Tag: Diane McGeorge

  • Happy 89th Birthday to Our Founder, Diane McGeorge!

    Happy 89th Birthday to Our Founder, Diane McGeorge!

    a small well-dressed woman in her 70s stands at a podium, microphone near her face
    Diane mcGeorge stands at a podium, circa 2006. Not only did she found the Colorado Center for the Blind in 1988 and direct it for the next ten years, but she also served in numerous leadership roles in the National Federation of the Blind for nearly four decades.


    We send out a loving and hearty “Happy Birthday” to our founder, Diane McGeorge who is 89 today!

    Diane Served as the President of the National Federation of the Blind of Colorado from 1977 to 2005 and, as such had been exploring the means to start a training center for blind people that would be based on high expectations and the belief that blind people have the capacity to achieve lives of value and independence.… Read the rest “Happy 89th Birthday to Our Founder, Diane McGeorge!”

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  • A Fountain of Challenge and Success: Founders Honored in Baltimore McGeorge Living Room! #cogives

    A Fountain of Challenge and Success: Founders Honored in Baltimore McGeorge Living Room! #cogives

    A brown-haired woman stands beside the fountain, its reddish-brown mountain peak rises above her.
    Executive Director Julie Deden stands beside the fountain in the McGeorge Living Room at the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute in Baltimore, dedicated Dec. 5, 2019.
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    Wearing a black skirt and white blouse with black accents, a brown-haired woman stands beside the fountain. The broad base is white, about table-height, filled with round, black stones where water falls and splashes. Rising up from the rocks more than a foot above the woman’s head, is the rough-surfaced sharp mountain peak in reds, rusts and browns.

    On a recent visit to the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute, Center Director Julie Deden and I were able to preview the new McGeorge Living Room at the NFB’s headquarters.… Read the rest “A Fountain of Challenge and Success: Founders Honored in Baltimore McGeorge Living Room! #cogives”

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  • Grateful That Lives Change at the Colorado Center for the Blind #COGives

    Grateful That Lives Change at the Colorado Center for the Blind #COGives

    There’s a lot to be thankful for at the Colorado Center for the Blind. As many families like yours will do today as they gather around the table, our staff and students shared what we were thankful for at our CCB family’s Thanksgiving feast one week ago. Not surprisingly, we are all grateful for one another and the Colorado Center for the Blind.

    For our students, they expressed gratitude for the bonds of friendship and support they now share with both their instructors and fellow students, bonds that will last far past the day each student receives his or her Freedom Bell at graduation.… Read the rest “Grateful That Lives Change at the Colorado Center for the Blind #COGives”

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  • Belted Kingfisher, Orange Belts and Yoga’s Doggie Down: A Typical Tuesday at CCB

    Belted Kingfisher, Orange Belts and Yoga’s Doggie Down:  A Typical Tuesday at CCB

    So this is how Tuesday goes at CCB sometimes.

    First thing this morning Alie Mays came for our “Birdying by Ear” class. Seven of us reviewed recordings of local bird songs, then walked over to Sterne Park, where we heard mallards, doves, goldfinches and of course Canada geese. Today’s mascot was the belted kingfisher, an unexpected find. He just kept calling and calling as he circled over the pond.

    Allie Blanca C.G Dan and Mike walking around the pond at Sterne Park during Birding Class
    A Mallard drake and two hens swim in the pond at Sterne Park
    Alie quizzes the class on local bird sounds

    In the Senior Resource Room something was happening called sugar scrub. Jenny Callahan led Seniors in making sugar scrub, using sugar (surprise) and oil and scents like lavender and almond. Whatever it is, it sure sounded fun to make, judging by the giggles and cackles.… Read the rest “Belted Kingfisher, Orange Belts and Yoga’s Doggie Down: A Typical Tuesday at CCB”

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