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Serving people who are blind or visually impaired since 1905


THE RED SOX ARE CALLING WITH A GREAT OPPORTUNITY!

It’s up to EACH ONE OF US to email this to our friends and family and post on social media, daily or weekly until July 13 for a chance to win $10,000 and Red Sox Tickets to support the work we do at The Iris Network, helping people who are blind or visually impaired attain independence and community integration. Check “inclusivity” as the area we support and be sure to type in The Iris
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Part-time Resident Care Worker (CRMA)

Position :  Resident Care Worker, part-time approx. 30 hours/week, ideally with some flexibility, no benefits, based in Portland, ME  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
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Team Sea to See

A team of cyclists—4 blind and 4 sighted, started the Race Across America yesterday in CA. They will be riding tandem bikes nonstop for 9 days (June, 2018) to Maryland over 3000 miles, in what is considered one of the toughest cycling events in the world! AND their message is about employment and opportunities for folks with vision loss! So here are some links to follow them and provide
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Andy Valley Senior Expo in Auburn June 20, 2018

Join us Wednesday, June 20, 2018, for the free Andy Valley Senior Expo. We'll be at the beautiful Hilton Riverwatch (14 Great Falls Plaza in Auburn) from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Here's a list of exhibitors, plus we have five great speakers, and music by Memory Lane. Ask Dan Buck of Daniel Buck Auctions & Appraisals (a former Antiques Roadshow appraiser) to look at your small antiques! Get
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Guide to Flying with Disabilities

Guide to Flying with Disabilities A guide that provides travel tips and airport considerations for each type of disability was created by creditcard.com, as well as information on rights and accommodations as a disabled traveler. The following article was published in conformance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines to allow easy interpretation for readers with disabilities.
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Upcoming Iris Network Events

06/25/2018 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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07/ 9/2018 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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07/23/2018 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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08/13/2018 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

06/28/2018 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Visual Impairment Service Team (VIST) Education and Support Group

Education and Support group hosted by the Visual Impairment Services Team at VA Maine: 4th Thursday of the month from 10-11:30am (except Nov. and Dec. when it occurs the 3rd Thursday).  This is a closed group for veterans enrolled in the VA Maine Visual Impairment Services Team (VIST) program.  Contact Amy Tague at 1-877-421-8263, ext. 5944 for more information on how to participate.

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07/ 1/2018 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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07/ 3/2018
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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07/ 3/2018 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM
VIP Group of Boothbay Harbor

Visually Impaired Persons (VIP) group in Boothbay Harbor meets the first Tuesday of every month from 1:00-2:30pm at the Community Center located in the Meadow Mall, 185 Townsend Ave, Boothbay Harbor, Maine. There is no meeting in July. For more information, contact Mollie Moore at 207-633-3810 or Joan Stark at 207-633-2498.

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189 Park Avenue
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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