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Serving people who are blind or visually impaired since 1905


President & Executive Director

The Iris Network, an innovative nonprofit organization exclusively serving people who are blind or visually impaired, is seeking an experienced and highly motivated leader to serve as its President & Executive Director. We are seeking a dynamic leader who embraces innovation, pursues new opportunities and is passionate about advancing the organization. The ideal candidate will be an
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Spring 2017 Newsletter

A pdf of this newsletter is available by clicking here .  The Iris Network Spring 2017 Insight Newsletter is Here! A printed version with an accessible code is also being mailed to our constituents this week. If you want to receive one and are not on our mailing list, contact Terri Tomchak at ttomchak@theiris.org or call (207) 518-5040. With a Little Help from my
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Vision Rehabilitation Therapist or VRT Trainee

Position :  Vision Rehabilitation Therapist, full-time, salaried, with benefits, serving Augusta and surrounding communities in Maine. Agency :  The Iris Network, 189 Park Avenue, Portland, ME.  www.theiris.org The Iris Network, a community-based nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with a mission of helping people who are visually impaired or blind to attain independence and community
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Nonantum Benefit Breakfast for the Iris Network

The NONANTUM RESORT in Maine is hosting a breakfast as part of a benefit series starting in May. The event will take place Saturday May 6 from 7:30-10:00am at the NONANTUM RESORT at 95 Avenue in Kennebunkport . A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Iris Network . Come join us! Walk-ins are welcome. The cost is $16.95 per adult; $6.95 for children under 12; and children 2 and under eat
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See Glaucoma: A Webinar on May 3, 2017 (3:00 PM ETD)

Presented by Jullia A. Rosdahl, M.D., Ph.D., Kym Collins-Lee, and Sherrol A. Reynolds, O.D., FAAO Nearly 3 million Americans have glaucoma, an eye disease that can cause vision loss and blindness and often has no early warning signs. Half of the people who have glaucoma don’t know it. Lack of awareness and the absence of symptoms are preventing people from detecting the disease early. You
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Upcoming Iris Network Events

05/ 8/2017 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM
A support group for clients with low vision is available in the Bangor area

In collaboration with Maine’s Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired (DBVI) and The Iris Network, a support group for clients with low vision in the Bangor area has formed with an initial six members and is open for new members to join. They meet at the Career Center on the second and forth Monday every month at 1-2:30pm.  Family and friends are also invited. Sessions are now led by DBVI or The Iris Network staff, addressing participants’ areas of interest where members share their experiences and needs. For more information, contact Sue Summers at ssummers@theiris.org.

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05/22/2017 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM
A support group for clients with low vision is available in the Bangor area

In collaboration with Maine’s Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired (DBVI) and The Iris Network, a support group for clients with low vision in the Bangor area has formed with an initial six members and is open for new members to join. They meet at the Career Center on the second and forth Monday every month at 1-2:30pm.  Family and friends are also invited. Sessions are now led by DBVI or The Iris Network staff, addressing participants’ areas of interest where members share their experiences and needs. For more information, contact Sue Summers at ssummers@theiris.org.

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06/12/2017 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM
A support group for clients with low vision is available in the Bangor area

In collaboration with Maine’s Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired (DBVI) and The Iris Network, a support group for clients with low vision in the Bangor area has formed with an initial six members and is open for new members to join. They meet at the Career Center on the second and forth Monday every month at 1-2:30pm.  Family and friends are also invited. Sessions are now led by DBVI or The Iris Network staff, addressing participants’ areas of interest where members share their experiences and needs. For more information, contact Sue Summers at ssummers@theiris.org.

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06/26/2017 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM
A support group for clients with low vision is available in the Bangor area

In collaboration with Maine’s Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired (DBVI) and The Iris Network, a support group for clients with low vision in the Bangor area has formed with an initial six members and is open for new members to join. They meet at the Career Center on the second and forth Monday every month at 1-2:30pm.  Family and friends are also invited. Sessions are now led by DBVI or The Iris Network staff, addressing participants’ areas of interest where members share their experiences and needs. For more information, contact Sue Summers at ssummers@theiris.org.

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Upcoming Community Events

05/ 1/2017
VIP Group of Boothbay Harbor

Visually Impaired Persons (VIP) group has changed its meeting time in Boothbay Harbor from the first Tuesday of every month to the first Monday of every month from 1:00-2:30pm; and from St Andrews Village Retirement Community to the Saint Columbas Episcopal Church at 32 Emery Ln, Boothbay Harbor, Maine. For meeting times, contact Mollie Moore at (207) 633-3810. For more information, call Molly Moore at 663-3810 or Joan Stark at 633-2498.

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05/ 2/2017
The Sunshine Club

The Sunshine Club, Meets the 1st Tuesday of each month from 11:00 to 1:00 at the Lobster Trap on 25 Bay St. Winslow.  Contact Betty Soule for more information about the Sunshine Club or to participate at (207) 872-2967 or (207) 557-5181. Click here for more information.

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05/ 2/2017
Visually Impaired Support Team Alliance or VISTA

Originated in the Augusta area, allowing people with a vision impairment to meet in an informal environment to talk about our challenges and how we overcome those challenges.  We mentor and support one another by listening to one another, offering encouragement, and praising one another for overcoming and achieving.  No achievement is ever too small!  We meet on the First and Third Tuesdays of each month.  The time is 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm EST.  We welcome you!  for more information, please call or write: Leona McKenna 207-333-7087

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Portland, ME 04102
(207) 774-6273
www.theiris.org

The Iris Network is a community-based, Maine nonprofit 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation. Our vision is to build a world where no person is limited by visual impairment or blindness. The Iris Network is accredited by the National Accreditation Council for Blindness and Low Vision Services.

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