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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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March 2019

Monday, March 4, 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, March 4, 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.”

Monday, March 11, 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.

Monday, March 18, 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, March 18, 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!

Wednesday, March 20, 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, March 25, 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!

Saturday, March 30, 2019
10:00 am3:00 pm

Call or email with questions and to RSVP.

Saturday, March 30, 2019
1:00 pm3:00 pm
Nelson Atkins Museum of Art

On Saturday, March 30, 1:00–3:00 pm, please join the BLVE at the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art as the NEW Art Beyond Sight tours officially launch. Designed for people who are blind or low vision, on five different tours, participants will touch objects, use tactile diagrams, and engage in other activities to bring the art alive. Please contact Sheila with questions or to RSVP. Light refreshments will be served.