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San Jose Summer Calendar

SUMMER 2019
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 Branch
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.

For More Information Call 408-295-4016

 

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.

Vista Center San Jose - SUMMER CALENDAR (August)

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

Upcoming Outings and Events:

AUG 8        Bill’s Café Restaurant                      9 AM – 11 AM
2089 The Alameda, San Jose            408-244-9085
“Brunch Buddies Bonanza”

AUG 16       Another Slice of APPle Pie             10AM - 12PM
101 N Bascom Ave, San Jose           408-295-4016
“Accessible Computing Technology”

AUG 16       Movies Out of Sight!                       1PM - 3PM
101 N Bascom Ave, San Jose           408-295-4016
“Descriptive Narrated Films”

AUG 22       San Jose Municipal Rose Garden  1PM - 3PM
1649 Naglee Ave, San Jose               408-295-4016
“Fun Folk’s Field Trips”

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Wednesday Speakers & Topics:

AUG 7   Popular Music – Lisa Egert Smith, Franz Lanzinger

AUG 14 Housing Market Info – Patrick Adair

AUG 21 Breathing & Exercise – Breathe CA

AUG 28 Accessible Computing Technology – Ernie Molina

 

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, $25 per month fee. Call Lisa at 408.295.4016 x 202 for more info.
PEER SUPPORT GROUPS         
Facilitated support groups for independence & daily living.
RESOURCES
Resource materials, product catalogs, on-site Store with inventory  

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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 (ON HIATUS)
Meets at Oakridge Mall for a vigorous, group walk to improve health & fitness & joint mobility.   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 promoting health. Wear comfortable clothing. 
Instructor/School:  Yoga Bharati  Fee: $5/Qtr.

BEGINNER TAI CHI  12 PM - 1 PM   
All ability levels welcome. Breathing, basic body posture, and slow movement exercises promoting health. Wear comfortable clothing. 
Instructor/School:  Nick  Fee: $5/Qtr.

COOKING WITHOUT LOOKING 12:30 PM – 2 PM (ON HIATUS)
Learn about cutting, measuring, mixing, stove and oven use and fun in the kitchen! Instructor:  Staff    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
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   (ON HIATUS)   
Basic Kung Fu skills to help with strength, flexibility, balance and direction-focusing for self-defense. Instructor: Ken Fee $10/Qtr.

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 GROUP 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 LUNCH 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.           All 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.

FIELDTRIP 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,          JULY 19                      10 AM to 12 PM
Friday,          AUGUST 16               10 AM to 12 PM
Friday,          SEPTEMBER 20        10 AM to 12 PM

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!

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Friday,          JULY 19                      1 To 3 PM
Friday,          AUGUST 16               1 To 3 PM
Friday,          SEPTEMBER 20        1 To 3 PM

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