Colorado Center for the Blind
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Senior Programs

Learn about our Senior Programs from Seniors who know in this video:

It takes inspiration and perspiration

You’ve seen the video, below are the details of the services – the perspiration – of the skills and attiutue our Senior Program offers!
Group of Seniors Hiking along the High Line Canal Trail to the Platt River

The Colorado Center for the Blind works to change the experience of older blind and visually impaired persons from frustration to independence. With education and training seniors can and do obtain the skills and confidence necessary to stay in their own homes and be contributing members of society.

 

As such, we offer an array of services to seniors experiencing vision loss:

HOME TEACHING

Senior learning to use the cane with stairs
Older visually impaired individuals often have difficulty with independent living skills necessary to stay in their home. However, with training, these seniors can continue to be fully independent in their home environment. Staff of the Colorado Center for the Blind provides instruction in seniorss homes in the areas of:

  • Cane Travel & Mobility
  • Food Preparation
  • Marking and Labeling Techniques
  • Cleaning Techniques
  • Dialing the Telephone
  • Sewing and Crafts
  • Organizational Skills

CENTER CLASSES

Senior getting "hands on" Braille Instruction

Join our Tuesday and Friday classes where seniors work together in a group setting to develop skills in the areas of Braille, cooking, cane travel, technology, sewing and crafts. Center classes offer an opportunity to both socialize and learn skills of independence. Our Seniors also often organize their own activities outside the Center.

SENIOR GROUPS: SHARED SUCCESS

Many seniors who begin to lose their vision find that it is helpful to discuss this with others who have experienced the same loss. An independent and confident older blind individual facilitates our support groups. Through this process visually impaired persons learn that they can continue to do many of the same things they did when fully sighted.

COMPUTER AND TECHNOLOGY INSTRUCTION

Senior Using an iPhone for Taking Notes
Learn how blind and visually impaired people can use a computer or other technology to do online banking, access the Internet, send emails, and write letters. This class is available both at home or at the Center.

For More Information …

Contact Duncan Larsen
303.778.1130, ext. 226
email: dlarsen@cocenter.org

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Email: ccb@cocenter.org
Phone: 303.778.1130
Fax: 303.778.1598

2233 West Shepperd Ave
Littleton CO
80120

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