Clients to Start 2021 with Experiences for their Minds, Bodies, and Spirits

The Center for Vision Loss will open 2021 with experiences that promote personal independence in clients’ minds, bodies, and spirits throughout January.

Clients’ minds will engage through weekly Tech Talk sessions, January’s peer support group sessions, and the month’s Crafters Corner activity. Their bodies will be nourished by a lesson on cooking meals in a foil pouch, strengthened by a socially-distanced exercise session, and protected through a class on traveling safety in wintry outdoor conditions. Their spirits will be inspired by the agency’s monthly Spotlight On Independence session – during which a client shares their tale of triumph – and an introduction to meditation.

The Center for Vision Loss has adapted most of its services for remote delivery since the start of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Its January in-person programs will have strict participation limits due to updated state regulations. The cooking lesson will be held twice to allow more clients to participate.



All classes and activities are listed below. Additional details are available in the agency’s January activities bulletin. All programs that are not designated for specific groups are open to all clients. The agency will be closed on Friday, Jan. 1, in observance of New Year’s Day and on Monday, Jan. 18, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Life Skills Education

  • Monday, Jan. 4, 11 a.m.: Beginner Braille; conducted by phone
  • Tuesday, Jan. 5, 11 a.m.: Spotlight On Independence; conducted by phone
  • Thursday, Jan. 7, 12:30 p.m.: Tech Talk; conducted by videoconferencing or phone
  • Monday, Jan. 11, 11 a.m.: Beginner Braille; conducted by phone
  • Thursday, Jan. 14, 12:30 p.m.: Tech Talk; conducted by videoconferencing or phone
  • Tuesday, Jan. 19, 10:30 a.m.: Cooking in a Pouch; conducted in-person at the Lehigh Valley Campus with a limit to three participating clients
  • Wednesday, Jan. 20, 10:30 a.m.: Cooking in a Pouch; conducted in-person at the Lehigh Valley Campus with a limit to three participating clients
  • Thursday, Jan. 21, 12:30 p.m.: Tech Talk; conducted by videoconferencing or phone
  • Monday, Jan. 25, 11 a.m.: Beginner Braille; conducted by phone
  • Thursday, Jan. 28, 10:30 a.m.: Safety Tips for Outdoor Travel; conducted by phone
  • Thursday, Jan. 28, 12:30 p.m.: Tech Talk; conducted by videoconferencing or phone
  • Friday, Jan. 29, 11 a.m.: Learn Meditation; conducted by videoconferencing or phone

Peer Support Groups

  • Monday, Jan. 4, 10 a.m.: Monroe Client Group; conducted by videoconferencing or phone
  • Thursday, Jan. 7, 10 a.m.: Lehigh Valley Client Group; conducted by phone
  • Monday, Jan. 11, 10 a.m.: Spanish-Speaking Client Group; conducted by videoconferencing or phone
  • Tuesday, Jan. 12, 11 a.m.: Women’s Chat Group; conducted by phone
  • Thursday, Jan. 14, 10 a.m.: Men’s Group; conducted by phone

Additional Activities

  • Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2:30 p.m.: Musician Meetup; conducted by phone
  • Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1 p.m.: Get Up and Move! Exercise Activities; conducted by phone
  • Tuesday, Jan. 26, 11 a.m.: Crafters Corner Activity; conducted in-person at the Lehigh Valley Campus with a limit to three participating clients

Clients must register for the in-person programs because of the participation limits. Clients can register by phone at 610.433.6018, Ext. 225. Transportation services will not be available for those programs.