Tag: Seniors and vision loss

  • #NextFiftyInitiative Grant Helps Us Take Seniors in Charge to Grand Junction This Week @50initiative

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    Editor’s Note: We were excited to receive a one-year grant from Colorado’s Next Fifty Initiative in June to provide skills training and employment services to seniors losing vision. The grant allows us to serve “seniors” from age 50 and up. So, this week Duncan, Julie and Dan are all in Grand Junction for our first-ever Seniors in Charge road trip! Here’s the press release we sent out.

    For Immediate Release

    Contact: Dan Burke
    (406) 546-8546

    Date: Sunday, August 25, 2019

    Training Comes to Grand Junction for Blind Seniors

    NextFifty Grant Helps Littleton-based Center Bring “Seniors in Charge” to Western Slope

    Littleton – The Colorado center for the Blind (CCB), a world-renowned training center for blind adults, youth and seniors, will conduct its 4-day Seniors in Charge program for nine seniors this week at Grand Junction’s Center for Independence, 740 Gunnison Ave.… Read the rest “#NextFiftyInitiative Grant Helps Us Take Seniors in Charge to Grand Junction This Week @50initiative”

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  • Thankful for the Colorado Center for the Blind!

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

    This year, Susan says she’s thankful for her husband as always, but also for the Colorado Center for the Blind.  She’s been attending Senior support groups at the Center twice a week for only a month.

    “My rock” is how she describes her husband and his support for her.  “When I get home, he’s going to ask me about all that happened at the Center today.”

    Susan began to lose vision to Macular Degeneration in early 2016, and was declared legally blind last June.  She is right in the middle of learning to live with her vision loss, and knows that process is not all smiles and triumphs. … Read the rest “Thankful for the Colorado Center for the Blind!”

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  • Celebrating Our Senior Programs in New Video!

    We’re proud of our senior programs and how they have changed the lives of seniors who have lost vision and the people who love them. We’re excited about how those programs continue to grow – from the residential Seniors in Charge (twice a year), to four support groups (one in Spanish), to ever-expanding opportunities to provide outreach services.

    And so we’re proud of our new Senior Program video, made with filmmaker and long-time collaborator Djuna “DJ” Zupancic. The video doesn’t talk about all the program details as much as it endeavors to tell what those programs and services have meant to five seniors in particular.… Read the rest “Celebrating Our Senior Programs in New Video!”

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