Welcome to Blindness Support Services
BSS staff photo 2015
We are dedicated to teaching those who are blind or have visual impairments to become more independent and adapt to the challenges they have.
Riverside Community Health Exercise and Fitness
Tuesday, 02/09/2016 at Blindness Support Services from 1:30 – 3:00pm.
3696 Beatty Drive Riverside, CA. 92506
Terri Akens Community Outreach Coordinator from the Riverside Community Health Foundation will be instructing an exercise and fitness program for blind/low vision individuals.
Free Wellness Classes with certified instructors give you simple and easy steps to better living on a variety of topics, like diabetes, family nutrition, and heart disease.
It is not easy for a blind person to stay fit and healthy. Come and participate in this program if you want to exercise. This program is free at no cost for your benefit. Stay healthy and stay being fit. Come and enjoy this program offered at BSS.
Find out more about Riverside Community Health Foundation.
La Red Social Para Latinos (Spanish Peer Support)
Adjustment to Blindness Peer Support Group for Spanish Speaking Blind Patrons
Friday, 02/12/2016, 10am-12noon at BSS.
Free to the public. We have an Adjustment to Blindness Peer Support Group where you can come and discuss the issues you face as a blind person. This group is for people who speak Spanish.
At Blindness Support Services we train people who are blind or visually impaired with specialized equipment and computer programs. We take in various kinds of blind people with a wide variety of needs.
Whereas some are in need of Mobility training, others need Independent Living Skills training. We also have two adjustment to blindness peer support groups that facilitate people who have lost their sight and are in need of group counseling. One group is for Spanish speakers and the other is for English speakers.
We have a Blind Children's Department where preschool age blind or visually impaired children are taught with tactile learning props and teaching tools as a precursor to reading Braille.
There is a Blind parenting class for parents who are blind and need help with child rearing practices and advice+.
Our Department of Older Adults provides in-home visits for seniors and teach independent living skills to seniors who are blind or visually impaired.
There are a lot of different classes and resources here at blindness support services. Our Departments also provide training in Spanish.
Our goal is to help people who are blind achieve a higher level of independence so they can function by themselves in society.
Would you like to Volunteer?
If you want to be a volunteer, please contact our Case Coordinator,
Brenda Martinez at: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also download and print the Volunteer form but you must contact us before you can volunteer. All volunteers must be screened and approved before they can participate.
If you would like more information, please contact us at our main office by calling (951) 341-9244.