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When you think of Haylee, think of yellow

a young woman wearing sleep shades carries a large pot of boiling pasta to the strainer at the sink

Haylee might have been a little stressed out as she approached her graduation day, but to all outward appearances, she made it all look seamless, right down to her quick change of outfits prior to giving a polished and well-researched speech after cooking all day. Haylee first came to the Center for our summer program […]

Cynthia: Kindness and Concern for Others & Independence

Woman wearing sleepshades stands beside a row of hotel pans filled with food

Cynthia finished her final weeks in the Independence Training Program (ITP) while working her new part-time job. Thus she finished things out in a slightly unusual order, cooking a delightful grad meal on a Thursday, then finishing her woodshop project before her last requirement – giving a speech to the entire Center the next week. […]

Seniors Tune In with Assistive Listening Devices

Four Seniors with earphones listen intently, pocket-sized receivers on the table in front of them.

A couple of weeks ago Student and Senior Services Specialist Wayne Marshall presented this question to our Independence Training Program (ITP) students as part of Wayne’s Wednesday Word of the Week: “Is there a difference between listening and hearing?” Coincidentally, both our Tuesday and Friday Senior groups have been enjoying the benefits of really hearing […]

Something’s in the air

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Hey, there’s something in the air today, the first day of October! It’s coming from the kitchens here at the Center. Here’s the menu of what students are preparing this morning … and it’s just the morning class: Spaghetti bolognese ravioli with chorizo sauce & garlic bread Homemade pepperoni lovers pizza broiled lemon prawns with […]

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 […]

From Poor Kid to Prof, Eddie Bell Challenges Students to Challenge Themselves

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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 […]