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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 2020

Monday, January 6, 2020
4:00 pm5:00 pm
The Whole Person, 3710 Main, KCMO

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 6, 2020
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 5:00-6:00 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.

Monday, January 13, 2020
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 15, 2020
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.)

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
3:00 pm8:00 pm
Snow Creek, 1 Snow Creek Dr, Weston, MO

The forms are online for Midwest Adaptive Sports activities at Snow Creek, and instead of downhill skiing on January 25, the BLVE will be participating in Tubing 101 on Wednesday evening, January 15. This event is free of charge, and we will be meeting at TWP at 3 to prepare to travel as a group to Snow Creek. Please let me know if you wish to attend but plan on using private transportation. Anyone and everyone can participate, and a few pairs of eyes would be helpful. There are FOUR forms that must be filled out for Tubing 101, and it is extremely important to RSVPand get started on these as soon as possible.
1. Tubing 101 Registration Form (can be filled out online)
2. Snow Creek Tubing Release (can be filled out online)
3. DSUSA Liability Release part 1 also online
4. DSUSA Liability Release part 2 online

To access the forms, please click on the following link or copy and paste it into your browser window.
https://www.midwestadaptivesports.org/copy-of-get-involved

If you cannot fill out these forms on your own or find someone to assist you, please let me know, so we will have enough time to get them completed prior to the event.

Monday, January 20, 2020
4:00 pm5:00 pm
The Whole Person, 3710 Main, KCMO

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 20, 2020
5:00 pm6:00 pm
The Whole Person, 3710 Main, KCMO

Join us to get better at using your smart phone - Android or iPhone.

Monday, January 27, 2020
4:00 pm5:00 pm
The Whole Person, 3710 Main, KCMO

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!