Tag: COVID-19

  • First Prize in Parade!

    A Young man joyfully shakes his tambourine among his friends

    The certificate has arrived! Of course, the winners of the 2021 Littleton Western Welcome Week Grand Parade were announced back in August, but now that we have that piece of paper we can’t help but crow a little!

    And so we won first prize in the Group/School category! Hooray!

    Was it the noisemakers? Was it the matching T-shirts? Was it the goofy object Gene wore on his head? Those probably all helped, but it was more likely the excitement and the sense of release as we shook our tamborines and maracas and chanted, “Who are we? CCB!” as we marched the parade route.… Read the rest “First Prize in Parade!”

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  • Big Thanks for Big Success of May 14 Vaccine Clinic

    Two women in the 15 minute waiting tent on vaccination day

    Two women in the 15 minute waiting tent on vaccination day

    Last Friday’s vaccination clinic here at the center was a huge success, and we want to give a huge shout-out to our partners, Vive Family Wellness, St. Benedict’s Health and Healing Ministry, and the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition for helping us make it possible for 29 people to get their first Moderna shot on May 14. The convenience was a big draw for staff, students and folks in the neighborhood to drop in, and that was the beauty of the event.

    Sure the taco truck was outstanding, too. I mean, really outstanding!

    Students around the taco truck on Vax Day

    The clinic for the second shot will be held on Friday, June 11 from 1 to 4 p.m.… Read the rest “Big Thanks for Big Success of May 14 Vaccine Clinic”

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  • Center Hosts Walk-in Vaccine Clinic Friday, May 14

    COVID-19 Vaccine Viles

    COVID-19 Vaccine Viles
    Announcing …

    Colorado Center for the Blind Walk-in Vaccine Clinic

    When:
    This Friday, May 14, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Where:
    Colorado Center for the Blind (in the parking lot)
    2233 West Shepperd Ave
    Littleton, CO 80120

    We are excited to host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic with our partners for those 18 and older this Friday. It’s a walk-in clinic, meaning no registration. It doesn’t get any easier than that!

    The Second Dose clinic will be scheduled for Friday, June 11, 2021 at the same time.

    We can also provide second vaccines at the clinic this Friday, May 14th to those who have received their first Moderna vaccine at least 28 days before.… Read the rest “Center Hosts Walk-in Vaccine Clinic Friday, May 14”

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  • The Seniors are coming! The Seniors are coming!

    people wearing masks are seated at tables, with one woman standing at the back

    people wearing masks are seated at tables, with one woman standing at the back
    For the first in-person we also tried to have a virtual component. Shon Spears sits in the center of the room managing things on a laptop. Executive Director Julie Deden slipped in at the back of the room to witness at least part of the exciting event.

    That was the cry of excitement on Tuesday, April 27 when our Senior Services Program held its first in-person group meeting at the center in nearly 14 months. A dozen intrepid souls made their way across the Metro area to sit together in one room to talk about blindness and how it affects their lives.… Read the rest “The Seniors are coming! The Seniors are coming!”

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  • CCB 2020: Resilience in a Year of Challenge @nfbco #nfbco20

    We put this video together to serve as our report to the NFB of Colorado’s 2020 Virtual Convention October 29-31. We wanted to show the creativity of our staff and determination of our blind students of all ages to obtain the blindness skills that mean independence, which are necessary despite this pandemic. In fact, the importance of independence and blindness skills is even more critical than ever. Since filming and first showing this video, we have again moved our Independence Training Program (ITP) to be virtual until after the first of the year, while also discontinuing in-person (and socially-distanced) training sessions with our blind seniors.… Read the rest “CCB 2020: Resilience in a Year of Challenge @nfbco #nfbco20”

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  • It’s a new kind of graduation, and Charis is the first!

    Charis holding her Bell of Freedom standing next to Julie in the Front Lobby at the CCB

    Charis holding her freedom Bell in the lobby, Julie next to herToday Charis is graduating from the center. Hers will be a unique graduation, with the actual Freedom Bell ceremony and the “love session” that typically follows being conducted on Zoom for social distancing purposes. No hug from Julie.

    Charis was just one week away from finishing her program when we closed the building in late March and many of our students went home. Graduation means, among other requirements, that she must cook a meal for the entire center. Today that’s about 30 of us altogether.

    Charis holds up one of several trays of food for her grad meal at the service windowOn the menu was Mediterranean quinoa salad, home-baked challah dinner rolls and Devil’s Food cupcakes.… Read the rest “It’s a new kind of graduation, and Charis is the first!”

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  • CCB’s 2020 Virtual Summer Sessions for Youth – Join Us!

    CCB Summer Tech Instructor engaged with his laptop and Smart Phone

    CCB Summer Tech Instructor engaged with his laptop and Smart Phone(Editor’s Note: We don’t blame you for wondering what is up with our summer programs for youth. The coronavirus and the subsequent shutdown orders put us into a scramble, affecting not only our youth programs, but seniors and the Independence Training Program, too. Here’s an announcement from our Youth Services Director Martin Becerra-Miranda that should clear things up.)

    by Martin Becerra-Miranda
    Each spring, as plans for our Summer Youth programming come together, Executive Director Julie Deden eventually exclaims, “This is going to be the best summer program ever!” Her positivity, encouragement, and support have not wavered one bit through the COVID-19 pandemic.… Read the rest “CCB’s 2020 Virtual Summer Sessions for Youth – Join Us!”

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  • Blindness training goals delayed by social distancing? Check out the new Breaking Blind Podcast

    Corey and David talk about traffic sounds before making a street crossing

    Corey and David talk about traffic sounds before making a street crossing
    You know, this pandemic shutdown has been going on for a minute. Especially if you are a student at the Colorado Center for the Blind, or someone waiting to come, or someone newly blind and trying to figure out how to do the simplest things you used to do now that you’re blind, let alone how you can live the life you want. Our students’ had their programs interrupted, some only a week or two from graduating. Prospective students who’ve been talking with Executive Director Julie Deden for months found their start dates paused indefinitely.

    That’s what makes the Breaking Blind Podcast so timely and, for many, so essential.… Read the rest “Blindness training goals delayed by social distancing? Check out the new Breaking Blind Podcast”

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