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Cynthia: Kindness and Concern for Others & Independence

Cynthia finished her final weeks in the Independence Training Program (ITP) while working her new part-time job. Thus she finished things out in a slightly unusual order, cooking a delightful grad meal on a Thursday, then finishing her woodshop project before her last requirement – giving a speech to the entire Center the next week.… Continue Reading Cynthia: Kindness and Concern for Others & Independence

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Good Hands from the Cowboy State

We were delighted to host six staff members from the Wyoming Independent Living (WIL) Visually Impaired Program (VIP), which provides services for Older individuals who are Blind across Wyoming for a two-day professional training on blindness. Duncan, Wayne, Anahit and Petr gave a thorough overview of blindness and aging, as well as technology, Braille, cane… Continue Reading Good Hands from the Cowboy State

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Guys in the Kitchen Week

They had both kitchens to themselves on Tuesday as Home Management staff took other students on shopping trips in advance of the NFB of Colorado convention next week. Daniel and Marcus spread out and did their work – both preparing for their mini-meals, which is the second of three major meal requirements in Home Management.… Continue Reading Guys in the Kitchen Week

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Seniors Tune In with Assistive Listening Devices

A couple of weeks ago Student and Senior Services Specialist Wayne Marshall presented this question to our Independence Training Program (ITP) students as part of Wayne’s Wednesday Word of the Week: “Is there a difference between listening and hearing?” Coincidentally, both our Tuesday and Friday Senior groups have been enjoying the benefits of really hearing… Continue Reading Seniors Tune In with Assistive Listening Devices

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Something’s in the air

Hey, there’s something in the air today, the first day of October! It’s coming from the kitchens here at the Center. Here’s the menu of what students are preparing this morning … and it’s just the morning class: Spaghetti bolognese ravioli with chorizo sauce & garlic bread Homemade pepperoni lovers pizza broiled lemon prawns with… Continue Reading Something’s in the air

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September, where did you go?

Whew! So this is the way this week has been – really, the entire month! A small but dedicated cadre of staff and students went out for a good hike on Sunday at Mt. Falcon near Morrison, and just to the south of Red Rocks. Like rock climbing and our Urban Adventures program, we partnered… Continue Reading September, where did you go?

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Taking Time Out from Fishing: Two Recent Visitors

We’d like to acknowledge two special visitors that came for a tour of the Center on August 24. Bill Gideon is retired now, living in Longmont, but he served on New Mexico’s Services for the Blind Board from 1972 to 1984. He came to the Center with his friend Jo Anne Brubaker of Evans, and… Continue Reading Taking Time Out from Fishing: Two Recent Visitors

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From Poor Kid to Prof, Eddie Bell Challenges Students to Challenge Themselves

Dr. Edward (Eddie” Bell, Director of the Professional Development and Research Institute on Blindness at Louisiana Tech University, visited the Colorado Center for the Blind on September 3. In Colorado to provide expert testimony to the Colorado Legislature’s Interim Study Committee on Vocational Rehabilitation Services for the Blind, he also presented an excellent philosophy class… Continue Reading From Poor Kid to Prof, Eddie Bell Challenges Students to Challenge Themselves

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I’m Not Staying in my room anymore!

Six remarkable women made up our late-summer Seniors in Charge the week of August 31 to September 4. Ranging in age from 58 to 90, it didn’t take long to figure out that each of them were accomplished, dynamic people, and had been all their lives. They came to Seniors in Charge because they intend… Continue Reading I’m Not Staying in my room anymore!

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Cindy takes charge!

Cindy served a great meal to the entire Center on September 4 as the culmination of her program. She had lots of family from Arizona with her – her Mom and sister, with two little nephews, as well as her Aunt and Uncle and two of her cousins made the long road trip from Nogales… Continue Reading Cindy takes charge!

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