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YouTube Star Expert Advocate Joins WE Fit Wellness Team

(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 […]

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Andy earns his Freedom Bell

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 […]

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Kudos for Wells Fargo Volunteer Faire

Thanks to Wells Fargo for hosting its volunteer fair at the Wells Fargo Center at 17th and Broadway yesterday. Wayne Marshall and I represented the Center, and there were over 40 other nonprofits in attendance. Wells Fargo gives each employee 16 hours a year to be away from their jobs […]

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Another Tick Toward Fall

The days are hot, but the mornings increasingly cool, almost chilly, and the hot air stirs in the evening. The sound of those breezes, the sound of the leaves, has changed, though – just another tick toward fall. So we started up art classes with Ann Cunningham again on Monday […]

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A Magical Evening

It was a magical evening. May 15 marked the end to a long career at the Colorado Center for the Blind for Tom Anderson. More than 150 people came to send Tom and Linda off to Kansas after 27 years teaching Braille – and several other duties. We fed them, […]

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A Summer Student’s Poem

Help By Marie Frackiewicz (Editor’s Note: Marie was one of our Summer Youth 2015 students. She read this poem as part of the talent show on July 29. This week, she headed back to high school.) My heads spinning like a crashing airplane. My voice is broken like an old […]

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The Last Week of July 2015

It’s the last week of July, and at the Colorado Center for the Blind we’re fighting the feeling that summer is almost over. We know that there are still weeks of hot weather, lovely warm Colorado evenings to enjoy. But that vague anxiety is fueled as the last week of […]

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Seniors in Charge – Better Believe it!

by Diane McGeorge (Editor’s Note: Seniors in Charge is a five day sleep shade training for Colorado seniors. It is offered three times per year and two of those sessions participants stay in our McGeorge Mountain Terrace Apartments. This gives us the opportunity to work with Seniors from outside the […]

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Our Legacy Garden: Planting Day 2015

Summer Tuesdays are gardening days at the Center, but with all the rain (and even a couple of late snows) it came down to June 2 as the drop-dead date for planting this year. It was just too wet till that late Tuesday to consider digging and planting. For many […]

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Some Final Party Particulars

Just a few weeks away from May 15 and Tom Anderson’s retirement party!  The response is exciting – we’ve received more than 70 RSVPs already! Here are some more details about the party and some info for those who won’t be able to attend: When:  5 p.m. May 15 Where: […]