Low Vision Seniors (OIB)Attention: Attorneys, Optometrists, Ophthalmologists, Physicians, Nurses, Home Health Care Providers, Geriatric Specialists, Mental Health Professionals, Community Resource Specialists, Social Security Technicians, Housing Providers, Religious Organizations, Law Enforcement Officers, Firefighters, Paramedics, Family Members, who know, love, work with, care or provide services for
SENIORS LIVING WITH VISION IMPAIRMENT
The Center for People With Disabilities provides free services, resources, and referrals for visually impaired and blind seniors.
REMAIN INDEPENDENT AND ACTIVE!
Call the CPWD North Metro Office at: 303-790 1390
The Older Individuals with Blindness Program, established in 1988, provides support, resources, and advocacy to assist Arapahoe, Adams, Boulder, Broomfield, and Jefferson County residents 55 and older with vision impairments or blindness to remain independent in their chosen place of residence.
The peer groups and activities offered by this program have been tremendously successful in connecting participants with resources available in the community to assist them in maintaining their individual level of independence. This program promotes and encourages individuals to learn new skills that allow the individual experiencing low vision or blindness to remain as independent as they choose to be.
All services are free.
- Peer support group meetings
- Speakers at peer support group meetings, e.g., eye specialists, assistive device representatives, blind or low vision community members.
- Public transit use training
- Referrals - visual screening services
- Social activities
- Independent living skills training
- Transportation to group activities
- Home visits to assist with low tech home modification
Peer support: Weekly meetings at various locations for support, social activities, and information and referral, arranging for speakers or researching topics for discussion suggested by group members.
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Columbine Village on Allison
5310 Allison Street
4th Thursday of each month 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Community Recreation Center
6842 Wadsworth Blvd.
4th Thursday of each month 11:00am – 12:00noon
Exempla Colorado Lutheran Home
8001 W. 71st Ave.
2nd Tuesday of each month 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Springwood Retirement Campus
6550 Yank Way
2nd Thursday of each month 1:15pm – 2:15pm
Total Long-Term Care – Chambers Center
3551 N. Chambers Rd.
3rd Friday of each month 10:30am – 11:30am
970 Aurora Avenue
4th Monday of each month 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Frasier Meadows Retirement Community
350 Ponca Place
3rd Thursday of each month 1:30 pm – 2:30pm
Golden West Manor
1055 Adams Circle
4th Monday of each month 10:00am – 11:00am
Villas at the Atrium
3350 30th Street
3rd Thursday of each month 3:30pm – 4:30pm
West Boulder Senior Center
909 Arapahoe Ave.
4th Monday of each month 1:00pm – 2:00 pm
Brighton Senior Center
575 Bush Street, Brighton
4th Monday of each month 1:00pm - 2:00pm
12451 Sheridan Blvd.
3rd Thursday of each month 10:30am – 11:30am
Broomfield Senior Center
280 Lamar Street
2nd Tuesday of each month 10:30am – 11:30am
Highland Trail Retirement Community
5085 W. 136th Ave.
4th Wednesday of each month 11:00am – 12:00noon
Town Centre Senior Apartments
999 E. 1st Ave.
3rd Thursday of each month 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Conter Estates Apartments
6600 E. 60th Place
3rd Friday of each month 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Lafayette Senior Center
103 S. Iowa Ave.
4th Friday of each month 10:30am – 11:30am
Atria Inn at Lakewood
555 S. Pierce St.
3rd Wednesday of each month 12:00noon – 1:00pm
Eaton Terrace Residences
333 S. Eaton Street
3rd Wednesday of each month 2:15pm – 3:15pm
Lakewood Clements Community Center
1580 Yarrow Street
4th Wednesday of each month 10:30am – 11:30am
1401 Elmhurst Drive
2nd Friday of each month
Independent Living 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Assisted Living 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Longmont Senior Center
910 Longs Peak Ave.
2nd Friday of each month 10:30am – 11:30am
The Lodge at Balfour
1331 Hecla Drive
4th Friday of each month 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Foothills Park and Recreation District - The Peak Community and Wellness Center
6612 S. Ward Street
2nd Wednesday of each month 10:30am – 11:30am
5975 S. Holly St.
2nd Wednesday of each month 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Northglenn Recreation Center
11801 Community Center Drive
2nd Monday of each month 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Villas at Sunny Acres (VASA)
2513 E. 104th Ave. (Ambassador Bldg.)
2nd Monday of each month 10:00am – 11:00am
Covenant Village Community
9153 Yarrow St.
2nd Thursday of each month 10:00am – 11:00am
5000 W. 75th Ave.
4th Wednesday of each month 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Wheat Ridge Active Adult Center
6363 W. 35th Ave.
3rd Tuesday of each month 1:30pm – 2:30pm
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Center for People With Disabilities (CPWD) OIB Dept. / Seniors Low Vision Program
10351 Grant Street, Unit 1, Thornton, CO 80229
(303) 790-1390 (phone)
(303) 792-0317 (fax)
More About Low Vison Seniors
Skills training: Simple techniques such as differentiating between coins and paper money, how to organize one’s wardrobe or kitchen, safety issues, using color contrast, etc.
Social and recreational activities: Arranging activities suggested by support group members, sharing a meal at a restaurant, visiting store that sells assistive devices and other organizations providing services for the visually impaired, etc.
Other services: Referrals for visual screening services, labeling appliances in the home of clients and transportation to and from group activities, providing written information in an enlarged format, researching topics upon request, provide access to funding resources.