Month: August 2016

  • The first cut is the hardest: Marlene on the chop saw

    Marlene at the chop saw after her 1st cut

    … or maybe it’s not if you have a career behind you as a surgical nurse.


  • No let-up this week – not with Seniors in Charge!

    A man and woman prepare food in the kitchen

    Littleton’s 2016 Western Welcome Week, including our tours and participation in the Saturday parade, was sure a lot of fun! This week has already seen Matt complete his support drop, our canoeing trip postponed due to thunder, our first rock climbing trip today for the (really?) fall! Even as the 10-day Western Welcome Week celebration…


  • Everybody loves the #WesternWelcomeWeek Parade!

    a group of people carrying white canes walk down the middle of a street

    Students and staff are getting ready for tomorrow’s Western Welcome Week Parade – the highlight of the 10-day celebration in Littleton. After opening our doors for tours and at the same time graduating two of our students, it’s a fun way to end the week. What could be better than walking down the middle of…


  • Tuesday Morning Snapshots

    a young woman in sleepshades takes her fighting stance

    While Marlene is getting ready to serve her final graduation meal (for 60) and Brigid is working on her own grad meal for tomorrow, let’s look back at Tuesday morning. Unfortunately, the extraordinary smells of both Christian’s chicken kababs and Kierra’s pot of red beans and rice cooking all Tuesday morning cannot be conveyed successfully…


  • Out of Chute Number 18, the Thursday CCB Tour for @WesternWelcomeWeek!

    two women at the front of a group toss a a hefty goal ball back and forth

    Thursday, August 18 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. That’s right, this rodeo isn’t over yet! If you missed the fun on Monday evening, you still have another shot tomorrow. Nearly 70 of our Littleton neighbors (and some who happened to be visiting from out of town) stopped by the Colorado Center for the Blind to…


  • Crunchy & Amazing: Farhan Makes Somosas for His Mini-meal!

    Farhan takes Somosas out of a tall pot of hot oil

    Farhan came to the center from Pakistan because he believed that the confidence and self-reliance in our tag line mean greater independence and opportunity for him. Here he is, a little past the mid-point in his training, making really amazing (and crunchy) samosas for 15 guests, and you can feel his new confidence!


  • A Littleton Slugger, Independent Travel, Fear and Progress

    a miniature baseball bat with the CCB logo as trademark

    Warren completed his woodshop project this week. We’ll call it a “Littleton Slugger”, which he turned on the mini-lathe. He plans to have all his instructors sign it when he graduates and returns home to Philadelphia. Wednesday Brigid successfully completed her support drop and Marlene went on her solo drop. Oh yeah, Marlene made it…


  • What’s Goal Ball? Martin, Warren & Jimmy Preview Demos for @WesternWelcomeWeek!

    Western Welcome Week Logo

    Littleton’s Western Welcome Week starts … Well, tomorrow! Next week we will give tours and promised that we’ll do Goal Ball demonstrations in the gym, and even let guests take their turn if they like. So, Martin, Warren and Jimmy went down to the gym this week to demonstrate some basics for those who’ve never…


  • Come Visit Us During Littleton’s Western Welcome Week!

    Western Welcome Week Logo

    Tour the Colorado Center for the Blind We’re inviting the community in to learn how blind people do things, but our real purpose is to give folks a chance to learn that blind people are really a lot like themselves.   You see them all over Littleton traveling with their white canes, many wearing sleep…


  • How does our garden grow? Awesome!

    a smiling young woman parts green foliage to find a bulbous purple eggplant

    Every Tuesday morning a different group of Center students heads out back to our Legacy Garden to meet the Colorado Master Gardeners from Arapahoe County, and to see just what’s happening out there. Students work with the Master Gardeners to plant, cultivate and harvest the bounty. In these hot, hot days of August the lilies…


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