Community Outreach Programs

carolyn and judy at outreach
Weekly Outreach flyer

FREE Independent Living Program for the Visually Impaired
Thursdays: 10AM-11:30AM
Location: Volen Center, 1515 W. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton

In 2008, FOCB expanded its programs to include an Outreach Program at the Volen Center in Boca for visually impaired seniors who are unable to travel to our center in Palm Springs. This program provides an opportunity to learn alternative techniques of doing everyday tasks, discuss vision-related problems, gain the confidence to take an active role in the community, and be with others who are in the same situation.

Just ask for our “VIP” class when you arrive.

Our class will increase the abilities of those with low vision to care for themselves and greatly reduce the need for costly outside intervention by a visiting nurse or placement in a nursing home.

This class is taught by FOCB instructors who provide solutions for daily problems you come up against when struggling with vision loss. You will be introduced to the latest aids and appliances adapted for people with low vision, and receive tips for:

  • Identifying money;
  • First aid;
  • Paying bills;
  • Labeling medications;
  • Easy retrieval of clothes and food items;
  • Doing laundry;
  • Cooking and working safely in the kitchen;
  • Cleaning and managing your home;
  • Writing letters;
  • Reading mail;
  • Using the telephone;
  • Personal grooming; and
  • Basic sewing tasks.