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April 2019

Knowing Your Own Mind: The Key to Happiness

April 4, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join Gen Kelsang Chikyi from the Atisha Kadampa Buddhist Center for a talk and guided meditation that will be a practical guide for developing and maintaining a light and positive state of mind, showing you how to recognize and abandon thoughts and intentions that harm us, and to replace them with meaningful and beneficial ones. The inspiring discovery we make from exploring and discovering how our mind works is that we can heal our mental pain and attain a lasting…

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August 2019

A Fib, Diabetes & You

August 7, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

A Fib. You have probably heard the term many times. As the most common heart arrhythmia, it gets a great deal of mention in the news, and in advertisements for medications and treatments to deal with it. But just what is A Fib? What causes it? What can be done to treat it, or prevent it? And what is its connection to diabetes? This topic will explore all the above aspects of an issue that most of us have heard…

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September 2019

Creating Tailgate Party Food

September 17, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on October 28, 2019 at 10:00 am

Join vision rehabilitation teacher Carla for this workshop that will introduce you to adaptive tools and techniques for being more safe and effective in the kitchen. You will also have the chance to put these skills to use by making some party appetizers. We will also discuss strategies for prepping and serving appetizers when you are hosting a social gathering.

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Bon Appetit

September 23, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join vision rehabilitation teacher Carla Ferreira for this hands on workshop that will focus on tips and techniques for making dining at home and in public less stressful for people living with vision loss. Among the skills to be demonstrated are identifying what’s on your plate, cutting food, adding condiments, telling the difference between salt and pepper, pouring liquids, and navigating the dinner table without the fear of knocking things over or spilling things.

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Assistive Technology Open House

September 30, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Come and meet our new Director of Assistive Technology, Gloria Stuart. Learn more about our new assistive technology program, and get your questions about technology answered at this free event which is open to everyone! Register by Clicking Here

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October 2019

From Hamper to Hanger

October 7, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join Carla for this fun, hands on workshop that will provide you with simple adaptations to make sorting, finding, and laundering clothing much easier. You will learn some techniques for marking your clothes to make them easier to identify, systems for organizing closets and drawers, tips for treating stains, and how to use the washing machine and dryer when you may not be able to see the controls.

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Jack-O-Lantern Workshop

October 22, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Just in time for Halloween, join us for what promises to be a fun workshop where you will have the chance to carve a pumpkin in order to create your own unique jack-o-lantern. Pumpkins, carving tools, and other adaptive aids will be provided at no cost. Participants will be able to take their creations home at the end!

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Creating Tailgate Party Food

October 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on October 28, 2019 at 10:00 am

Join vision rehabilitation teacher Carla for this workshop that will introduce you to adaptive tools and techniques for being more safe and effective in the kitchen. You will also have the chance to put these skills to use by making some party appetizers. We will also discuss strategies for prepping and serving appetizers when you are hosting a social gathering.

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November 2019

Identity Theft Workshop

November 5, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Increasingly all of us are at a greater risk for having our identity stolen and credit ruined. Join us for this workshop led by a Rhode Island State Police detective who will explain in detail what identity theft is, how people may try to access your personal information, steps you can take now to protect yourself, and what to do should you suspect that your personal information may have been compromised. There will also be time for you to ask…

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What’s New in IOS 13?

November 21, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

On September 19, Apple released the latest version of its operating system, IOS 13. So what changed? What are the cool new features? What should you be aware of? Bring your iPhone or IPad and join us for a casual conversation about all things IOS 13. Gloria will tell you what she knows and will invite everyone else to share their knowledge too. You don’t need to be an IOS expert to participate, everyone is welcome! To register, please contact…

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January 2020

Positive Outlook Group

January 7, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on February 11, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on March 10, 2020 at 10:00 am

Join us for this unique monthly group for people living with any level of vision loss. The group is ideal for those who are seeking peer support, answers to their questions, or who just want to feel like they are not the only ones facing the challenges that come with reduced vision. The group is open to people who are new to vision loss as well as those who have been living with it for many years. There is no…

