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Annual Family and Friends Day
Living Life Out Loud: Celebrating Freedom for the Blind!
Open to anyone who is blind or vision impaired, or anyone who has a family member or friend who is blind or experiencing vision loss and wants to learn how they can help.
When: Saturday, October 19, 2013, 9:00 AM -- 4:00 PM
Where: Virginia Rehabilitation Center for the Blind and Vision Impaired
401 Azalea Avenue, Richmond, VA 23227
Have you wondered how or if blind people could do ballroom dancing, yoga, bike riding, or other recreational activities? What kinds of jobs are blind people doing? What are the latest developments in technology for the blind? How do blind parents take care of their children independently? What peer support groups are out there, and how can you benefit from becoming active in one?
Whether you have been blind or vision impaired for many years or have only recently been diagnosed as legally blind, whether you have participated in the VRCBVI training program or not, the 2013 VRCBVI Family and Friends Day has something for you! Come and meet successful blind people who are engaged in their communities and work. It will be an exciting time to focus on what you can do rather than what you can't see.
This activity is free to participants. A cookout lunch will be available to all who come for just $3.00 per person (no charge for children under the age of 12).
RSVP by Tuesday, October 15, 2013, by calling (804) 371-3151 to let us know that you plan to attend and how many people will be in your party.
Come prepared to have fun, meet new friends, catch up with friends you haven't seen in a while, learn a lot, and get involved in activities you love to do!
Download the 2013 Family and Friends Day Agenda.
The Virginia Rehabilitation Center for the Blind and Vision Impaired (VRCBVI), operated by the Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired (DBVI), was established in 1970 to provide comprehensive adjustment services to severely visually impaired Virginians.
For a blind person, using senses other than sight to "see" may be difficult at first, but with the proper training, it can be much easier. That is our goal at The Virginia Rehabilitation Center for the Blind and Vision Impaired. The center teaches blind persons strategies and skills to adapt to living without sight, and we teach people with partial vision ways to use their remaining sight more effectively.
We encourage students to identify their abilities and choose the course best suited for them. As a result, the blind and visually impaired can lead more independent, more successful, and more satisfying lives.
To find out more about VRCBVI services:
See General Program page
Write to :
401 Azalea Avenue
Richmond, VA 23227