Our Support Groups meet in person and by phone and audio/video conferences.

Please check the calendar https://earlebaum.org/calendar/ or call the office 707-523-3222 for detailed information.

Instructor-led support groups for adults with vision loss are held twice a month at EBC (EBC Vision Group) in Santa Rosa, and once a month at various off campus locations in Sonoma, Lake, Napa and Mendocino counties. Groups are open to anyone who is legally blind, with a focus on our population of older adults.

Participants are encouraged to share their experiences, and our groups provide a fun and open atmosphere to discuss a variety of topics including low vision aids such as handheld and electronic magnifiers and more:

  • 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 EBC at (707) 523-3222.

 

In Sonoma County:

EBC Low Vision Group – meeting in person and via your phone. 
For adults with vision loss. Meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 11:00a.m.-1:00p.m. Pacific in room 3 at Earle Baum Center, 4539 Occidental Rd., Santa Rosa and via your phone. Please call the EBC main office at 707-523-3222 for the Dialpad number.

 

Friends House Support Group – not meeting currently
For adults with vision loss, we meet the 1st Tuesday of each month from 10:30am-11:30am in the Friends House crafts room, 684 Benicia Drive, Santa Rosa, CA.

 

Oakmont Gardens Support Group 
For adults with vision loss. Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month from 10:30a.m.-11:30a.m. in the Oakmont Gardens Activities Room, 301 White Oak Dr., Santa Rosa, CA.

 

Petaluma Support Group – in person and via your phone
For adults with vision loss. Meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 10:00a.m.-12:00p.m.Pacific at the Petaluma Community Center and via your phone. Please call the EBC main office at 707-523-3222 for the Dialpad number.

 

Redwood Empire Chapter of the California Council of the Blind – not currently meeting.
An advocacy group open to anyone interested in issues pertaining to the blind. Meets the 3rd Friday of each month from 1:00pm-3:00pm at the Earle Baum Center, 4539 Occidental Road., Santa Rosa, CA.

 

Sonoma Support Group 
For adults with vision loss. Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 1:30p.m.-3:00p.m. at Vintage House, 264 First St. E., Sonoma, CA.

 

Spring Lake Village Support Group 
For adults with vision loss. Meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 1:30p.m.-2:30p.m. at Spring Lake Village, 5555 Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa, CA. in Howarth room.

 

VA Support Group – not currently meeting
Open to all veterans. Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month from 12:30pm-2:00pm in room 4 at the Earle Baum Center, 4539 Occidental Rd., Santa Rosa, CA.

 

In Lake County:

Lakeport Support Group – via your phone
Open to adults with vision loss. Meets the 4th Thursday of each month from 1:00.pm.-2:30p.m. Pacific via your phone. Please call the EBC main office at 707-523-3222 for the Dialpad number.

 

In Mendocino County:

Ukiah Support Group – via your phone
Open to adults with vision loss. Meets the 1st Tuesday of each month from 1:00p.m.-2:30p.m.Pacific via your phone. Please call the EBC main office at 707-523-3222 for the Dialpad number.

 

In Napa County:

The Meadows of Napa Support Group 
Open to adults with vision loss. Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 10:30a.m.-11:30a.m. at The Meadows of Napa, 1800 Atrium Parkway, Napa, CA. 

 

 

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