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A group of knitters around a table, with a pile of yarn in the middle

A gift of color from the Minnesota Knitters’ Guild

Imagine having a weekly gathering of friends: you get together after lunch for coffee, conversation, a good laugh, and a chance to work on your latest knitting project. Sounds great, right? Now you know what some of our clients love about Vision Loss Resources’ Community Center activities. One of the most popular groups at Vision […]

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17 people examining a work of art in the Sculpture Garden

Exploring the Walker Art Center and Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Have you visited the newly renovated Minneapolis Sculpture Garden? At Vision Loss Resources, we heard from our clients that they were excited to learn about the new landscaping and artwork. So on Friday, July 14, 2017, we visited the garden and the Walker Art Center for a Picnic Lunch and Tours. Around 50 participants, family […]

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The view from our canoe: the river, trees, and our other canoes

Paddling down the mighty Mississippi!

On a lazy summer day, what could be better than a canoe trip on the Mississippi River? Recently, Vision Loss Resources clients shared this experience thanks to outdoor activity guides from Wilderness Inquiry. We were a big group of 35 participants, including students in our Adjustment to Blindness Training Center. We strapped on our life […]

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Aloha! Vision Loss Resources Open House

On Thursday, June 16, 2016, Vision Loss Resources opened our doors to our community for a luau and open house. We saw new faces, like residents of our neighborhood; and we welcomed familiar faces, including participants, volunteers, and board members.   We’d like to share with you the brilliantly colorful, Hawaiian-themed party!

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Vision Loss Resources Luau Open House

Bring all your friends and family to this educational and fun event. Everyone is welcome!   Thursday, June 16, 2016 4pm – 8pm Vision Loss Resources 1936 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, 55403 Directions           Join us for an evening of… Fun music & entertainment Educational stations: try out a variety of […]

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Braille for beginners

In August 2015, we’re thrilled to present a beginning Braille class! Come to Vision Loss Resources in Minneapolis to begin learning Grade 1 Braille. You may attend class for extra guidance or begin the class and study at home. Resources will be drawn from Hadley School for the Blind correspondence class and previously designed coursework […]

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Summer garden

At Vision Loss Resources’ Saint Paul location, there is a garden with a variety of vegetables and flowers, and it is doing great this summer. The Gardening Group had high hopes when they planted zucchini in May. This week, the Knitting Group, with Lyn Johnson, harvested the zucchini and made a delicious treat. This week, […]

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We love to give back: a volunteering field trip

Recently, a group of volunteers from the community center at Vision Loss Resources visited Feed My Starving Children to pack and label food destined for hungry children around the world. We’re so proud of our clients for their passion for volunteer work, and we’re grateful to the volunteers who helped our clients do this work. […]

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Our favorite spring tradition: Woman’s Club Luncheon

The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis hosted a spring luncheon for clients of Vision Loss Resources on May 7.  The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis has been involved with present-day Vision Loss Resources from its founding as the Minneapolis Society for the Blind. On March 14, 1914, the Woman’s Club gave its first annual luncheon for visually […]

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