Peer Support

Meeting and getting to know other people who are living with a visual impairment is one of the most important and helpful things that you can do. If you are new to living with a loss of vision, learning that you are not alone and that others have overcome the challenges that you currently face is incredibly empowering. For those who have been living with a visual impairment for a while, sharing your knowledge and experiences is a great help to others and will help motivate them to continue on their journey.


VISION (Visual Impairment Support, Information, Opportunities, and News) is an open small group meeting for anyone living with a visual impairment as well as family members, caregivers, and friends. The groups meet in several locations throughout the state each month and are ideal for people who are new to living with a visual impairment.

The meetings are facilitated by IN-SIGHT staff members who encourage the participants to share their stories, ask questions, provide support, and learn from each other. These meetings will be starting in September 2022 and the schedule will be posted here soon. You can also view upcoming events on our agency calendar by clicking this link.

Looking Forward

This four-part small group series is designed for people who are new to living with a visual impairment. Through peer learning, participants identify the individual challenges they face due to their vision loss and the support and resources they need to overcome them. This program is offered periodically during the year. For more information, contact Doreen Holmes at

Positive Outlook

This unique monthly group for people living with vision loss. You will find this to be the perfect group experience if you are seeking peer support, answers to your questions, and just feel like you are not the only one facing the challenges that sometimes come with reduced vision. Attending a VISION group before attending this group is highly recommended. This group meets once per month at IN-SIGHT. For more information, contact Doreen Holmes at

Yoga Workshops

These free one-hour workshops are held at IN-SIGHT. Everyone follows along at their own pace and comfort. This group is perfect for beginners as well as folks who have some Yoga experience. A Yoga mat is provided to each participant at no charge thanks to grants from the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation and BankNewport. For more information, contact Doreen Holmes at

Book Club

Our lively monthly book discussion group meets at IN-SIGHT on the third Friday of every month from 10 AM – 12 PM. The book to be discussed each month is chosen in advance by the members of the group and all of the chosen titles are available for free through the NLS Talking Books program. For more information, contact Carla Ferreira at

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