Although many California state COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted on June 15, LightHouse plans to open for in-person services no sooner than late summer in order to protect the health and safety of our staff and students.
1:00 pm: Sensing the Seasons on Zoom: Virtual Outdoor Education Retreat at Enchanted Hills Camp (online)
Jun 12 – Jun 14
Sensing the Seasons on Zoom: Virtual Outdoor Education Retreat at Enchanted Hills Camp
Back in November, the LightHouse Youth Program started hosting a seasonal outdoor education retreat, Sensing the Seasons, at EHC where youth learned more about nature and gained a deeper connection to EHC and our blind and low vision community. After the spread of Covid-19 we postponed our spring session of Sensing the Seasons to help flatten the curve. As we all do our part to keep others safe by physically distancing ourselves, we know lots of our blind and low vision friends are now feeling isolated at home and are looking for more connections to nature. To help with this, LightHouse invites you to join us for a modified virtual session of Sensing the Seasons.
This virtual Sensing the Seasons program will be hosted via Zoom on the weekend of Friday, June 12 through Sunday, June 14.
Our morning nature activities will be teaching us about flowers, birds, pollination and migration. The Afternoons and evening activities will have us connecting with your community and our camp with EHC history lesson and our virtual campfire. The program has been packed full of thought-provoking activities for students to learn and develop many skills from the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) from the WOLF School Naturalists and our experienced LightHouse for the Blind and Low Vision mentors. The ECC concepts that are addressed during our upcoming retreat include: independent living skills; sensory efficiency; self-determination; social interaction skills; and recreation and leisure.
Who: Youth between the ages of 12 and 20 that are low vision or blind as well as all past guests of past Sensing the Season and Health and Wellness Retreats participants
If you have any questions or would like to sign up for the Sensing the Seasons on Zoom, please contact Jamey Gump at firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 694-7372.
For more information about the Web of Life Field (WOLF) School please visit their website.
Jun 15 –
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.
Jun 15 –
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.
Jun 16 –
Attention architects, sign makers and graphic designers: Do you struggle with accessible signage? Are you familiar with the codes, but unclear on the reasons behind them? Do you think accessible signage has to be ugly to be compliant?
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Jun 16 –
Tech Together Online
Join the LightHouse Access Technology team for a series of informal conversations on technology topics relevant to these current times. Tech Together is a chance to share your knowledge and experience, as well as learn from other blind technology users. LightHouse access technology staff share tips and resources on each week’s topic. Then there is time for LightHouse students and friends to add to the conversation, as we all learn from each other.
Topics are decided on a rolling basis as our community’s needs evolve during shelter in place.
Join us for one or all of these conversations, which will be conducted using the Zoom platform. You can connect to Zoom using a computer, an app, or by dialing in from any phone. Zoom meeting details will be provided when you RSVP to: email@example.com or 415-694-7343 Please note that we need your email address to invite you to the Zoom meeting, so RSVP via email is preferred.
Jun 17 –
Stress Reduction & Meditation Goes Virtual
Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. PST
For dial in information, contact Jaclyne Atoigue (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 Jaclyne Atoigue at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 510-925-2943.
Jun 17 –
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!
Jun 17 –
Introducción a las Tecnologías de Apoyo Miércoles, 17 de junio. 2:00 PM - 3:45 PM Un vistazo a las opciones de accesibilidad, aplicaciones y servicios disponibles para personas Ciegas o con Baja Visión, en teléfonos inteligentes, computadoras y dispositivos para el hogar. Lectores de pantalla, ampliadores, opciones de contraste, reconocimiento de voz. Palabras clave: iPhone, Android, OCR, Alexa, OK Google, Windows 10, Mac. Evento transmitido por la plataforma Zoom. Podrás acceder a Zoom desde una computadora, dispositivo móvil, o marcando directamente desde cualquier teléfono. Recibirás los datos de la reunión de Zoom al confirmar tu participación mediante correo electrónico a: firstname.lastname@example.org o llamando al (415)694-7323. Intro to Access Technology, Spanish Language Event Wednesday, June 17. 2:00 PM - 3:45 PM. An overview of accessibility options, applications and services for blind or low vision users, available in smartphones, computers and home devices. Screen readers, magnifiers, high contrast, speech recognition. Keywords: iPhone, Android, OCR, Alexa, OK Google, Windows 10, Mac. This event will be conducted using the Zoom platform. You can connect to Zoom using a computer, an app, or by dialing in from any phone. Zoom meeting details will be provided when you rsvp by email to: email@example.com or by calling 415-694-7323.
