in a magical place where games of every imaginable kind can be played as a joyous community.

    Why: Because tabletop games bring are a blast, and KublaCon has proudly partnered with LightHouse to bring light to the world of accessible games!

    More details to come!

    Register for your badge at kublacon.com.

    Seeing AI Training for Seniors 65+ at Earle Baum Center (in-person)

    Seeing AI Training for Seniors 65+ at Earle Baum Center (in-person)


    May 24

    Attention to Sonoma County Residents who have low vision and are 65 or older.

    Interested in learning more about using Al apps on your iPhone or Android?

    The Earle Baum Center is offering a free phone stand and two hours of training on how to use the Seeing Al App on iPhone and Android.

    Cathy Mulhern will be teaching you how to use the Seeing Al App to:

      • Read mail
      • Read a bill
      • Read a letter on your own without someone else knowing your business
      • Identify what you have in the pantry (is the can beans or dog food?
      • Identify what currency you are handing a cashierCathy Mulhern will be teaching you how to use the Seeing Al App to:

    What you need: Bring your phone and materials you want to be able to read and that you currently rely on others to read for you such as mail, a can of food etc.

    Where: Earle Baum Center  at 4539 Occidental Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

    When: Fridays from 10:00 am to noon or 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in Room 3.

    Prerequisites:

    • Have Seeing Al app downloaded on iPhone or Android.
    • Know how to use Siri and have it set up for iPhone users.
    • Have not received a phone stand from Earle Baum Center.

    RSVP: To Cathy Mulhern at 707-206-8486 by calling Monday – Friday between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm.

  • LightHouse at KublaCon (in-person)

    LightHouse at KublaCon (in-person)

    (All day)
    May 24 May 27

    Where: Hyatt Regency SFO Main Hotel @ 1333 Old Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010

    What: KublaCon is dedicated to bringing people together from all walks of life to congregate in a magical place where games of every imaginable kind can be played as a joyous community.

    Why: Because tabletop games bring are a blast, and KublaCon has proudly partnered with LightHouse to bring light to the world of accessible games!

    More details to come!

    Register for your badge at kublacon.com.

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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