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Why, Wood Ducks Don’t Quack!

What were we thinking? Well, we encountered wood ducks this week in our Birding by Ear class when we strolled over to the pond at Sterne Park. Sure, there were the standard mallards with their easily recognizable quacking, but that other sound – that rising note – was that really a duck? yes, it’s a… Continue Reading Why, Wood Ducks Don’t Quack!

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Courtney and Suzie Are March’s Students of the Month

Courtney and Suzie are our March Students of the Month for March, selected by Center staff. Courtney was forced to take a leave to attend to family business in New Jersy, but was determined to return and earn her Bell of Freedom. She returned after several months and is on her way again, an indication… Continue Reading Courtney and Suzie Are March’s Students of the Month

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Last week was a big one for drops

Last week was busy with drops and support drops. The “Drop”, or independent drop is one of the two final requirements of our cane travel instruction. Ryan and Trevor both completed theirs last week, having been dropped somewhere in the Denver Metro area and permitted one question on their trip back to the Center. The… Continue Reading Last week was a big one for drops

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Shout out to @RiceCCL Volunteers!

Here’s a shout out to this year’s crew from Rice University in Houston who came to work as volunteers on March 16 and 17. They spend an “Alternative Spring Break” volunteering, first at Winter Park with the NSCD adaptive ski program, and then in Littleton. No, no skiing. At the Center they helped move and… Continue Reading Shout out to @RiceCCL Volunteers!

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A Bustling Day in the Gym

Okay, Tuesdays can get a little wild anyway, what with Seniors coming and filling up our large conference room all morning. You gotta believe us – we love having them! But meanwhile, down in the gym … We had both Martial arts and Archery happening all at once. The wildest imaginations might hve the martial… Continue Reading A Bustling Day in the Gym

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Bullseye with Blind Archery: #LivetheLifeYouWant @NSCD

Zen and the Art of Archery was a popular book in the 1970s among a certain crowd in which martial arts practitioners became adept at hitting the bullseye while blindfolded. What does that mean? Who really knows, other than it was the era of the “Kung Fu” TV series. Nonetheless, our partners at NSCD arranged… Continue Reading Bullseye with Blind Archery: #LivetheLifeYouWant @NSCD

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Making the most of the first day of Spring: A day of grilling

The first day of Spring and temps in the 70s, and what would you do? Our Home Management planned wisely to make the most of the beautiful weather today, and all classes worked outside on the grills. Now that’s a life skill!

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Happy #PiDay from CCB … Cheesecake will do!

Trevor definitely knows what day it is …It’s probably just a coincidence though that he’s baking 6 cheesecakes for his graduation March 30. It’s close enough for Pi Day though!

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What’s so “mini” about the #ITP Mini-meal? #LivetheLifeYouWant

Well, the mini-meal is “mini” in comparison to the final Home Management assignment in our Independence Training Program … And it’s an interim step toward that final goal of cooking for 60 people. See, the mini-meal is only for fifteen! Here, Suzie, Parker, Ellen and Lyne put their meals in motion and on the table… Continue Reading What’s so “mini” about the #ITP Mini-meal? #LivetheLifeYouWant

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Solving the Blindness Puzzle: Trevor’s Tactile Rubik’s Cube #LivetheLifeYouWant

As Trevor explains, he’s been “cubing” for years, figuring out better and faster ways to solve the Rubik’s Cube. Working out how to make the Cube tactile and using all that he’s already learned to solve it nonvisually is just a part of solving the blindness puzzle for Trevor – of taking charge and living… Continue Reading Solving the Blindness Puzzle: Trevor’s Tactile Rubik’s Cube #LivetheLifeYouWant

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