Jun 18 –
Your go-to network of blind worker bees is back—join your 30% crew for this important virtual Happy Hour to reconnect and share resources and best practices at a time when everyone’s work life is upside down. Are you essential staff? Are you working from home? What resources and strategies have supported you through these rapidly changing times? How can you keep your job search active? What’s keeping your spirits and energy up?
30% & Snowing Goes Virtual: See Ya Later, 2020
For Zoom access info, RSVP to Serena Olsen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-694-7316, then grab a bite to eat, your favorite beverage, and join the virtual networking party.
Jun 19 –
Hands On Goes Virtual! Who? Students who find themselves wanting to add to their repertoire of Independent Living Skills and want to actively participate in learning, problem solving, and dialog with a small group.
What Will You Do: Each week, ILS Instructors Dawn Leeflang and Bobbi Pompey will share information, skills, tips and tricks related to the theme. You will have the opportunity to ask questions, share your knowledge, and learn from other students. By the end of each session you will have learned new skills that you can immediately begin using in your day-to-day routine
Where: Zoom conference calls will be used for each session. Once you haves RSVP’s you will get the dial-in information.
When: Sessions will occur each Friday between 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Starting in June, we will do a Tactile Development Series. Participants are encouraged to attend all workshops, if possible.This series will culminate with the creation of a Personal Vision Board (for example, a collage, a portrait, or abstract art), combining the skills learned and various sensory materials.
June 5: Introduction to Tactile Development and Practical Applications around the home.
June 12: Using Tactile Sense for Organization and Labeling
June 19: Using Tactile Sense for Games, Hobbies, and Puzzles
June 26: Using Tactile Sense in the Kitchen
July 3: Culminating Project
All questions are welcome. Stay tuned for future topics!
How Do I Sign Up: Please RSVP to Briana Kusuma at email@example.com or 415-694-7335.
The Hands On Series of workshops are designed to not only provide information, but to provide hands on experience completing tasks and mastering skills. At the end of each workshop you will walk away with at least one skill that you can begin using in your life immediately. Each workshop will have a theme within the umbrella of Independent Living Skills. Themes may include; note taking, house hold projects, DIY cleaning products, make-up, household/office organization, container gardening, and meal prepping just to name a few!
Sessions will occur each Friday from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. over Zoom. Students of all backgrounds and experience levels are welcome to attend.
Jun 19 –
Click or call in to our virtual Weekly Windown 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.
5:30 pm: EHC Give Back Summer Concert Series: Lawrence Brown And the Vitruvian Project (R&B Funk and covers) (online)
Jun 19 –
Join us for a Facebook Live concert series with marvelously talented musicians every Friday evening June 12 through August 8 at 5:30 p.m PST. Concerts benefit the life-changing programs of Enchanted Hills Camp and the installation of Chimehenge.
We are raising money for Chimehenge, an interactive community musical instrument of epic proportions. Created by the fanciful scientist designers at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, ten-foot tall chimes of various widths are suspended on a frame that make musical tones when hit with mallets.
Help us raise $25,000 for the surfacing, trail extension and installation of Chimehange for our campers who have low vision and are blind.
EHC Give Back Summer Concert Series Full Schedule:
Each event will be curated by an emcee, with a live Q&A.
Limited edition Enchanted Hills 70th Anniversary sweatshirts will be for sale at this website.
Attend the online concerts through the LightHouse Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/lighthousesf/
For info email@example.com
Jun 20 –
Hosted by Enchanted Hills Camp Director, Tony Fletcher, to keep the camp spirit alive, adult campers are invited to attend this virtual campfire. A night of entertainment will include: music, special guests, games, stories and activities sure to please.
To get the info to join the virtual campfire, RSVP to Alyah Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-694-7345.
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.