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San José Fall Calendar

December 2018

Sign-ups required.
To hear recording of calendar, dial 295-4016 & press 9.
For info call 408.295.4016 x 204

Dec 1             Super Lions Xmas Gala                   5 PM – 8 PM
                      101 N Bascom Ave, San Jose          408-295-4016

Dec 20           La Milpa Restaurant                         1 PM – 3 PM
107 N Milpitas Blvd, Milpitas             408-945-6540

Dec 12           Christmas Celebration                     9 AM – 1 PM
101 N Bascom Ave, San Jose          408-295-4016

Dec 14           Another Slice of APPle Pie              10 AM - 12 PM
101 N Bascom Ave, San Jose          408-295-4016
“Accessible Technology”

Dec 14           Movies Out of Sight!                                1 PM - 3 PM
101 N Bascom Ave, San Jose          408-295-4016
“Narrated Films”

Dec 24 to      Closed for Holiday Break                
Jan 4             See You All Again Monday Jan 7th           

Jan 7             Winter Session Begins            See Full Schedule
101 N Bascom Ave, San Jose          408-295-4016
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Wednesday Speakers & Topics

Dec 5       Stroke Awareness Foundation – About Strokes

Dec 12     Christmas Event – Short Day

Dec 19     SCVMC – Diabetes Talk

Big Thanks To ALL Of Our Volunteers – Well Done for 2018

VISTA CENTER – SAN JOSE
www.VisionBeyondSight.org

FALL 2018
Activities Schedule & General Information

Vista Center – San Jose is a community-based organization dedicated to increasing the confidence, independence, and quality of life of the blind and visually impaired. We address complex vision loss issues comprehensively through rehabilitative, educational, and recreational services.
Our services, programs, and classes are available to all visually impaired adults living in Santa Clara County. One-on-one consults are by appointment. Please call for more information.
Core rehabilitative services are provided at no Fee to the client. Recreational/Therapeutic offerings are free or at a minimal Fee.

Vista Center – San Jose
101 North Bascom Avenue

San Jose, CA 95128

Monday – Thursday, 9 AM to 3 PM
Cross Streets: West San Carlos and Naglee (Forest Ave)
Bus #61 & 62 stops on Bascom Ave. in front of the Center.
Bus #23 stops on Forest & also San Carlos/Stevens Creek.

Call 408-295-4016 for more information

Thanks to the The Health Trust/FASS, GOOGLE/WAYMO, State DOR/OIB Program, City of San Jose, Senior Nutrition Program, Los Gatos Lions, Hugh Stuart Charitable Trust, Peninsula Endowment Fund, Local Biz Network, Almaden SuperLions, our dedicated volunteers (Agency and In-Home) and our many donors and benefactors for supporting our programs and services.

Generous Sponsorship by

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SERVICES AND TRAINING CLASSES

ADAPTED LIVING SKILLS TRAINING 
Classes (cooking, basic sewing, in-home by appt. only) are available.
ACCESSIBLE TECHNOLOGY TRAINING
Computer classes and low-technology solutions $30/Qtr. fee
COUNSELING
Individual and family counseling are available.
ORIENTATION & MOBILITY TRAINING
One-on-one training: proper cane use and guide techniques to increase mobility in the home and in the community.
BRAILLE INSTRUCTION        
Individualized instruction on reading braille.
INFORMATION & REFERRAL
Resource information on helpful products and services.
IN-HOME ASSISTANCE
Volunteers are available to help clients in their home, with reading and paperwork.
LONG-TERM ACCESS EQUIPMENT LOAN PROGRAM
Check out CCTV’S as available, $20 per month fee. Call Lisa at 408.295.4016 x 200 for more info.
PEER SUPPORT GROUPS    
Facilitated support groups for independence & daily living.
RESOURCES
Resource materials, product catalogs, on-site Store with inventory 

EDUCATION & RECREATION OFFERINGS

Registration fees are due by the first class. Classes require sign-ups and occur quarterly. For more information, contact 408.295.4016 ext. 204. 

