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San Jose Spring Calendar

Spring 2020
Online Activities Schedule
& General Information

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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. Online Services are available during Shelter at Home. Please call for more information.

Vista Center – San Jose Branch

101 North Bascom Avenue
San Jose, CA 95128

Monday – Thursday, 9 AM to 3 PM
The Center is closed to the public until the Shelter at Home orders have been lifted.

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.

 

Generous Sponsorship by  Google Logo
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                          ONLINE SERVICES OFFERINGS
For more information, contact the number listed for the group or call 408.295.4016 ext. 204. 

MONDAY

Mat Yoga  7 AM – 7:40AM (40 minutes)  
All ability levels welcome. Breathing, stretching, and relaxation exercises promoting health.   
Instructor/School:  Yoga Bharati  Fee: No fee
Zoom https://zoom.us/j/738933639

Spanish Support Group 10 AM – 12PM (2 hours)
3rd Monday of each month – April 20, May 18, June 22
Leader: John Faustino  Fee: No Fee
Contact Info: 650-858-0202 x128

TUESDAY

Mat Yoga  7 AM – 7:40AM (40 minutes)  
All ability levels welcome. Breathing, stretching, and relaxation exercises promoting health.   
Instructor/School:  Yoga Bharati  Fee: No fee
Zoom https://zoom.us/j/738933639

LIVING WITH VISION LOSS 1 PM – 2 PM
Adaptive techniques for independence & daily living.
Leader: Vivian Younger      Fee: No Fee
Contact Vivian at 408-966-9299

Tuesday (continued)

 

Gentle Chair Yoga 4:30PM – 5:30PM (1 hour)
All ability levels welcome. Breathing, stretching, and relaxation exercises promoting health.  
Instructor/School:  Yoga Bharati  Fee: No fee
Zoom https://zoom.us/j/795181770

Relaxation & Meditation Yoga 8:30PM – 9:30PM (1 hour)
All ability levels welcome. Breathing, stretching, and relaxation exercises promoting health.  
Instructor/School:  Yoga Bharati  Fee: No fee
Zoom https://zoom.us/j/795181770

 

WEDNESDAY

 

Mat Yoga  7 AM – 7:40AM (40 minutes)  
All ability levels welcome. Breathing, stretching, and relaxation exercises promoting health.   
Instructor/School:  Yoga Bharati  Fee: No fee
Zoom https://zoom.us/j/738933639

WEEKLY CLIENT COMMUNITY MEETING  10 AM - 11 AM
An open meeting held each Wednesday. Join us to stay up-to-date on our programs and activities and enjoy weekly speakers. Join the meeting at 9:45AM for a little social time before the meeting starts. Fee: No Fee
Contact: 408-295-4016 Ext 204

Wednesday (continued)

Mat Yoga  7 AM – 7:40AM (40 minutes)  
All ability levels welcome. Breathing, stretching, and relaxation exercises promoting health.   
Instructor/School:  Yoga Bharati  Fee: No fee
Zoom https://zoom.us/j/738933639

ADJUSTMENT TO VISION LOSS SUPPORT GROUP 1PM - 2PM                   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.
Contact Vivian at 408-966-9299
SENIOR NUTRITION PROGRAM – HOME DELIVERY (monthly)
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.           ***A bundle of 4 frozen meals and accompaniments are packaged and delivered to clients at home, monthly. Fees can be mailed to Vista Center San Jose or paid at a later date upon the Center’s re-opening.
BROWN BAG PROGRAM – HOME DELIVERY (bi-weekly)
A Brown Bag of groceries is available for low-income, underserved clients. The client must be pre-registered in the program.

THURSDAY

Mat Yoga  7 AM – 7:40AM (40 minutes)  
All ability levels welcome. Breathing, stretching, and relaxation exercises promoting health.   
Instructor/School:  Yoga Bharati  Fee: No fee
Zoom https://zoom.us/j/738933639

KEYS TO SUCCESS WORKSHOPS (by arrangement) Facilitated by Vivian Younger, author of “A Guide to Independence for the Visually Impaired and Their Families.” No Fee

Gentle Chair Yoga 4:30PM – 5:30PM (1 hour)
All ability levels welcome. Breathing, stretching, and relaxation exercises promoting health.  
Instructor/School:  Yoga Bharati  Fee: No fee
Zoom https://zoom.us/j/795181770

Relaxation & Meditation Yoga 8:30PM – 9:30PM (1 hour)
All ability levels welcome. Breathing, stretching, and relaxation exercises promoting health.  
Instructor/School:  Yoga Bharati  Fee: No fee
Zoom https://zoom.us/j/795181770

 

MONTHLY SERVICES

 

SUPPORT GROUPS

WORKING AGE II SUPPORT GROUP -  MON 10A-12PM (2 Hours)
2nd Monday of the month – April 13, May 11, June 8
Leader: David Hoffman                Fee: No Fee
Contact David at 650-858-0202 x131

GO GO GO SENIOR SUPPORT GROUP  - MON 1:30-3:30PM
2nd Monday of the month – April 13, May 11, June 8
Leader: David Hoffman                Fee: No Fee
Contact David at 650-858-0202 x131

CYPRESS SUPPORT GROUP – WED 10-11:30 (90 minutes)
3rd Wednesday of the month – April 15, May 20, June 17
Leader: Sharon Hudson     Fee: No Fee
Teams Conference call: Sharon will call individuals to join

WORKING AGE SUPPORT GROUP  WED 11AM – 1PM (2 hours)
2nd Wednesday of the month – April 8, May 13, June 10
Leader: Sharon Hudson     Fee: No Fee
Teams Conference call: Sharon will call individuals to join

 

Another Slice of APPle Pie

Join us for our Accessible Technology Sessions

Join VCSJ’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! Sessions will be online until further notice.

 

Please RSVP the Wed. prior before either session

Friday,          APRIL 17             10 AM to 11 AM
Friday,          MAY 15               10 AM to 11 AM
Friday,          JUNE 19              10 AM to 11 AM

 

SERVICES AND TRAINING CLASSES

All classes require pre-registration and fees must be paid by the first class. Most fee-based classes are offered by the quarter. For more information, call 408-295-4016 ext 204

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.
CC-TV RENTAL 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.
CALL-IN TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
The Ask-Ernie program is available to help clients in their home, with free Tuesday return calls for technical help with their devices.
RESOURCES
Resource materials, product catalogs, on-site Store with inventory