Senior Programs

Senior Programs Video

Learn about our Senior Programs from Our Seniors in this Video

It takes inspiration and perspiration

You’ve seen the video, below are the details of the services – the necessary perspiration – part of the skills and attitude our Senior Program offers!

As such, we offer an array of services to seniors experiencing vision loss:

The Colorado Center for the Blind works to change the experience of older blind and visually impaired persons from frustration to independence. With education and training seniors can and do obtain the skills and confidence necessary to stay in their own homes and continue be contributing members of their communities.

Home Teaching

Older visually impaired individuals often have difficulty with independent living skills necessary to stay in their home. However, with training, these seniors can continue to be fully independent in their home environment. Staff of the Colorado Center for the Blind provides instruction in seniors’ homes in the areas of:

  • Cane Travel & Mobility
  • Food Preparation
  • Marking and Labeling Techniques
  • Cleaning Techniques
  • Dialing the Telephone
  • Sewing and Crafts
  • Organizational Skills
Senior learning to use the cane with stairs

Center Classes

Join our Tuesday and Friday classes where seniors work together in a group setting to develop skills in the areas of Braille, cooking, cane travel, technology, sewing and crafts. Center classes offer an opportunity to both socialize and learn skills of independence. Our Seniors also often organize their own activities outside the Center.

A senior woman and man explore a Braille cell with touch
Our Center’s founder Diane McGeorge still volunteers a lot of her her time. Here she is instructing George on the basics of the Braille cell using the old reliable muffin tin and tennis balls.

Senior Groups: Shared Success

Many seniors who begin to lose their vision find that it is helpful to discuss this with others who have experienced the same loss. An independent and confident older blind individual facilitates our support groups. Through this process visually impaired persons learn that they can continue to do many of the same things they did when fully sighted.

A group of a dozen seniors along with CCB staff work on making sugar scrub

Computer And Technology Instruction

Senior Using an iPhone for Taking Notes

Learn how blind and visually impaired people can use a computer or other technology to do online banking, access the Internet, send emails, and write letters. This class is available both at home or at the Center.

For More Information …

Contact Duncan Larsen
303.778.1130, ext. 226