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Blindness Low Vision Experience

Mind's Eye View Peer Support Group

Whether you are new to vision loss, in the process of losing vision, or vision loss has always been a part of your life, you may be interested in “Mind’s Eye View.” This group is a solution-focused peer support group for people with vision loss seeking to live independent, fulfilling, self-supporting lives, fully integrated into society's mainstream. “Mind’s Eye View” will meet monthly from 5:30-6:30 pm on the first Monday of each month beginning  August 6, at The Whole Person to discuss issues faced by people who are blind or low vision and explore strategies for achieving and maintaining emotional, psychological and social well-being. Dr. Arnold Abels, PHD, and Sheila Styron, Blindness Low Vision Specialist, The Whole Person will co-facilitate “Mind’s Eye View”, as part of the “Blindness Low Vision Experience.”


The Blindness Low Vision Experience Activities

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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January 2019

Monday, January 7, 2019
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, January 7, 2019
5:00 pm6:00 pm
The Whole Person, 3710 Main, KCMO

Whether you are new to vision loss, in the process of losing vision, or vision loss has always been a part of your life, you may be interested in “Mind’s Eye View.” This group is a solution-focused peer support group for people with vision loss seeking to live independent, fulfilling, self-supporting lives, fully integrated into society's mainstream. “Mind’s Eye View” will meet monthly from 5:30-6:30 pm on the first Monday of each month, at The Whole Person to discuss issues faced by people who are blind or low vision and explore strategies for achieving and maintaining emotional, psychological and social well-being. Dr. Arnold Abels, PHD, and Sheila Styron, Blindness Low Vision Specialist, The Whole Person will co-facilitate “Mind’s Eye View”, as part of the “Blindness Low Vision Experience.”

Saturday, January 12, 201910:00 amSunday, January 13, 20191:00 pm

BLVE will be touring the Boulevard Brewery, an event specially arranged for us on a Saturday. We will be provided a private tasting in lieu of walking the brewery, where the company's history will be discussed, along with with a short technical explanation of Boulevard's brewing processes.

Call or email with questions or to RSVP.

Monday, January 14, 2019
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.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
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, January 21, 2019
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, January 21, 2019
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.
COME AND LEARN MORE !
LET'S JOIN TOGETHER TO CREATE A HUGE MURAL AND SHOW KANSAS CITY WHAT WE CAN DO AS A COMMUNITY!!!

Monday, January 28, 2019
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!