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Serving people who are blind or visually impaired since 1905


AUCTION & YARD SALE

The Falmouth Lions are having an AUCTION & YARD SALE June 2 101 Woods Rd Falmouth, ME Yard sale begins at 8am/Auction begins at 9am with GREAT DEALS! Prior to that date, they are looking for donated items (anything from tools to boats) that they will pick up. Email: jpwcraftsman@maine.rr.com or text 207-671-5050 preferred (from 3-6pm Monday-Saturday)  
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Pat Monahan’s Retirement

  Pat Monahan and her Husband Gene Pat Monahan has been employed as a Vision Rehabilitation Therapist (VRT) with the Iris Network, Bangor Office, since 2003 serving adults and transition students in one of the largest territories in northern Maine. Pat is a quiet, reserved person, but when it comes to advocating for her clients she is the first one to speak up.  As an intern in 2002,
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Vision Rehabilitation Therapist or VRT Intern – 2 open positions

Position :  Vision Rehabilitation Therapist or Intern, full-time, salaried, with benefits, one serving the mid-coast region and the other serving the north-central region 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
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Steve Kelley Interview

Steven Kelley, a certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist (CVRT) sat down with Portland Media to talk about vision rehabilitation services throughout Maine. With the approach of Vision Rehabilitation Awareness Week, April 8-14, 2018, in honor of Anne Sullivan’s birthday, one of the pioneers of vision rehab, it is a great opportunity to talk about how Mainers experiencing a vision loss
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Seeing the World

Seeing the World, Sometimes in Ways We Never Imagined. George Wurtzel Talks about His Star Role in the Subaru Commercial on Blind Abilities  http://blindabilities.com/bapresents/seeing-the-world-sometimes-in-ways-we-never-imagined-george-wurtzel-talks-about-his-star-role-in-the-subaru-commercial/  
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Upcoming Iris Network Events

04/23/2018 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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05/14/2018 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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05/28/2018 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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06/11/2018 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

04/26/2018 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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05/ 1/2018
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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05/ 1/2018
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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05/ 3/2018
The Wells Support Group

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.

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Portland, ME 04102
(207) 774-6273
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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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