 

MONDAY

GET FIT WALK  9 AM - 10 AM
Meets at Oakridge Mall for a vigorous, group walk to improve cardiovascular & muscular endurance, & joint mobility. Leaders: Arnold and Gina   No Fee
CERAMICS I (HANDBUILDING) 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Participants create their own projects. Clean up is a participant responsibility. Instructor:  Angel     Fee: $30/Qtr.
BEGINNER YOGA  11 AM - 12 PM   
All ability levels welcome. Breathing, stretching, and relaxation exercises. Wear comfortable clothing. 
Instructor/School:  Yoga Bharati  Fee: $5/Qtr.
COOKING WITHOUT LOOKING  12:30 PM - 2 PM   
Learn basic cutting, measuring, mixing, stove top and oven use and have fun in the kitchen! Instructor: Haley  Fee: $35/Session (5 weeks) 

 

TUESDAY

MALL WALKING  9 AM - 10:30 AM
Group walks at Valley Fair Mall. Lead: Tom   No Fee
CERAMICS I (HANDBUILDING) 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Participants create their own projects. Clean up is a participant responsibility. Instructor:  Angel     Fee: $30/Qtr.
BASIC SEWING SKILLS 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Learn basic sewing skills to create a small item of your own or join in to help with group sewing projects. Sewing machines and an iron are set up for your use. Instructor: Carol    Fee $5/Qtr.

WING CHUN KUNG FU  11:00 AM - 12 PM   
Learn basic Kung Fu skill to help with strength, flexibility, balance and direction-focusing for self-defense. Instructor: Ken  
Fee $10/Qtr. CURRENTLY ON HIATUS

 

WEDNESDAY

WEEKLY CLIENT COMMUNITY MEETING  10 AM - 11 AM
An open meeting held each Wednesday in the auditorium. Join us to stay up-to-date on our programs and activities and enjoy weekly speakers. No Fee
EXERCISE CLASS  11 AM - 11:30 AM
Meets after the Client Community Meeting. Slow stretching and low impact exercises adaptable to individual needs and abilities. Lead: Tom   No Fee
ADJUSTMENT TO VISION LOSS SUPPORT GRP 11AM - 12PM                   Trained rehabilitation counselors help clients adjust to their vision loss and discuss adaptive techniques for daily living. This course is done in 12-weeks, one session per week. No Fee
SIGNIFICANT OTHERS SUPPORT GROUP (by arrangement) Facilitated by Vivian Younger, author of “A Guide to Independence for the Visually Impaired and Their Families.” No Fee

SENIOR NUTRITION PROGRAM 12PM - 12:30 PM
A nutritious meal is provided for low-income, underserved clients over 60 years old and their spouses. Suggested donation is $3.00 per lunch. For those under 60, the Fee is $9.00 for a lunch. Orders must be placed to ext. 204 by the preceding Monday.

ACCESSIBLE BINGO  12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Braille and large print cards. Regular games and blackout.
LIVING WITH VISION LOSS 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM
Adaptive techniques for independence & daily living. No Fee
BOARD GAME GROUPS (Scrabble and other board games)
SMOKING CESSATION ASSISTANCE
A quarterly workshop and weekly support are available to help those wishing to learn more about how to quit smoking.

 

THURSDAY

SOCIAL OUTINGS  (Sign-up required)
*The second Thursday of the month we facilitate an outing to a social brunch/gathering to a different restaurant. Please join us! See our Monthly Activities Calendar for each listing.
FIELD TRIP OUTINGS    (Sign-up required)
*The fourth Thursday of the month we facilitate an outing to a fun and exciting location. Come and join us! See our Monthly Activities Calendar for each listing. *Actual dates can vary due to scheduling/availability.
BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION  12PM-12:30PM
We celebrate birthdays on the last Wednesday of each month by providing birthday cake! Everyone is welcome to join the fun!        

  Another Slice of APPle Pie
Join us for our Accessible Technology Sessions

Join SCVBC’s venerable, one and only, Ernie Molina for our famous, fantastic and free monthly seminars on accessible technology, new apps, & more. See you, all, here!

Please RSVP the Wed. before the session 408-295-4016

Friday,   OCTOBER 19             10AM To 12PM
Friday,   NOVEMBER 16          10AM To 12PM
Friday,   DECEMBER 14          10AM To 12PM

AND THEN

      
Movies Out of Sight!
Join us for a social movie event with descriptive narration

Join SCVBC Movie Focus Group as they review a popular movie. Sign-up in advance. $5 fee for refreshments. See you all here!

For more info call 295-4016 ext.204

Friday,   OCTOBER 19                    1 To 3 PM
Friday,   NOVEMBER 16                 1 To 3 PM
Friday,   DECEMBER 14                1 To 3 PM

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Please RSVP by the Wednesday before the session to 408-295-4016.