Community Support Groups
The Dover Low Vision Group 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.
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.
Gardiner, Augusta and Waterville Peer Mentoring and Support Group Date, The Gardiner, Augusta, Waterville area now has a Peer Mentoring and Support Group for individuals with visual impairment. Oct. 2 / Nov. 6 / Dec.4 which are the first Tuesday of the month, at 5:30 p.m., Augusta Maine General Hospital, main floor, Conference Room 3. FMI call Lynn at 207-458-1362.
Visually Impaired Persons Sharing, Rumford, Mexico areas. Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 10:30 at the Oxford Lanes Bowling Alley, Route 2, Rumford followed by a lunch somewhere in the area. FMI call Phil Roberts 562-8724
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 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm EST. We welcome you! for more information, please call or write: Leona McKenna 207-333-7087
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.
The Wells Support Group, For people with vision impairments and their significant others, Wells Congregational Church, Post Road (US Route 1) 1st Thursday of the month (except July and August), from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. FMI call Brenda Bacon 646-7079.
A 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.
A support group for clients with low vision 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 email@example.com.
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.
The Rainbow Club, Meets the 2nd Monday of each monthat the American Legion Post 205, 396 Eastern Ave. in Augusta Lunch cost is $7.00. Please contact Barbara Potter for more information and to R.S.V.P. at (207) 622-3512 Click here for more information.
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