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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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April 2020

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

***SUSPENDED due to COVID-19*** Please check back for future updates.

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, April 6, 2020
5:00 pm6:00 pm
The Whole Person, 3710 Main, KCMO

***SUSPENDED due to COVID-19*** Please check back for future updates.

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.

Saturday, April 11, 2020
The Whole Person, 3710 Main, KCMO

***CANCELED due to COVID-19***

The BLVE will be once again teaming up with BikeWalkKC for our first ride on April 11, and you can email or call to let me know of your interest in participating.

Monday, April 13, 2020
4:00 pm5:00 pm
The Whole Person, 3710 Main, KCMO

***SUSPENDED due to COVID-19*** Please check back for future updates.

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, April 13, 2020
6:30 pm9:30 pm
Ward Parkway Lanes, 1523 W. 89th St., KCMO

***SUSPENDED due to COVID-19*** Please check back for future updates.

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, April 15, 2020
11:00 am2:00 pm
Meet at The Whole Person

***SUSPENDED due to COVID-19*** Please check back for future updates.

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

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

***SUSPENDED due to COVID-19*** Please check back for future updates.

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

***CANCELED due to COVID-19*** Check back for future updates.

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

***CANCELED due to COVID-19***CCVI Trolley Run

***CANCELED due to COVID-19***

Race Day is April 26, 2020
The four-mile course starts at 75th and Wornall, winds through the Waldo and Brookside neighborhoods and ends on the Country Club Plaza. Trolley Run is operated by the Children's Center for the Visually Impaired and a dedicated team of volunteers and is proud to be a USA Track & Field certified course. The dollars raised from this race go directly back to CCVI to support programming. We run rain or shine - no refunds. After the race, The Plaza is the place to be as runners, walkers, spectators and families enjoy one of the largest “After-Bash” celebrations in the country complete with food, drink and entertainment.

Be a part of TWP's team - Contact Sheila Styron!

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

***SUSPENDED due to COVID-19*** Please check back for future updates.

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, April 27, 2020
5:00 pm7:00 pm
The Whole Person, 3710 Main, KCMO

Beading is back! In the fall of 2021, G.K. Callahan and Laura White have been awarded a show of “new beaded quilts” at the Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center and Museum, which means we will be meeting from 5 to 7 pm following Stretching without Looking on fourth Mondays, beginning April 27th.