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Blindness Support Services
Descriptive Movies
9:30am Drama/action
1:30pm Animation
Breakfast in the Dark
Braille Club
Memorial Day

May is Blind Awareness Month

Blind Awareness Month (BAM), was started to highlight all that a Blind/Visually Impaired person is capable of accomplishing. The tools and skills developed to train those persons who come through the doors of Blindness Support Services are demonstrated to the public. Public knowledge helps the average person understand how this amazing population can thrive in our complex society. Take the time to come, learn and enjoy life from a different perspective.

We will be hosting a bunch of activities for this month to increase your awareness of what it is like to be Blind.

BAM Activities

The BID Group, and BID Group Partners, proclaim May 19 to be Blind Diabetes Independence Day!

the Prodigy audio talking blood glucomter

Bob Bourdette, Director of Sales with BID Group sponsor Advanced Diabetes Supply, will be at
Blindness Support Services, Inc. 3696 Beatty Drive Riverside, CA 92506 on Friday, May 19 at 10:00am for a Prodigy Voice Blood Glucose Meter Workshop. Blind diabetics within traveling distance of Riverside, CA can attend in person. Blind diabetics, blindness social workers, CDEs, and those who cannot be there in person may join the meeting via conference call by dialing 641-715-0861 and entering the pin number 886466#. We will be hosting blind diabetics from across the country who want to learn how to use the Prodigy Voice Meter, get started with using the living with diabetes and blindness training materials, and make new friends. For more information about this event
contact Feliciano Godoy at (951) 341-0296.

BID Group sponsor, Advanced Diabetes Supply, provides the only NFB + AFB Award Winning Blind-Friendly Prodigy Voice meter to people on Medicare, private health plans, and cash pay. They sell Prodigy test strips for just $6.87 per box for people with no insurance. If you want more information about the BID Group,
call Jerry Munden at (980) 253-0949 or to order a Prodigy Voice meter and supplies call Bob Bourdette at (760) 579-7230.

a french toast breakfast

Breakfast in the Dark

Breakfast in the Dark on Saturday May 20, 2017 at BSS from 9:00am-12:00noon.

We have tickets for sale at the Front Desk for $7.00. Call for more information at: (951) 341-9244.

Check out all of the recurring events here at Blindness Support.

La Red Social Para Latinos (Spanish Peer Support)

Adjustment to Blindness Peer Support Group for Spanish Speaking Blind Patrons

The Spanish speaking peer support group.

This event is held on the second Friday of the month from 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.

RUHS BH logo

Mental Health Services (RUHS-BH)

Carlos Lamadrid will be facilitating one on one consultation sessions covering various topics. This will be on every second Tuesday of the month with 30 minute consultation sessions.

If you have a visual impairment Call our front desk to inquire!
No health insurance necessary!

Call (951)-341-9244
Consultations will be from 10:00am until 12noon and resume 1:00pm until 3:00pm.

Descriptive Movie Presentations

movie projector

This event is held on the third Thursday of the month at BSS.
We will be presenting these descriptive movies.

Movie Times are at:
9:30 a.m. - Drama/Action Feature
1:30 p.m. - Animation Feature

We host descriptive movie presentations for blind and visually impaired audiences.
There is a $3.00 donation and a variety of snacks are available for purchase.

Adjustment to Blindness Peer Support Group/Health and Safety Presentation

The peer support group meeting at BSS.

This event is held on the third Friday of the month from 10am-12noon at BSS.
The Health and Safety presentation is to inform and teach everyone about being safety minded and healthy well-being at home and in the work place.

Are you having difficulties adjusting to blindness?

The Adjustment to Blindness is a peer group of Blind and Visually Impaired individuals who come together to discuss the issues about blindness and the challenges of coping with being Blind. Come to this meeting for open discussions about these issues. This group meeting is free to the public.

The event will take place at the BSS Main Office Facility located at 3696 Beatty Drive in the City of Riverside.

Come to our Apple Devices Club!

The Apple Devices Club members holding up their Apple Devices.

This event is held on the third Friday of the month from 1-3pm at BSS.

It's free to our Blind patrons and don't forget to bring your iPad, iPod, or your iPhone. There are many innovations to aid people who are blind. There are Apps for that and we will show you how to use them.

We Have A Braille Club

This event is held on the last Friday of the month from 10am-12noon at BSS.

the BSS Braille Club

It is a lot of fun. Come on in and be a part of this club. We will have phrases printed in Jumbo Braille, Uncontracted Braille, and Contracted Braille. We will focus on how to maintain and increase the fluency of your Braille reading skills.

Braille Club Rewards

Participants earn free entry to one Descriptive Video of their choice after attending four consecutive Braille Club meetings or reading 20 unique braille strips at your designated level. Invite your Braille Reading friends to come and improve their skill with monthly practice. BSS Students have priority on space available but every Braille Reader is welcome. Remember to sign in so your participation is documented and you get credit for your accomplishments.

For more information on these events, you can contact us at: (951) 341-9244.