You’re Invited…

to our 28th Annual Dinner & Auction

Thursday, May 25, 2017

5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

The Burlington Country Club

568 South Prospect Street, Burlington

Tickets $100 per person

Please RSVP to Katie Shappy at (802) 863-1358 ext. 219 or kshappy@vabvi.org by May 12, 2017.

Each year we hold this event to raise funds for our organization. These funds enable our students to attend an educational summer camp program and seniors to attend support groups across the state.

Silent & Live Auction conducted by Auctioneer Jamie Polli of GameshowsVT

 

NE-AER VRT Division Spring Conference 2017

Two-part workshop will provide a hands-on opportunity to learn about: the Eligibility requirements, the application process, equipment that is available through the grant, and the basics of fostering communication with clients who are DeafBlind. ACVREP credit pending. Register Here early- space is limited!

Friday May 12, 2017

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

$50 ($40 for NE-AER Members)

Holton Hall Conference Room (4th Floor), 130 Austine Drive, Brattleboro, VT 05301

 

Upcoming 2017 PALS Groups 
  • Springfield
    • April 2017
      • Memory skills and national poetry month
    • May 2017
      • N/A
    • June 2017
      • Balance strategies for those with low vision/chair yoga
    • July 2017
      • Picnic at Stoughton Pond
  • Brattleboro
    • April 2017
      • Memory skills and poetry month
    • May 2017
      • Balance strategies for those with low vision/chair yoga
    • June 2017
      • Part I Video from VABVI series “Living with someone with low vision”
    • July 2017
      • Bowling
  • Woodstock
    • April 2017
      • Memory skills and national poetry month
    • May 2017
      • Part I Video from VABVI series “Living with someone with low vision”
    • June 2017
      • Part II Video from VABVI series “Living with someone with low vision”
    • July 2017
      • Part III Video from VABVI series “Living with someone with low vision”
  • Bennington
    • April 2017
      • Spring: looking good, feeling good! Adaptive equipment to be demonstrated: talking scales, talking blood pressure cuff and magnified mirror. Sunglass tints demonstrated. Personal hygiene tips shared.
    • May 2017
      • Tips and Tricks for the Visually Impaired: Sharing and discussing of a potpourri of tips/resources to help with everyday issues.
  • Essex
    • April 2017
      • April 5th– No group meeting
      • April 19th– Visitor’s- Essex Hollow Play School at 10:30 AM- Singing and Music- Topic: of the group sharing old memories with each other
    • May 2017
      • May 3rd– Speaker- Janet Green- Topic: Yoga
      • May 17th– Visitor’s- Essex Hollow Play School at 10:30 AM- Singing and Music- Speaker: Jean Palmer/ Taya Tarr- DBVI
    • June 2017
      • June 7th–  Visitor’s -Esssex Hollow Play School at 10:30 AM- Singing and Music- Speaker: Kim Irish- Aldrich- Topic: Decluttering Your Household
      • June 21st– Meeting at the Bay City Market- Topic: Walking- Walking the waterfront bike path
  • Middlebury
    • April 2017
      • April 17th– Speakers- Melissa Hoellerich and Carol Wood – Topic: DBVI
    • May 2017
      • May 15th– Speaker- Jane Smith- Addison County Home Health- Topic: Advanced Directives
    • June 2017
      • June 19th– Picnic/ Potluck- Place to be determined
  • Rutland
    • April 2017
      • April 11th– Speaker- Gail Wheeler- Topic: Tai-Chi for people with visual impairments,Speaker- Jack Trainer – Topic: Orientation and Mobility
      • April- 25th– Speakers- Melissa Hoellerich and Carol Wood- Topic: DBVI-Speaker- Lynn Tucker- Rutland County Sheriff’s Office- Project Lifesaver- Topic: Simple Ways to Declutter                 Your Home
    • May 2017
      • May- 9th–   Speaker- Kim Irish- Alidrich- Topic: Balance and Falls
      • May 23rd–  Speaker- Lynn Tucker- Rutland County Sheriff’s Office – Project Lifesaver- Topic: Fire Safety
    • June 2017
      • June 13th– Picnic- Place to be determined
      • June 27th– Speaker- Lynn Tucker- Rutland County Sheriff’s Office- Project Lifesaver- Topic: SAAD Disorder

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Discounted Flynn Tickets:

If you are a VABVI client, volunteer driver, or spouse of a client, you have the opportunity to attend performances at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts (153 Main St., Burlington, VT) for only $2. Discounted tickets are limited and distributed on a first come first serve basis. Limit two tickets. Please contact (802) 863-1358 ext. 224 to learn more.

“The Voice” (our newsletter) and our Annual Report:

Winter 2016 VOICE   –   Spring 2016 VOICE   –   Summer 2016 VOICE   –   FY2016 Annual Report

Winter 2015 VOICE   –   Spring 2015 VOICE   –   Summer 2015 VOICE   –   FY2015 Annual Report

Winter 2014 VOICE   –   Spring 2014 VOICE   –   Summer 2014 VOICE   –   FY2014 Annual Report

Winter 2013 VOICE   –   Spring 2013 VOICE   –   Summer 2013 VOICE   –   FY2013 Annual Report

Winter 2012 VOICE   –   Spring 2012 VOICE   –   Summer 2012 VOICE   –   FY2012 Annual Report