• Main Number (816) 561-0304
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Blindness Low Vision Experience

The Blindness Low Vision Experience

The Blindness Low Vision Experience encourages individuals to enjoy opportunities to achieve greater independence and access to the community through physical and outdoor activities, art and cultural events and other experiences.

Examples of activities include Stretching Without Looking (flexibility and strength class), Bowling Blind (accessible bowling), Out and About with Canines and Canes (conquer your fear of buses), downhill skiing and tandem bicycling.

Meets on different dates and times depending on activities.

Contact for more information:

Sheila Styron; sstyron@thewholeperson.org; 816-561-0304.


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July 2017

Monday, July 3, 2017
4:00 pm5:00 pm

Improve your flexibility and strength with detailed description and hands-on help. Bring an exercise mat or beach towel if you like, and you don’t have to see it to do it!

Friday, July 7, 2017
2:00 pm5:00 pm
Meet at The Whole Person

Tour The Roasterie with our Blindness Low Vision Experience Group. The Roasterie goes to great lengths to create the best coffee in the world. And nobody does it like they do. The BLVE will enjoy a complimentary tour and learn all about their cupping, roasting and blending processes. You’ll learn about the history of the company, get a behind the scenes look at the factory and experience a manual coffee brewing demonstration along with a Q&A, coffee and baked items.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
6:30 pm9:30 pm
Ward Parkway Lanes, 1523 W. 89th St., KCMO

Here’s your chance to socialize and soak up some of that amazing alley atmosphere. Come experience accessible bowling, guaranteed to reduce the frequency of gutter balls! Cost: $3.50 per game.

Friday, July 14, 2017
Smithville Lake Crows Creek Landing

The 23rd Annual Day at the Lake Adaptive Sports Clinic. This annual adaptive water sports clinic is for individuals 16 and older living with spinal cord injuries, amputations or blindness. A host of community volunteers and trained professionals help participants learn to water-ski using adaptive equipment. Rides on personal watercraft, such as Jet Skis, and boats are also available. Advance registration for participants and volunteers required. Lunch is provided. No children or pets please. Free Parking and admission for the day.

Monday, July 17, 2017
4:00 pm5:00 pm

Improve your flexibility and strength with detailed description and hands-on help. Bring an exercise mat or beach towel if you like, and you don’t have to see it to do it!

Monday, July 17, 2017
5:00 pm7:30 pm
TWP Community Room

The Creator of the 150,000 beaded, 8’x8’Quilted Mural for the Lighthouse of the Blind, in San Francisco is HERE in Kansas City!!!
He would like to work with the Blind and Deafblind community of KC to create a new Beaded Quilt Mural that will be even BIGGER, almost 450,000 beads and 9’ x 10’ for the public of KC to view!!
Each participant’s squares will be contributed to the overall mural. At the meeting at The Whole Person we will be socializing with others, listening to music and creating a beaded square. Maybe even having dessert! All the material will be provided. All you have to do is come to the scheduled event and create.
COME AND LEARN MORE !
LET'S JOIN TOGETHER TO CREATE A HUGE MURAL AND SHOW KANSAS CITY WHAT WE CAN DO AS A COMMUNITY!!!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
11:00 am2:00 pm
Meet at The Whole Person

All aboard RideKC! You choose where to explore, which bus route to practice. (Times and dates for scheduling this event are flexible.)

Monday, July 24, 2017
4:00 pm5:00 pm

Improve your flexibility and strength with detailed description and hands-on help. Bring an exercise mat or beach towel if you like, and you don’t have to see it to do it!

Monday, July 31, 2017
4:00 pm5:00 pm

Improve your flexibility and strength with detailed description and hands-on help. Bring an exercise mat or beach towel if you like, and you don’t have to see it to do it!