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

The week's events

  • Vision: Peer-led Support Group (online)

    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.

  • Stress Reduction and Meditation (online)

    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.

    Gratitude VIBES: September 2023 (online)

    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.

  • Reel Escape Audio Description Club for Teen and Young Adult: Stranger Things (online)

    Reel Escape Audio Description Club for Teen and Young Adult: Stranger Things (online)

    Sep 21

    Are you looking for a thrilling escape into the world of science fiction and mystery? Look no further! The Reel Escape Audio Description Club is back this fall, bringing together blind and low vision teens and young adults for an exciting social gathering over an audio-described TV show.

    We'll be embarking on an unforgettable journey into the 1980s with the popular Netflix series Stranger Things. This captivating show revolves around a group of kids in a small town, facing supernatural mysteries, government conspiracies, and the enigmatic powers of a mysterious girl with psychokinetic abilities.

    Every Thursday evening at 8:00 pm, join us via Zoom to watch the latest episode of Stranger Things and connect with your LightHouse and EHC friends. It's a fantastic opportunity to immerse yourself in a world of excitement and adventure while enjoying the company of like-minded peers.

    Check out the official Stranger Things trailer.

    Parents, Please Take Note: Stranger Things is rated TV-14 for horror elements and language, which may not be suitable for kids under 17. While Seasons 1-3 were rated TV-14, Season 4 received a TV-MA rating. For more detailed information, you can check the Stranger Things Parental Guide. If you are under 18 and wish to join this series, we kindly request your parent or guardian to contact a LightHouse Youth Team member with written permission for your participation.

    RVSP to Jamey Gump at or 415-694-7372.

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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