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The Earle Baum Center is a nonprofit regional community center in Santa Rosa California, serving people with sight loss in Napa, Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino Counties.

Earle Baum Center Employee receives High Honors from County of Sonoma

Santa Rosa Resident Denise Vancil Will Receive Employee Initiative Award from Sonoma County Mayor

January 22, 2018 (Santa Rosa, CA) -- Earle Baum Center is pleased to announce that Vision Rehabilitation Specialist Denise Vancil will receive the 14th Annual Employee Initiative Award sponsored by the Sonoma County Mayors' Committee on the Employment of People with Disabilities for her exemplary work in the field of vision rehabilitation. The awards breakfast will take place Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at the Flamingo Conference Center Resort and Spa in Santa Rosa.

Vancil, who has been blind since age 13, works as a Vision Rehabilitation Therapist and Instructor at the Earle Baum Center in Santa Rosa. She teaches a variety of skills to others with vision loss, including braille and household independence skills such as cleaning, cooking, managing finances and matching clothes. She also leads groups in tap dance, tandem cycling, exercise class, ukulele and birding by ear. Vancil was selected to receive this award for her leadership, enthusiasm, leading by example and going beyond the call of duty to make her students feel empowered to live full, engaged lives.

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Fun day kayaking on the Petaluma River

Balance Class

The Earle Baum Center of the Blind Presents Balance Class

Tuesday's 10:00 to 12:00
Starting January 9th and running for 8 weeks

Balance is a key component of fitness, along with strength, endurance and flexibility. In this class you will work to develop your ability to feel your feet and sense the position of your body in the environment or surroundings and work on your capacity to tell if you are really moving through space. You are not working out, you are having fun!

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Art through touch

The Earle Baum Center of the Blind Presents ART History Through Touch and Sound 10 week series we are studying the Baroque Art of the 17th Century

EBC presents an art history class series using a program developed by Art Education for the Blind, Inc. 10 WEEK SERIES TUESDAYS 10:00-12:00 STARTING MARCH 6th THROUGH MAY 15th.

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Latest Newsletter

Read our latest newsletter to find out "What Keeps Me Going", the Message from the CEO, Assistive Technology, and much more!

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Tandem Bike Program

Check out our Tandem Bike Program

At the Earle Baum Center, we teach people with vision loss the skills needed to live independent, successful lives. To practice those skills, gain confidence, and explore various interests and activities, we have a Learning Independence For Enjoyment (LIFE) program. One of our most active groups is our tandem bicycle group, who call themselves the "Baum Squad"!

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Earle Baum Hangout

Please join us at the Earle Baum Hang-Out/Game Night, second Tuesday of every month.

Come join kids, volunteers, and parents of all ages and backgrounds hangout at the Earle Baum Center for the Blind with some snacks, accessible games, fun talks, and laughs.

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The Earle Baum Center is offering a space for people to come together and talk, as a community that was deeply affected by their experience with the recent fires. This is for our blind and visually impaired community, as well as anyone who is sighted who wants to talk.

Please join us, bring a friend, neighbor or family member all are welcome.

The Earle Baum Center
A Community Discussion Group

Hours: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesdays: Dec 6, 13, Jan 3, 10, 17 & 24
For those of you who can not attend live you can call in and attend from home
Call in: 1-605-468-8003 Participant Code: 879407#
Donations Accepted

For More Information, GO TO: or call 707-523-3222


Our mission is to provide opportunities for people who are blind or visually impaired to improve and enrich their personal, social and economic lives.

The Earle Baum Center is a nonprofit regional community center in Santa Rosa California, serving people with sight loss in Napa, Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino Counties.


It is the Vision of the Earle Baum Center to facilitate personal independence and growth for people who are blind or vision impaired by:

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Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday 8:00am to 4:00pm
Friday 8:00am to 3:00pm

4539 Occidental Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Phone: (707) 523-3222
Fax: (707) 636-2768

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