Social Clubs

The Lighthouse offers several social programs that meet monthly, including Focus Group, Book Club, and Boot Up Club.

Focus Group

Focus Group is a monthly gathering offering socialization, support, education, awareness, advocacy and interaction with peers. Educational speakers are often invited to present information on various topics.

Three participants celebrating Cinco de Mayo at the Lighthouse Focus Group, wearing ponchos and sombreros.

 

Book Club

Do you enjoy reading? Great! This is an activity you don’t need to give up when you have a visual impairment.

Our Book Club meets once a month to discuss a book chosen by the members. Sometimes it is a best seller, sometimes it is a classic. We read fiction and non-fiction. Books are in a digital format and provided by the Library of Congress Talking Book Service. We welcome readers of all ages. We also welcome print and braille readers.

Come to the discussion even if you didn’t read or didn’t finish the book. The Book Club meets in two locations and often has members from other areas participate “virtually” through BlindCafe.net.

Boot Up Club

Boot Up Club is a computer social club for people who are legally blind. Members must have either completed training in the use of assistive technology, such as screen reading software, magnification software, braille technologies, etc. or demonstrate a basic level of technology proficiency using any needed assistive technology. We often have members from other areas participate virtually through BlindCafe.net.

Activities include group discussions, new product information, demonstrations of devices and software by members or the facilitators, as well as presentations from manufacturers and vendors regarding technology for people with visual impairments.