Month: September 2015

  • September, where did you go?

    A view fo Denver's skyline from the foothills

    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…


  • Taking Time Out from Fishing: Two Recent Visitors

    Woman in sleepshades shows visitor a Tech Lab

    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…


  • 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…


  • I’m Not Staying in my room anymore!

    A young man gives a senior woman a cane lesson on the stairs

    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…


  • Cindy takes charge!

    Looking down the serving area over all the trays of food as Cindy stands telling us about what she prepared

    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…


  • YouTube Star Expert Advocate Joins WE Fit Wellness Team

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    (Editor’s Note: We’re pleased to share this press release from WE Fit Wellness, both because it involves our own Maureen Nietfeld and because the Center is an underwriter of WE Fit’s initiatives. Colorado Springs, Colorado (September 1, 2015). Today, WE Fit Wellness announced the addition of Maureen Neitfeld to their team of expert advocates. Neitfeld…


  • Andy earns his Freedom Bell

    Andy shaking his ceramic Bell of Freedom with a big smile

    On August 27 Andy graduated from the Center following eight months of joyful learning powered by an intense desire for personal independence. “I can’t teach hard work and motivation,” his Home Management Instructor, Maureen told . him. Andy was a role model of both characteristics. He rarely missed a day and accepted each day’s new…


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