Serving people who are blind or visually impaired since 1905


Hadley Get Up and Go!

Hadley Get Up and Go! Fitness Ideas for People who are Blind or Visually Impaired  Steven Kelley CVRT, CATIS, CRC, Learning Expert   Hadley discussion group with some resources on how to get started again with fitness. Listen at: https://hadley.edu/discussions/GetUpAndGo.asp
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A Guide to Rehab: How to Get Started with Vision Rehabilitation Services

An interview with Kendra Farrow at the National Research and Training Center (NRTC) at Mississippi State University interviewed by Steve Kelley , CVRT, CATIS, CRC explaining how to get started with vision rehabilitation services. In addition, Hadley Presents, "Guide to Rehab." Listen at: https://p9i3r6r2.ssl.hwcdn.net/k4w2w6y8/cds/HadleyPresents/AudioTrack/2019-06-04.mp3 or stream it
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FAMILY AND CAREGIVERS GUIDE FOR THE DISABLED

Here is a helpful Family and Caregivers Guide for the Disabled . It contains an overview of the ways a family caregiver can make the caretaking process easier and more convenient for the people who have care and support needs and their caregivers. For more information contact: Rilee Chester Community Relations Manager rilee@shccouncil.org (877) 405-7516
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Adaptive Summer Sailing & Music Activities!

IMPOSSIBLE DREAM is the world’s only catamaran designed form the keel up to be universally accessible.   Join us for an open-house in support of our Horizons Adaptive Sailing Program and The Impossible Dream – a 60’ fully accessible catamaran from Miami, Florida, will be docked at SailMaine for tours! Entertainment and light refreshment will be provided.  August 2
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P/T Back-up Driver (Central Maine)

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 community integration, seeks a part-time back-up Driver-Reader to occasionally provide transportation for itinerant staff person who is visually impaired.  There are no fixed number of hours for this position, but up to a max of 30
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Upcoming Iris Network Events

07/22/2019 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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08/12/2019 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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08/26/2019 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/ 9/2019 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

07/21/2019 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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07/25/2019 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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07/31/2019
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) last Wednesday of the month from September until June (except July and August), from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. FMI call Brenda Bacon 207-646-7079.

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08/ 1/2019 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Bangor Disability Peer Support Group

Bangor Disability Peer Support Group 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m at Advanced Modifications in Hermon; the number is 848-8226 This group meets on the first Thursday of each month. FMI: contact Alpha One in Bangor at 207-941-6553, TTY 877-229-8954

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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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