Office Closure Dates

Wednesday, December 25,2019
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Monday, February 17, 2020
Monday, May 25, 2020
Friday, July 3, 2020
Monday, September 7, 2020
Thursday, November 26, 2020 and Friday, November 27, 2020

Support Groups for visually impaired adults are held twice a month at EBC (EBC Vision Group) in Santa Rosa and once a month at off campus locations in Sonoma, Lake, Napa and Mendocino counties. The groups are open and informal where participants are encouraged to share their experiences in a friendly atmosphere.

We provide an overview and an opportunity in a fun and open atmosphere to discuss a variety of topics including low vision aids, such as handheld and electronic magnifiers:

  • Assistive Technology devices can improve our communication and access, using tools such as smart phones, iPhone, iPad and iPod, which incorporate a personal assistant, voice-over screen readers, GPS and more.
  • Independent Living Skills involves acquiring adaptive skills for cooking, household management and techniques to help us remain independent in our home.
  • Reviews and examples of lighting, glare reduction, CTAP phones and talking book players are available to explore.

Please note that support group schedules may vary and not all groups meet at all times. For current schedules or more information, contact the EBC at (707) 523-3222.

In Sonoma County:

 

EBC Low Vision Group
For visually impaired adults. Meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 11:00am-1:00pm at the Earle Baum Center, 4539 Occidental Rd., Santa Rosa, CA.

Friends House Support Group
 For visually impaired adults. Meets the 1st Monday of each month from 10:00-11:30am in the Friends House crafts room, 684 Benicia Drive, Santa Rosa, CA.

Oakmont Gardens Support Group
 For visually impaired adults. Meets the 3rd Monday of each month from 10:30-11:30am in the Oakmont Gardens Activities Room, 301 White Oak Dr., Santa Rosa, CA.

Petaluma Senior Center Low Vision Support Group
For visually impaired adults. Meets the 4th Friday of each month from 10:00am-12:00pm at the Petaluma Lucchesi Senior Center, 211 Novak Dr., Petaluma, CA.

Redwood Empire Chapter of the California Council of the Blind
An advocacy group open to anyone interested in issues pertaining to the blind. Meets the 3rd Friday of each month from 1:00-3:00pm at the Earle Baum Center, 4539 Occidental Road., Santa Rosa, CA.

Sonoma Low Vision Support Group
For visually impaired adults. Meets the 1st Monday of each month from 1:30-3:00pm at Vintage House, 264 First St. E., Sonoma, CA.

Spring Lake Village Low Vision Group
For visually impaired adults. Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month from 10:15am-12:00pm at Spring Lake Village, 5555 Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa, CA.

VA Support Group
Open to all veterans. Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month from 12:30-2:00pm in room 4 at the Earle Baum Center, 4539 Occidental Rd., Santa Rosa, CA.

 

In Lake County:

Lakeport Support Group
Open to visually impaired adults. Meets the 4th Thursday of each month from 10:30-11:30am at the Lakeport Library, 1425 N. High St., Lakeport, CA.

 

In Mendocino County:

Ukiah Support Group
Open to visually impaired adults. Meets the 1st Tuesday of each month from 1:00-3:00pm at Walnut Village in the Community Room, 1240 N. Pine St., Ukiah, CA.

 

In Napa County:

The Meadows of Napa Support Group
Open to visually impaired adults. Meets the 2nd Monday of each month from 10:00-11:00am at The Meadows of Napa, 1800 Atrium Parkway, Napa, CA.

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