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Enrichment Opportunities

The Enrichment Program seeks to be accessible and of interest to a wide range of visually impaired adults in Southeastern Wisconsin. To be inclusive, our events and classes are offered at a variety of times and at locations throughout the community. We strive to partner with community organizations and companies in an effort to not duplicate existing services.

This is a quarterly calendar of opportunities for people with vision loss and their families. Please share with those who may benefit.

REGISTRATION

Advanced registration is necessary for all opportunities and is open until one week prior to the event date, unless otherwise noted. Any event costs are listed above and payments need to be made at time of registration.  There are no refunds for payments. Cancellations are needed at least 48 hours in advance and are appreciated as there are a limited number of participants for these events.   

To Register: contact our receptionists, Max Presgraves at 414-615-0100 or

FALL 2018

Ragtime Delight
Wednesday, November 14; 6:30—8:00 pm
Vision Forward, Buck Hall
Cost: Free
Join musician Doug Haise for his upbeat and dance-worthy evening of lively music and fun.

Healthy Holiday Hors d’oeuvres
Thursday, November 15; 1:00—2:30 pm
Vision Forward Adult Rehabilitation Services Kitchen
Cost: Free
The holidays can be a challenging time for eating and cooking healthy. Join nurse and Community Medicine Clinical Coordinator, Jenny Ovide, as she explores ways to prepare simple, healthy hors d’oeuvres to enjoy at home or bring to your holiday parties. Enjoy delicious samples during the class! Space is limited.

Braille Art – Holiday Greeting Cards
Tuesday, November 20; 3:00—5:00 pm
Vision Forward
Cost: Free
Are you interested in learning about Braille Art and having fun while trying something new? Join us as we create unique greeting cards with tactile graphics on a Perkins Braillewriter. Some of the designs to choose from will include an angel, holiday tree or animals. We will supply the paper, braillers and instructions. No prior experience with braille is necessary.

Understanding Grief and Loss
Thursdays, November 29, December 6, December 13 and December 20;
11:00 am—12:30 pm
Vision Forward
Cost: Free
This series will address the various losses that can cause us to grieve, including the loss of vision. Attendance for all four sessions is recommended but not required. Sessions will cover: the many factors that affect how we grieve, how we can manage the strong emotions of grief and how we can best respond to others who are grieving.

Dinners Out
Tuesdays; 5:00—8:00 pm
Cost: Participants are required to pay for their individual meal, beverages and tip.
Meet a group out for dinner on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

Tuesday, October 9: Oscar’s Frozen Custard
2362 S 108th St, Milwaukee, WI 53227

Tuesday, November 13: Baker’s Square Restaurant and Bakery
10200 W National Ave, West Allis, WI 53227

Tuesday, December 11: Saz’s State House
5539 W State St, Milwaukee, WI 53208

Our Mission: Empower, educate, and enhance the lives of individuals impacted by vision loss through all of life’s transitions.