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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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July 2019

Monday, July 1, 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, July 1, 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, July 6, 2019
10:00 am3:00 pm
Meet at The Whole Person; 3710 Main, KCMO

The Hike-Nic at Watkins Mill State Park is scheduled for May 18. Bring a picnic lunch and be prepared to traverse an approx. 3.75 mile paved trail around a beautiful lake culminating at the picnic tables. We will be meeting at TWP at 10 am and be back by 3. Please email or call to RSVP or for more information.

Saturday, July 13, 2019
8:00 pm11:30 pm
Starlight Theater, 4600 Starlight Rd, Kansas City, MO 64132

Cats with audio description at the Starlight Theater: Saturday: 7/13 – ShowTime 8 pm – call or email if interested.

Monday, July 15, 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!

Beading is back! On Monday, July 15, we will be meeting in the community room to create artistic beaded squares to become parts of a giant quilted mural for Kansas City. There is already one of these beautiful murals proudly displayed at the San Francisco Lighthouse for the Blind, and when our creation is complete, Kansas Citians will also have the opportunity to see what people with disabilities are capable of creating!

Monday, July 15, 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, July 17, 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, July 22, 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, July 22, 2019
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, July 29, 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!