Along with participation in the four core training classes, students are encouraged to participate in discussions and confidence-building activities such as a Talking Book Club, monthly Educational Workshops, weekly Peer Support Groups, and a Crafts Program that help develop positive attitudes about blindness. FOCB also sponsors field trips and activities that provide opportunities to socialize with others facing the challenges of vision loss.
This program is designed for people who like to socialize with friends while creating something beautiful with their hands. Participants do not need to be a student or client of the Center to join but must be visually impaired.
If you or someone you know is facing the difficult adjustment of living with blindness or progressive vision loss, the Peer Support Group provides a safe and welcoming environment. Participants share encouragement and discuss problem solving skills that help to develop a positive attitude toward blindness.
To address the needs of the whole person, FOCB hosts confidence-building activities that including bowling, cruising down the Intercoastal Waterway, attending the South Florida Fair, and touring the Palm Beach Zoo. These activities help blind people to believe in themselves, gain confidence in their skill, and learn to think differently about blindness while having fun. Palm Tran Connection tickets may be reimbursed to all participants of FOCB programs and activities.
In partnership with Palm Beach County Library System, participants are invited to join a virtual presentation and discussion of current books taking place on the third Thursday of each month.
The public is invited to Zoom into FOCB’s monthly educational workshops taking place on the fourth Thursday of each month. Topics include a broad range of information and resources to assist with overcoming the challenges presented through visual impairment. For further information, contact Jason at FOCB. 561-642-0005