Covington County (Alabama) Blind and Low Vision Support Group

Date Posted: 01/23/2017

This a consumer-led peer support group that meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month.

Covington Blind and Low Vision Support Group is for anyone suffering from vision loss, as well as their friends, family and support personnel. This group provides an informal, relaxed atmosphere in which individuals can meet to discuss challenges of living with vision loss, coping strategies, technologies and adaptive resources.

To connect with the Covington County Blind and Low Vision Support Group, sign up on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ExtreemExperienceRetreat/posts/798115826969272.

Here are some facts about the group:
  • Attendees: This can vary from five to 10 or 11 members. Family members are welcome.
  • Age range of attendees: Range from 40 to the 80s
  • Dues: we pass the hat
  • Programs: Examples include paramedics showing us CPR; accessible voting machines demonstrated; advocacy
  • Special events: Extreme Experience Retreat at the end of September to spread the values of dedication and passion. It is growing and the goal is to have a full capacity of 525 attendees
  • Type of group: We are social and also do some rehabilitation-oriented workshops, especially on technology.
  • Volunteer work: Members volunteer at Habitat for Humanity and at the food pantry.
  • Biggest challenges: Transportation in a rural area is always a big challenge and sometime a lack of communication or a miscommunication can cause problems.

Contact: Wanda Sasser-Scroggins

Phone: (334) 428-3335

Email: wareaglewanda@gmail.com

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