Independent Living & Social Events

 

Life Skills Education

Life Skills Education services are designed to provide information and education to help clients understand, compensate for and adjust to their vision loss; and to help  them maintain independence in the home, family unit and community.  Life Skills Education can be provided one-on-one to individuals in their homes or to groups through monthly Lunch and Learn sessions. 

Sessions include education and training on pertinent issues such as eye health education, low vision and adaptive product information, health and wellness education (i.e. diabetes, heart disease, stroke, hypertension, arthritis, obesity, etc.), availability of community resources, emergency preparedness, first-aid, sensory development, stress management, self-esteem building, self-advocacy, assertiveness training, banking options, crime prevention and other related topics.  For information on topics, dates and times of upcoming Lunch and Learn sessions click here

Social Events

We feel that it is important for our blind and visually impaired clients to remain active and connected to others.  We offer an array of Social/Recreation Events that are adapted for our clients such as Bingo Dinners, Book Club, Annual Arline Phillips Holiday Party, Annual Picnic, and Bloomsburg Fair and Beacon Lodge Bus Trips.  Each client and one guide may attend Social/Recreation Events free of charge.  If needed, we will arrange free transportation for clients to most of our Social/Recreation Events.  For dates and times of upcoming Social/Recreation Events click here

  • Bingo Dinners

We host monthly Bingo Dinners where we provide a meal followed by several games of Bingo.  We use large print and Braille Bingo cards and have plenty of helpers on hand to assist our clients if need be.

  • Book Club

We have an active Book Club that meets once a month.  Participants all read a digital audio version of a book and meet over coffee and snacks to discuss the book.  Although the Book Club is always eager to welcome new members, clients do not have to be members of Book Club to receive digital audio books.  For more information on how to sign up for digital audio books call 570-693-3555 ext. 226 or send us an email

  • Annual Arline Phillips Holiday Party

Each year we celebrate the holidays with our clients at the Annual Arline Phillips Holiday Party.  It’s a fun evening for everyone to get dressed up and head out for dinner and some holiday entertainment.  We even have a visit by a special guest from the North Pole!

  • Annual Picnic

Each June we hold our Annual Picnic at the Plains Pavilion.  Clients and their guides are treated to hamburgers, potato salad, and all of the other fixings for a food and fun filled afternoon!

  • Bloomsburg Fair and Beacon Lodge Bus Trips

Clients are able to take advantage of several bus trips that we offer each year.  In July, we take clients to and from the PA Lions Beacon Lodge Camp for an 11 day retreat where they are able to participate in many individual and group activities adapted for people with vision loss.  Activities include swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, art, riflery, archery and more.  Then in September, we take a bus trip to the Bloomsburg Fair where clients are able to enjoy all of the activities, sights, sounds and treats the fair has to offer!