Month: August 2019

  • CCB Senior & Alum Launches “the Tactile Traveler” Radio Program & Podcast @kdnkradio

    CCB Senior & Alum Launches “the Tactile Traveler” Radio Program & Podcast  @kdnkradio

    Nick crossing Shepperd Ave

    You can’t keep Nicky out of the news. Glenwood Springs’s Nick Isenberg, who first attended our Seniors in Charge program and then came back to complete the Independence Training Program at age 73, is back in the news where he spent his professional career. This time it’s as “The Tactile Traveler”, the monthly radio program and podcast he launched on KDNK in Carbondale July 30.

    KDNK is a ppublic access radio station which, according to its web site, reaches over 100,000 listeners from Rifle to Leadville to Marble, as well as streaming on the web. Here’s what the web site says:

    Nicky News Premiers “The Tactile Traveler” on KDNK
    Journalist Nick Isenberg applies his skills and experience to a new show that seeks to “empower blind and low vision people to explore the world and help the sighted to see the world in a new way.”

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  • #NextFiftyInitiative Grant Helps Us Take Seniors in Charge to Grand Junction This Week @50initiative

    #NextFiftyInitiative Grant Helps Us Take Seniors in Charge to Grand Junction This Week @50initiative

    Editor’s Note: We were excited to receive a one-year grant from Colorado’s Next Fifty Initiative in June to provide skills training and employment services to seniors losing vision. The grant allows us to serve “seniors” from age 50 and up. So, this week Duncan, Julie and Dan are all in Grand Junction for our first-ever Seniors in Charge road trip! Here’s the press release we sent out.

    For Immediate Release

    Contact: Dan Burke
    (406) 546-8546

    Date: Sunday, August 25, 2019

    Training Comes to Grand Junction for Blind Seniors

    NextFifty Grant Helps Littleton-based Center Bring “Seniors in Charge” to Western Slope

    Littleton – The Colorado center for the Blind (CCB), a world-renowned training center for blind adults, youth and seniors, will conduct its 4-day Seniors in Charge program for nine seniors this week at Grand Junction’s Center for Independence, 740 Gunnison Ave.… Read the rest “#NextFiftyInitiative Grant Helps Us Take Seniors in Charge to Grand Junction This Week @50initiative”

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  • Join Us for Our Open House Today – It’s Part of Littleton’s 91st #WesternWelcomeWeek!

    Join Us for Our Open House Today – It’s Part of Littleton’s 91st #WesternWelcomeWeek!

    Come and tour the Colorado Center for the Blind today, August 12. Take a tour of our facility, meet our staff and students and learn what it is we do at – and why! We have been in Littleton since 2000 and appreciate the welcome this community has afforded us for these 19 years. And we are proud to be part of Western Welcome Week!

    Where:
    Colorado Center for the Blind
    2233 W. Shepperd Ave.
    Littleton
    When:
    4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    Monday, August 12, 2019

    We will organize small tour groups as guests arrive. No reservations necessary. We’d love to meet you neighbors!… Read the rest “Join Us for Our Open House Today – It’s Part of Littleton’s 91st #WesternWelcomeWeek!”

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  • Catch These Words: Meet Current Student Holly Scott-Gardner & Words Worthy of Catching: @CatchTheseWords

    Catch These Words: Meet Current Student Holly Scott-Gardner & Words Worthy of Catching: @CatchTheseWords

    Holly Scott-Gardner Hiking along Clear Creek on her first day at CCB

    Holly Scott-Gardner is from the United Kingdom. By many measures, she is a very successful woman, yet she wanted to come to the Colorado Center for the Blind for training. On her first day at the Center, she accepted the challenge to go rock climbing. She attended the National Federation of the Blind Convention with us in Las Vegas last month, and a few weeks ago attended a conference on blindness in Guadalajara, Mexico.

    We thought the best introduction to Holly would be to send you to her recent blog post about being at the Center. On her blog site, you can learn much more about her.… Read the rest “Catch These Words: Meet Current Student Holly Scott-Gardner & Words Worthy of Catching: @CatchTheseWords”

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