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Understanding Memory Loss

January 20, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on February 17, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on March 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on April 20, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Concerned about those “senior moments?” Forgetting names, appointments, where you left your keys, or just feeling less sharp than you were? While there is a significant increased risk of dementia that comes with vision loss, the good news is that there are lots of strategies to reduce your risk. Cognitive health is just as important as physical health, and there is a great deal we can do every day to dramatically reduce risk and stay sharp. The four sessions will…

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Looking Forward

January 21, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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One event on February 18, 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on March 17, 2020 at 10:30 am

You have been told that your vision loss is at the point where you should access help, but where do you start? Learning about all of the programs that are available and trying to figure out where to go can be very overwhelming. Looking Forward is a workshop that can help you start to figure out what is available and what services might be right for you. During this one hour program, you, your family members, and friends will have…

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February 2020

Positive Outlook Group

February 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on February 11, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on March 10, 2020 at 10:00 am

Join us for this unique monthly group for people living with any level of vision loss. The group is ideal for those who are seeking peer support, answers to their questions, or who just want to feel like they are not the only ones facing the challenges that come with reduced vision. The group is open to people who are new to vision loss as well as those who have been living with it for many years. There is no…

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AIRA & Be My Eyes Apps Workshop

February 13, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Need help finding something in the fridge? Have you ever dropped something on the floor and been unable to find it? Come and learn about AIRA and Be My Eyes, two unique apps that connect you with a sighted operator for visual assistance through a live video call using the camera on your phone or tablet.

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Understanding Memory Loss

February 17, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on February 17, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on March 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on April 20, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Concerned about those “senior moments?” Forgetting names, appointments, where you left your keys, or just feeling less sharp than you were? While there is a significant increased risk of dementia that comes with vision loss, the good news is that there are lots of strategies to reduce your risk. Cognitive health is just as important as physical health, and there is a great deal we can do every day to dramatically reduce risk and stay sharp. The four sessions will…

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Looking Forward

February 18, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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One event on February 18, 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on March 17, 2020 at 10:30 am

You have been told that your vision loss is at the point where you should access help, but where do you start? Learning about all of the programs that are available and trying to figure out where to go can be very overwhelming. Looking Forward is a workshop that can help you start to figure out what is available and what services might be right for you. During this one hour program, you, your family members, and friends will have…

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March 2020

What is Orientation and Mobility?

March 5, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Are you struggling to get around with limited sight? Do you find yourself bumping into things, tripping over obstacles, or getting lost when you are traveling on your own? Orientation and mobility training can help you develop a toolbox full of techniques for being able to get around confidently and safely. Our orientation and mobility specialist Melissa Mabee, along with some past adult students, will talk about what O&M training involves and answer any questions that you might have. We…

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Positive Outlook Group

March 10, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on February 11, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on March 10, 2020 at 10:00 am

Join us for this unique monthly group for people living with any level of vision loss. The group is ideal for those who are seeking peer support, answers to their questions, or who just want to feel like they are not the only ones facing the challenges that come with reduced vision. The group is open to people who are new to vision loss as well as those who have been living with it for many years. There is no…

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Looking Forward

March 17, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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One event on February 18, 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on March 17, 2020 at 10:30 am

You have been told that your vision loss is at the point where you should access help, but where do you start? Learning about all of the programs that are available and trying to figure out where to go can be very overwhelming. Looking Forward is a workshop that can help you start to figure out what is available and what services might be right for you. During this one hour program, you, your family members, and friends will have…

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Family Experience

March 31, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

The next Family Experience event will be held on Thursday, March 31 from 11AM – 1PM at Davenport's East Providence. Family Experience is a program for clients and their family members or close friends and provides a great opportunity for learning and support. The March 31 event will feature a presentation by Christine Grover, a local family therapist. Christine will be talking about how communication can help build stronger and healthier relationships. There will also be an opportunity for the…

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April 2020

Healthy Snacking for Diabetics

April 6, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on April 27, 2020 at 10:00 am

Facilitated by IN-SIGHT staff members John Pimentel and Carla Ferreira.  This two-hour small-group workshop will focus on why you need to be aware of how and what they are snacking on as well as a discussion about snack alternatives for people living with diabetes.  Then we will head into the IN-SIGHT kitchen to whip up a couple of these snacks for all to enjoy.

