Welcome to Blindness Support Services
We at Blindness Support Services are dedicated to teaching those who are blind or have visual impairments to become more independent and adapt to the challenges they have.
Our annual breakfast event is fast approaching!
Friday, May 10 from 8:00AM- 12:00 Noon, We will have two presentations, Vispero will be presenting low-vision focused technologies and Sweetman Systems will be presenting technologies focused on those closer to fully blind. This will be a great opportunity to learn more on modern Assistive Technologies and have hands on time with the products.
On Saturday, May 18 from 9-12 noon, join us for a dining experience filled with laughter, excitement and surprises! Purchase your Breakfast at our office for only $5.00! French toast, bacon or turkey sausage, scrambled eggs and fruit! Coffee, juice and water. Space is limited! So, RSVP and purchase at our front desk by 5/6/19
Find out more about our upcomming Blind Awareness Month events here at blindnesssupport.com/blind_awareness_month.html
Unless otherwise specified, the following meetings are held at
Blindness Support Services Inc.
3696 Beatty Dr. Riverside, CA 92506
*Our Meetings are invite only. Please contact us to RSVP before the meeting date.
Call: (951) 341-9244 or stop by our front desk
La Red Social Para Latinos (Spanish Peer Support)
Adjustment to Blindness Peer Support Group for Spanish Speaking Blind Patrons
When: Friday, April 12, 2019 from 10:00AM- 12:00PM
We have an Adjustment to Blindness Peer Support Group where you can come and discuss the issues you face as a person with a visual impairment. We have resources and tips to improve your independence. We have various topics and meet every second Friday of the month. This group is for people who speak Spanish.
Wellness Support Group
When: Friday, April 12, 2019 from 1:00PM- 3:00PM
Our Health & Wellness group is designed to help the blind and visually impaired pursue a safe, healthy, and active lifestyle. Topics vary monthly and generally center around diet and exercise this event is held on the second Friday of the month.
This month we will have speakers from the American Red Cross speaking on the topic of Earthquake safety and preparedness. Then we will talk about healthy green smoothies.
When: Friday, April 19, 2019 from 10:00AM- 12:00PM
We have a Peer Support group where individuals that are blind are visually impaired can interact with others. We have various topics and activities. We meet every third Friday of the month.
Peer Support on April 19th is called, “Meet the Candidate”. We will have 3 candidates running for ward council from various areas in the City of Riverside. If you are a Riverside resident, traveler or shopper and would like to join us, RSVP with Maria at our front desk!
10AM: Richard Rubio Ward 3 Magnolia Center, Victoria, Airport, Hawarden Hills
11AM: Erin Edwards Ward 1 Wood Streets, Grand, Downtown
Apple Devices Club
When: Friday, April 19, 2019 from 1:00- 3:00PM
We discuss topics related to Apple iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad Devices and Apps followed by open discussion. It is free to our Blind patrons and do not forget to bring your iPad, iPod, or your iPhone. If you do not have an Apple Device, but would like to Join us and learn, you are welcome to come! We meet the third Friday of every month.
This month, we will be discussing applications that can be utilized when traveling. Navigation, point of interest identification and other apps will be discussed. After that we will have open discussion.
When: Friday, March 29, 2019 from 10:00AM- 12:00PM
Join us and have fun reading Braille material in uncontracted and contracted formats. Come and be a part of this club to maintain and increase the fluency of your Braille reading skills. We meet the last Friday of every month with various topics. RSVP today!
Assistive Technology Showcase
Friday, May 10 from 8:00AM- 12:00 Noon at Blindness Support Services
We will have two presentations, Vispero will be presenting low-vision focused technologies and Sweetman Systems will be presenting technologies focused on those closer to fully blind. This will be a great opportunity to learn more on modern Assistive Technologies and have hands on time with the products.
From 8:00AM- 9:30AM, Vispero will be presenting Freedom Scientific, Enhanced Vision and Optelec low-vision products.
From 10:00AM- 12:00 Noon, Sweetman Systems will be presenting Freedom Scientific, Humanware, Hims and other Technologies.
RSVP at our front desk by Thursday May 9th
Blind Awareness Breakfast
Saturday May 18 from 9-12 noon at Blindness Support Services
Join us for a dining experience filled with laughter, excitement and surprises!
Purchase your Breakfast at our office for only $5.00!
French toast, bacon or turkey sausage, scrambled eggs and fruit! Coffee, juice and water.
Space is limited! So, RSVP and purchase at our front desk by 5/6/19
50/50 Opportunity Drawing
Winner takes home ½ the pot of money!
1 ticket: $1 OR 6 tickets: $5
13 tickets: $10
Winner does not need to be present
If you would like to be involved or for more information about Blind Awareness Month Activities, you can contact us at: (951) 341-9244.
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