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Serving people who are blind or visually impaired since 1905


Rehabilitation Center Student Appears on the Community Television Network

Click here to listen to an impressive interview on the experience of one, very articulate Rehab Center student on Community Television Network (CTN).
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Remodeling for Seniors & Vision Impaired

Maine Properties, LLC Blog: http://mainepropertiesllc.com/home-lighting-improvements-seniors-visually-impaired/ Posted By Ron Haskell on Aug 2, 2017 http://mainepropertiesllc.com/home-lighting-improvements-seniors-visually-impaired/   Simple Home Modifications for Safety & Comfort Vision issues can seem to take center stage as we get older. As we age, we require 2 – 3 times
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SHARED VISION QUEST RIDERS TO ARRIVE IN PORTLAND

August 3, 2017 Steven Kelley, CVRT, CATIS, CRC Vision Rehab Therapist  Maine natives Mike Robertson and Hans Breaux are expected to arrive in Portland Maine Friday, August 3 in the afternoon, after completing nearly 4000 miles on their bicycles from the Pacific Coast in Washington, where they departed June 26, headed back to West Quoddy Head. Mike Robertson is legally blind from cone-rod
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Shared Vision Quest Diary

Mike and Hans of Shared Vision Quest are in Eastern Michigan, passing the halfway mark heading to Buffalo this weekend. Here is an audio interview by Steve Kelley, CVRT, CRC, Vision Rehab Therapist at The Iris Network. July 28, 2017. https://sharedvisionquest.org/blog/2017/7/28/shared-vision-quest-shuffles-off-to-buffalo
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Blind woman told she couldn't join a travel tour without a companion - The Boston Globe

The following appeared on BostonGlobe.com: Date: Jul 25, 2017 A Boston-based travel company wants a blind prospective tourist to find a traveling companion before they allow her on their trip, a requirement the traveler says is unfair. http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2017/07/24/blind-traveler-tour-company-dispute/R0i3tc1yAfFcF7Yr6c8zML/story.html?s_campaign=8315
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Upcoming Iris Network Events

08/28/2017 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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09/11/2017 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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09/25/2017 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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10/ 9/2017 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

08/20/2017 08:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Behind Our Eyes Group

April 3rd, 2011: Behind Our Eyes 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. This group meets through phone calls to discuss writings, listen to speakers and network with fellow writers. Meetings are held the first and third Sunday of each month. Contact Elisa Busch at 571-257-7355 or glbusch@comcast.net for more information.

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09/ 1/2017 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
DOVER LOW VISION GROUP

Who are we?

We are a support group.  We provide connection to others who are blind or visually impaired as well as their spouses, partners, friends etc.

Employees of the Division of the Blind and Visually Impaired (DBVI) also attend to provide information and access to services to anyone experiencing visual impairment or blindness.

MEETING TIME AND PLACE

We meet on the FIRST FRIDAY of each month.  We meet from 10:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. in the community center at Thayer Parkway, Dover-Foxcroft.

PLEASE JOIN US!  Any questions, contact:

Nancy, 564-0036 OR  Marlana, 564-0332.

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09/ 2/2017
The Lewiston Auburn Support Group

The Lewiston Auburn Support Group meets from 12-1 the first Saturday of the month at George’s Pizza in Auburn. FMI please call Leon Proctor at 212-1455.

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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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