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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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  • Spanish-language Seniors Group Meets 3rd Friday of Each Month… That’s Tomorrow!

    Saul practicing Braille with a muffin tin

    Saul practicing Braille with a muffin tin

    ¿Habla Español? ¿Es una persona mayor? Ven al grupo de apollo los invidentes al Centro de Colorado Colorado Para Personas Invidentes.

    That’s right, we’ve started a seniors’ group for Spanish-speakers who are losing vision, have lost vision or are blind. It meets on the third Friday of each month from 1p.m. to 3 p.m. at 2233 W. Shepperd Ave. in Littleton.

    Sí, mañana, a la una de la tarde.

    Para más información, llame a Carina Orozco, 303-778-1130, ext. 233, o e-mail, corozco@cocenter.org.

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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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  • The First Week of Summer Means Lots of Firsts

    Amber using a shovel in the garden for the 1st time with Annette and Barb

    Amber turns dirt over in the garden with Annette and Master Gardener Barb

    No matter what the calendar says, it’s the first week of summer. The temps are in the 90s, the garden is being planted and summer staff are shadowing their ITP staff counterparts. Friday 25 teenagers (summer students) begin arriving and on Monday the elementary Confidence Camp kids start too.

    So here’s another first or two. Above, Amber uses a spade for the first time out in the garden. When asked if she’d dug with a shovel before she promptly answered, “I’m about to.” And then she proceeded to do it. In the process she and classmate Annette planted this years pumpkin and zucchini hills.… Read the rest “The First Week of Summer Means Lots of Firsts”

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  • Sixty Attend Senior Holiday Party 2017 #ShareLittleton

    Festive Senior Christmas Party montage featuring 2 views of the Senior Party over a background of the CCB Christmas Tree with hand strung popcorn and cranberries - Also a Braille Christmas Card and Snowman and Santa decorations

    Festive Senior Christmas Party montage featuring 2 views of the Senior Party over a background of the CCB Christmas Tree with hand strung popcorn and cranberries - Also a Braille Christmas Card and Snowman and Santa decorations

    Last Friday’s Senior Holiday Party brought together members of all three of our weekly Seniors groups that meet at the Center – Tuesday, Thursday and Friday – along with sighted and unsighted spouses (insider’s joke), and both old and new friends. There were adult children and grandchildren There. was plenty of food, lots of laughs and thanks for our great Seniors staff. But really, what everyone was celebrating was one another. The thing that makes a difference in the lives of newly blind people is other blind people to help them to understand that blindness need not hold us back.… Read the rest “Sixty Attend Senior Holiday Party 2017 #ShareLittleton”

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  • Tuesday’s Seniors Prepare for Senior Holiday Party on Dec 15 #sharelittleton

    Blanca and Priscilla wearing festive colored aprons prepare a rack of home made powdered sugar cookies

    Blanca and Priscilla wearing festive colored aprons prepare a rack of home made powdered sugar cookies

    Friday, December 15 is the annual senior Holiday Party at the Colorado Center for the Blind, and the Tuesday group got into the kitchen this week to bake cookies for the event. Among the cookie corps was CCB founder and Chair of our Board of Directors, Diane McGeorge. Also our Volunteer Extraordinaire, Diane is often here twice a week to assist with Braille classes and to participate in Senior group meetings and activities.

    The Senior party will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. here at the center. Lunch will be served and attendees are welcome to bring additional treats and goodies which are already cut for serving.… Read the rest “Tuesday’s Seniors Prepare for Senior Holiday Party on Dec 15 #sharelittleton”

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  • What is the Colorado Center for the Blind All About? #COGivesDay17

    Text - What is the Colorado Center for the Blind All About? CCB Street sign and ColoradoGives 2017 Logo

    We put this video together especially to link from our Colorado Gives Day page this year for those who might not have heard of us or know exactly what we’re about.

    Colorado Gives Day is December 5, and donations received that day online receive a share of an incentive fund, as well as being subject to lower credit card fees. But as we get into the Thanksgiving weekend and all that entails, be assured that you can go toColorado Gives Day and schedule a donation as well!

    Meantime, enjoy the video!

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  • A Peek at Hands-on with the “Shared Visions” 2017 Exhibit @ArapahoeCC #TactileAccess

    Adia, Mason M. and Cezar look at the Old Man Wincing while Ravi reads the Braille description

    Adia, Mason M. and Cezar look at the Old Man Wincing while Ravi reads the description provided in Braille

    Here are a few photos from the Shared Visions reception at the Colorado Gallery of the Arts at Arapahoe Community College on Thursday night. Everyone got hands on with pieces from Nathan Abels’ painting and drawing classes. CCB students also had laser-cuts of drawings they made in Ann Cunningham’s art class with accompanying Haiku, and CCB alum Jenny Callahan had a number of stone carvings and a bronze in the show. The Seniors art class had bowls thrown on the wheel in Katie Caron’s ceramics studio. Katie brought her daughter, who insisted on wearing sleepshades so she could try to identify the art tactilely.… Read the rest “A Peek at Hands-on with the “Shared Visions” 2017 Exhibit @ArapahoeCC #TactileAccess”

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  • A group of CCB Seniors out on a walk bird watching

    A group of CCB Seniours out on a walk bird watching

    A group of CCB Seniours out on a walk bird watching

    The Friday Seniors took a walk around Sterne Park’s pond to do a little birding by ear with Ali Mayes from Bird Conversancy of the Rockies. It was a good day for for various ducks and the ever-present Canada Geese!

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