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Accessible Phones Workshop

April 13, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join us for a workshop where we will introduce you to two cell phones designed specifically for the blind and visually impaired: BlindShell and Lucia. We will provide a demonstration of each device and discuss their accessibility options. In addition, we will also talk about what a smartphone is and what there is for accessibility options for visually impaired and blind persons.

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Understanding Memory Loss

April 20, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on February 17, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on March 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on April 20, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Concerned about those “senior moments?” Forgetting names, appointments, where you left your keys, or just feeling less sharp than you were? While there is a significant increased risk of dementia that comes with vision loss, the good news is that there are lots of strategies to reduce your risk. Cognitive health is just as important as physical health, and there is a great deal we can do every day to dramatically reduce risk and stay sharp. The four sessions will…

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AT Discovery Open House

April 23, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on May 7, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on June 18, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Curious about assistive technology but not sure what is out there? Join us for an introduction to assistive technology devices and explore the potential independence that they can bring you. These monthly demonstrations are held in a relaxed environment where you can try the devices out for yourself. Equipment available for demonstration includes video magnifiers, wearable video magnifiers, tablets, smart home technologies and more. The open houses are for demonstration and trial use only and are not individual evaluation sessions.

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Healthy Snacking for Diabetics

April 27, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on April 27, 2020 at 10:00 am

Facilitated by IN-SIGHT staff members John Pimentel and Carla Ferreira.  This two-hour small-group workshop will focus on why you need to be aware of how and what they are snacking on as well as a discussion about snack alternatives for people living with diabetes.  Then we will head into the IN-SIGHT kitchen to whip up a couple of these snacks for all to enjoy.

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May 2020

AT Discovery Open House

May 7, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on May 7, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on June 18, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Curious about assistive technology but not sure what is out there? Join us for an introduction to assistive technology devices and explore the potential independence that they can bring you. These monthly demonstrations are held in a relaxed environment where you can try the devices out for yourself. Equipment available for demonstration includes video magnifiers, wearable video magnifiers, tablets, smart home technologies and more. The open houses are for demonstration and trial use only and are not individual evaluation sessions.

Find out more »

Understanding Memory Loss

May 11, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Concerned about those “senior moments?” Forgetting names, appointments, where you left your keys, or just feeling less sharp than you were? While there is a significant increased risk of dementia that comes with vision loss, the good news is that there are lots of strategies to reduce your risk. Cognitive health is just as important as physical health, and there is a great deal we can do every day to dramatically reduce risk and stay sharp. The four sessions will…

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Positive Outlook

May 12, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on April 14, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on June 9, 2020 at 10:00 am

Join us for our monthly Positive Outlook support group. Facilitated by IN-SIGHT staff, these open monthly meetings generally includes a discussion amongst the group members about issues related to vision loss. The group is free and is open to anyone who is living with vision loss.

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Smart Home Technology

May 18, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

What are smart devices and how can they assist visually impaired and blind persons? Come and learn about devices like Amazon Alexa and Google Home which allow you to control things like televisions and household appliances using just your voice!

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Looking Forward

May 19, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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One event on June 16, 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on April 21, 2020 at 10:30 am

You have been told that your vision loss is at the point where you should access help, but where do you start? Learning about all of the programs that are available and trying to figure out where to go can be very overwhelming. Looking Forward is a workshop that can help you start to figure out what is available and what services might be right for you. During this one hour program, you, your family members, and friends will have…

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