Tag: Seniors in charge

  • Seniors Are in Charge and In-person This Week at CCB!

    a blind instructor talks with his student, a senior woman as they walk with white canes along a residential street

    a blind instructor talks with his student, a senior woman as they walk with white canes along a residential street
    Dishon and Olive on the return leg of a travel lesson near the center. Seniors in Charge this year was blessed with lovely fall days.

    For the first time in two years, our week-long Seniors in Charge is live and in-person at the Colorado Center for the Blind! These four dynamic and intrepid older blind folks have been waiting since spring of 2020 to get five full days of blindness training in Braille, technology, cane travel and kitchen skills, and they are determined to get the most out of this opportunity to spend quality time with our Senior staff! Duncan, Chris, Stephanie and Dishon are not disappointing them with long, and at times, intensive training every day.… Read the rest “Seniors Are in Charge and In-person This Week at CCB!”

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  • #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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  • Sleepshades, Cinnamon Pudding Cake & Seniors In Charge May 2017

    Steve works with Janet to learn the Braille Alphabet using a muffin tin and tennis balls

    Steve works with Janet to learn the Braille Alphabet using a muffin tin and tennis balls

    You wouldn’t have needed to be told that Dorine’s Cinnamon-Pudding Cake was an award-winner if you had been anywhere near the Center’s kitchen this afternoon. It’s our spring Seniors in Charge week, and we have five dynamic seniors determined to keep living the lives they want. This afternoon, of course, they were cooking and baking under sleepshades, and the smell of that cake had mouths watering out in the lobby and beyond!

    Sleepshades are optional, though encouraged, in the five-day training for seniors. This group is pretty game though, and all are giving them a good workout this week.

    All five, along with some of our Senior Services staff, are staying in our apartments, traveling back and forth to the Center on the bus every day.… Read the rest “Sleepshades, Cinnamon Pudding Cake & Seniors In Charge May 2017”

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