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VISTA CENTER – SAN JOSE provides a wide spectrum of recreational, social, and therapeutic programs and services that encourage socialization, independence, and increased quality of life for our clients. Activities include exercise, outings, fieldtrips, sewing, ceramics, yoga, rehabilitation, training and more!

We have many offerings at our Center. Wednesday is Client Day at the Blind Center where our clients enjoy camaraderie, make new friends, become mentors, and socialize. Speakers are scheduled to provide information on available community services, public announcements, introduce new technology and discuss advocacy issues.

We have been providing support for more than 50 years to individuals facing the uncertainties, fears, and challenges related to uncorrectable vision loss. We are 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 that ensure the long-term independence and empowerment of our clients.

Following are some events you will find at VISTA CENTER – SAN JOSE
 

VISTA - SJ WINTER CALENDAR (MARCH)

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:

Mar 7                       Mt Mikes Pizza                                                            1 PM – 3 PM
2011 Naglee Ave, San Jose                         408-280-5070

Mar 15                     Another Slice of APPle Pie             10 AM - 12 PM
101 N Bascom Ave, San Jose                      408-295-4016
“Accessible Devices & Apps – iOS updates”

Mar 15                     Movies Out of Sight!                                     1 PM - 3 PM
101 N Bascom Ave, San Jose                      408-295-4016
“Narrated Films”

Mar 21                     Karaoke                                                                                   1 PM – 3 PM
2200 Eastridge Loop, Ste 2094, SJ 408-513-8290

 

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Wednesday Speakers & Topics

Mar 6              Jane Flower – Guide Dogs for the Blind

Mar 13            Breathe CA – Oximeter Tests

Mar 20            Senior Nutrition Program – Nutrition Updates

Mar 27            Clear Captions – Accessible Communications Tech

 

 

VISTA CENTER – SAN JOSE
www.VisionBeyondSight.org
WINTER 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.

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.

 


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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-vision 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 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
Learn basic cutting, measuring, mixing, stove top and oven use and have fun in the kitchen! Instructor: Haley   Fee $35/session (5 weeks) – On Hiatus

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   
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 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 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. 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

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION  
We celebrate birthdays on the last Wednesday of each month by providing birthday cake! Everyone is welcome to join the fun!

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.

 

Another Slice of APPle Pie

Join us for our Accessible Technology Sessions

 

Join Vista San Jose’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,             JANUARY 18                   1 To 3 PM
Friday,             FEBRUARY 15                1 To 3 PM
Friday,             MARCH 15                     1 To 3 PM

AND THEN

           Movies Out of Sight!

Join us for a social movie event with descriptive narration

 

Join Vista San Jose’s Movie Focus Group to review new movies. Sign-up in advance. $5 fee for refreshments. See you all here!

For more info call 295-4016 ext.204

Friday,             JANUARY 18                   1 To 3 PM
Friday,             FEBRUARY 15                1 To 3 PM
Friday,             MARCH 15                     1 To 3 PM

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