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Walking Club with VISIONS

 

Walking Club with VISIONS

**All volunteers must commit to the program for the 6 week duration.**

Looking for a new way to exercise? Want to get others moving? Lead seniors who are blind or have low vision in a 6 week walking club in an effort to help motivate them to exercise!

**Note: a mandatory training session will precede the project on the first day. The training will be from 8:45am - 9:30am, and the project will be 9:30am-11am. In this training, volunteers will learn how to be a guide for people who are blind/ have low vision.

Committed Project Date Range:

9/10, 9/17, 9/24,10/1,10/8,10/15

Committed

Partner

Founded in 1926, VISIONS assists people of all ages who are blind or visually impaired to lead independent and active lives in their homes and communities. They also educate the public to understand the capabilities and needs of people who are blind or visually impaired so that they may be integrated into all aspects of community life. VISIONS fulfills its purpose by providing individualized rehabilitation training at home or in the community, social services, employment training and job development, and group and community education and activities. One of their programs, VISIONS at Selis Manor, located in Chelsea, is a community center with support groups, volunteer and social work services, computer training, and adapted activities for people who are blind.