Month: December 2015

  • Holiday Season at the Center

    The holiday season is always a busy time as well as a family time, and it’s no different with our Colorado Center for the Blind family.

    While many were preoccupied with Cyber Monday, we brought in our tree and decorated it in the meeting room. Cookies were baking in all three ovens in the kitchen. Even Travel Instructor Steve Patten donned a red apron to help out. Meanwhile, out at the front desk, Robert solemnly presided over the drawing of names for the Secret Santa exchange as he does each year.

    One of the most popular activities every year is led by Senior Services Director Duncan Larsen – she teaches any who want to try how to string popcorn and cranberries, which of course encircle the finished tree – though not so much as half of the popcorn popped gets onto the tree.… Read the rest “Holiday Season at the Center”

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  • Holiday Message from the Director

    Holiday Message from the Director

    We at the Colorado Center for the Blind appreciate your support! As a result of Colorado gives day we raised over $20,000. These funds will make it possible for us to serve more kids this summer in our Confidence camp and will also provide us with funds so that we can meet more seniors who are losing their vision and show them that they can still enjoy their lives and be independent.

    Our message got out to the Denver Metro area as we also appeared on 9News the morning of December 8 in seven segments with the National Sports Center for the Disabled, showcasing our students and staff running the NSCD Moves obstacle course, as well as working in the shop and talking about seniors.… Read the rest “Holiday Message from the Director”

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  • Seniors: The Work Goes On After the Camera Goes Off

    Seniors:  The Work Goes On After the Camera Goes Off

    While we received exciting coverage on 9News at the Center along with National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) for Colorado Gives Day, and tracked our total as it rose, Tuesday, December 8 was a lot like every other day at the Center.

    That is, business as usual while potentially life-altering – one small step at a time.

    That was certainly the case for our senior program. Duncan Larsen, Senior Services Director, and Senior Volunteer Janet Williamson appeared in the final of seven live segments from the Center on the morning of December 8. That final segment with 9News reporter Tarhonda Thomas focused on Seniors and vision loss, and the services the Center provides for seniors.… Read the rest “Seniors: The Work Goes On After the Camera Goes Off”

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  • “White Christmas” from the CCB Student Choir

    “White Christmas” from the CCB Student Choir

    As the air warms and the snow begins to melt, as our students and some staff head for the airport after the delays and canellations of mid-week’s storm have sorted theselves out, here’s a holiday message from (most) of our self-assembled student choir at the Center:

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  • Help Our Students Hit Their Mark on Colorado Gives Day!

    Help Our Students Hit Their Mark on Colorado Gives Day!

    Vicki and Mo making and throwing snowballs A snowball is flying out of Vicki's hand right toward usThe Colorado Center for the Blind uses innovative techniques to teach proven blindness skills to our students, but the secret to our success is the confidence our students gain in themselves – the confidence to take aim at their dreams and hit their mark!

    December 8 is Colorado Gives Day, and you can help our students hit their mark with a donation on our CO Gives page at www.cogives.org/cocenter

    Your donation on Colorado Gives Day qualifies for the $1 Million Incentive Fund offered by Community First Foundation and First Bank. The Colorado Center for the Blind receives a percentage of the CGD total!… Read the rest “Help Our Students Hit Their Mark on Colorado Gives Day!”

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  • Watch us on 9News with NSCD on Colorado Gives Day!

    Watch us on 9News with NSCD on Colorado Gives Day!

    NSCD-Logo-Large9News will be with us at the Center for Colorado Gives Day tomorrow morning! Our long-time collaboration with National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) will be spotlighted between 5:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.
    on 9News. The NSCD Moves obstacle course will be featured in a couple of segments, with Center students and staff in action!

    Be sure to tune in tomorrow morning to see NSCD and the Center, and don’t forget to make a donation on our Colorado Gives Day page!

    A.J. balances his way across the quad-angles steps

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  • Breaking Blind on “Shared Visions” Tactile Art Exhibit

    The “Shared Visions” exhibit at Arapahoe Community College’s Colorado Gallery of the Arts on November 19 and 20 was a big success, featuring numerous multi-media and very tactile paintings by students in Nathan Abels‘ painting classes, as well as pottery pieces from joint activities between Center students in Ann Cunningham‘s art classes here and those in classes taught by Katie caron, Ceramics Coordinator at ACC.

    In addition, the cooperative activities and exhibit were featured on the Breaking Blind YouTube channel in two videos. See what Maureen has to say and what she experiences:

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