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Register for Fall Programs

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There is something for everyone this fall at INSIGHT! Click a link below for a workshop description and use the form below to register for workshops.

Balancing Act

Getting Around Safely

Sharpen Your Skills

Yoga Workshops

Ceramics Workshops

Technology Workshops

 

Balancing Act
Thursday, September 28
11AM – 12:30PM

The Balancing Act program is for anyone who wants to improve their balance, stability, and reduce the threat of falls.

During this workshop, after a brief overview of techniques for improving balance and reducing falls, we will learn and practice a few different exercises as a group. Each participant will also receive large print instructions that can be used to practice at home after the workshop.

There is a limit of 10 people. A light lunch will be served from 12PM – 12:30PM.

 

Getting Around Safely: The Basics
Friday, October 6
11AM – 12:30PM

Join Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist Melissa Mabee for this hands on workshop that will provide an overview of various skills that can help you improve your safety in your home and in the community.

We will discuss and practice a variety of skills including basic safety techniques, identifying and avoiding obstacles, navigating stairs, and the proper way to do sighted guide technique.

This is a great workshop for people who have started to feel less safe or secure when walking around either alone or with other people due to a lack of vision.

A complimentary light lunch will be provided.

 

Sharpen Your Skills
Thursday, October 19 and
Thursday, October 26
11AM – 12:30PM

This workshop anyone who has had long white cane training in the past and is interested in checking their skills or adapting their technique due to changes in their physical health.

This is also a great workshop for those who are feeling self-conscious about using the white cane.

The first workshop will be held at INSIGHT and the second workshop will be held at a location in the community to be determined by the group. There is a limit of 5 people for this workshop. A light lunch will be provided at both sessions.

 

Yoga Workshops
Wednesdays,
September 20 - October 25

11:00AM - 12:00PM

We are pleased to welcome back Doreen Holmes for a six-session Yoga workshop.

Being visually impaired herself, Doreen has been able to create a fun, accessible, and easy to follow Yoga class that is perfect for anyone who wants to improve balance and stamina while also reducing stress.

The class is open to folks from begninners to Yoga experts and all of the exercises can be adapted to your abilities.

Workshops will be held at INSIGHT. There is a limit of 10 clients for this workshop. Water and light snacks will be provided, folks are welcome to stay for lunch are asked to bring it with them.

 

Ceramics Workshops
Tuesdays, October 3 - 17

10AM – 12:00PM

Join us for this three session ceramics class that this time will be focused on learning how to use a pottery wheel to create unique works of art. Clay, glazes, firing, and instruction are all included in this free workshop series.

The workshops will be at Mudstone Studios, 30 Cutler Street in Warren. The studio is on a RIDE route.

Due to the limited number of pottery wheels, only ten spots for clients only are available for this series.

 

Technology Workshops
Tuesday, September 26

10:00AM - 11:30AM
12:30PM - 2:00PM
2:30PM - 4:00PM

Join the staff from New England Low Vision and Blindness for one of three technology workshops at INSIGHT.

These hands on, individual demonstrations are designed for people who are looking to expand their independence through the use of technology or to upgrade the products they are already using.

NELVB will have a full display of their wide range of products including video magnifiers, computer software, text to speech products, and portable low vision solutions.

Four technology consultants will be available to insure that someone is able to work with each participant individually to provide an in depth demonstration of the products of most interest to you and answer your questions.

There is a limit of 6 clients per session. One sighted guest per client is also welcome to attend the workshop.