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Serving people who are blind or visually impaired since 1905


Podcasts on Vision Loss, Macular Degeneration, and GoGo Grandparent

Here is a link to the Eyes on Success interview with Dan Roberts, founder of Macular Degeneration (MD) Support Group : http://www.eyesonsuccess.net/show%20notes/show%20notes%201824.htm .  This podcast contains a recording of “Your Amazing Eyes” by Dan Roberts which is great for clients new to vision loss or macular degeneration. Roberts offers a monthly “tele-support”  group:
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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

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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08/27/2018 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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09/10/2018 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

07/17/2018
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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07/17/2018 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
Waterville Disability Peer Support Group

Waterville Disability Peer Support Group 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Pleasant Street
United Methodist Church. This group meets each month on the third Tuesday of the month. For more information, contact Alpha One in Bangor at (207) 941-6553 or TTY (877) 229-8954.

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07/26/2018 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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08/ 2/2018
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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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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