Upcoming Events 2021

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01.21.2021


Resource Roundtable: Join us each 4th Wednesday of the month from 10:30-11:30 when we invite guest speakers and local experts via Zoom or dial in to learn about different aspects of living and THRIVING with vision loss. Our first meeting is Wednesday, January 27th from 10:30-11:30. See below for details. Meetings are open to clients, caregivers and community partners interested in connecting and learning more about our community of individuals with vision loss and on a drop in basis.

What: Resource Roundtable : January 27th featuring the topics of online shopping and transportation

When: 4th Wednesday of the month from 10:30-11:30 (drop in – no reservation needed)

Where: Zoom (link and info below)

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Meeting ID: 826 2256 2040

Save the Date - Wearable Technology Seminar: Wearable Assistive Technology (AT) devices are being created and improved at a rapid pace. Can you keep up? It’s difficult with so many choices and constant changes to technology. That’s why we are happy to announce that MAB will be hosting a Zoom virtual learning series on wearable AT devices in February. Each Thursday session will feature a head-mounted visual AT device. A representative for each device will demonstrate the device, discuss the features, and answer questions. Maggie Edmunds, Low Vision Clinic Director, will moderate the sessions. The series will feature:

What: Wearable Technology Seminar : February 4th featuring the eSight 4

https://esighteyewear.com/

When: Thursdays in the month of February from 11:00-12:00 (drop in – no reservation needed)

Where: Zoom (link and info below)

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Meeting ID: 306 179 2964

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Meeting ID: 306 179 2964

Next up in the series (standby for additional future information):

IrisVision: February 11th 2021

Eyedaptic: February 18th 2021

OrCam MyEye: February 25th 2021

Rename the Mini-Center Competition: We want to rename our Mini-Center to something more appropriate and descriptive of the offering and we need your help!

As a reminder, the Mini Center is an 8-week program run by MAB’s Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapists. It is intended to be an overview of the many services that MAB offers. Mini Center gives patients who are new to vision loss, or have had a recent and significant decrease in their vision an opportunity to learn adaptive skills and access vital resources. In most cases, patients with vision loss have never met another person who is blind so the program gives them an opportunity to meet other individuals who are experiencing the same issues and work through adversity together. Instruction and training each week include different topics such as adaptive kitchen skills, signing your name, pouring, money management, orientation and mobility, transportation, labeling, clothing management, home management, descriptive video, assistive technology, personal communication, etc. The last week of the program the participants take a trip to Camp Dogwood for a tour and information.

For the month of January we will be taking suggestions for renaming our mini-center from everyone. The winner will be judged by select MAB staff and board members and announced in mid-February. The winner will receive a $100 gift card to Amazon. Please send your submissions to ddraa@mabnc.org with the subject “rename the mini center competition”. One submission per person is accepted.

Virtual Yoga/Tai Chi Classes - 2021 Schedule

Virtual yoga/tai chi classes are held on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month, however there has been a recent time change on 3rd Fridays as follow:

Classes as follows:

1st Friday of each month, 2021, 1:00-2:00 pm:

Chair Yoga with Sarah Henderson

3rd Friday of each month, 2021, 2:30-3:30 pm:

Chair Tai Chi (yoga blend) with Will DeGrauw

If you would like to participate in these classes, please contact Rebecca White at rwhite@mabnc.org, or call 704-887-5134. Then plan ahead now and reserve the 1st and 3rd Friday afternoons on your 2021 schedule for these virtual experiences

FREE Virtual Museum Tour: Tuesday, April 13, 2021; 10:00 am-11:00 am

The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art invites you on a Free Virtual Museum tour. Enjoy a descriptive-accessible guided virtual adventure of an exhibit featuring, “Josef Albers: The Interaction of Color” which showcases abstract works created by Albers that focus on how colors react to one another, color mixing, and layering colors, from the comfort of your home! Spaces are limited.

If you would like to participate in this tour, please contact Rebecca White at 704-887-5134 or email rwhite@mabnc.org

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