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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 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 Loss Resources […]

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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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Winter adventures with Wilderness Inquiry!

In February 2016, a group of Vision Loss Resources participants headed up north for winter outdoor adventures with experienced guides from Wilderness Inquiry. We stayed at the wonderful lodge at YMCA’s Camp Menogyn, and we stretched our boundaries with new and exciting activities: from sled dog racing to snowshoeing, from sleeping in a quinzy (kind […]

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Yvonne, Diane, and Jessie stand in front of VLR table.

State Fair fun!

VISION LOSS RESOURCES at the MINNESOTA STATE FAIR Vision Loss Resources had a booth in the 4-H Building’s Wiser Living area, where we met and made connections with hundreds of visitors. We also had a special ambassador, scarecrow Fernando, representing Vision Loss Resources in the Agriculture & Horticulture Building! FUN AT THE FAIR When we […]

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Building a door to the outside: A participant’s story

Lynda D’Heilly, a student in the Adjustment to Blindness Training Program at Vision Loss Resources, wanted tospeak out and raise awareness of what VLR’s Rehabilitation Center is all about. She found a great time to share her story: the City of Minneapolis was preparing to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act […]

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Honors and celebration from the City of Minneapolis

Thanks to the nomination of a participant, Lynda D’Heilly, Vision Loss Resources was recognized by the City of Minneapolis on July 23, 2015, as part of a celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). You can read her nomination here. D’Heilly, a student in our Adjustment to Blindness Training Program, […]

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Short Stories by Diane O’Shaughnessy

Create all the good memories you can and treasure them; because in the end, you don’t always get a chance to re-create the moment. — Diane O’Shaughnessy Winter Follies by Diane O’Shaughnessy Of all the things I have loved about my life, my fondest memories are from those good old days when I was young […]

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