Event News and Policies
Our services changed due to coronavirus-related restrictions. Read details and updates here.
You may also learn about our events and activities by phone! Call (612) 235-3654 to listen to a prerecorded description of the events listed below.
With questions, or to RSVP for an activity, call (612) 843-3439.
The Weisman Art Museum wants to hear from you!
Would you be interested in sharing your thoughts on how the museum can create a more holistic experience for those with vision and hearing loss? If so, contact Susan Anderson at 612-843-3424 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to get connected.
Free Video Classes – Exercise, Yoga, and British History
During this unique time, Minnetonka Senior Services is committed to staying connected to you! As part of their outreach, over the next month they will be posting free video classes in the following categories: Exercise, Yoga and British History. Check back weekly for new videos that will keep you engaged both intellectually and physically. And if you have any questions, please reach out to Senior and General Programs Manager Kaylee Wallin at 952-939-8393.
To learn more and to connect with these virtual classes, please visit: https://www.minnetonkamn.gov/our-city/senior-services/virtual-programs
Email Group for Persons with Diabetes or Pre-Diabetes
If you are a person with Diabetes or pre-Diabetes and a vision loss, you are invited to join this new email group “Diabetics with Vision Loss”. The purpose of the group is for members to provide support to each other and to share their experiences and helpful information. Members can be hearing-blind/visually impaired or deafblind. The vision loss doesn’t have to be from Diabetes, but the combination of both causes some unique challenges. Information shared is not meant to replace medical advice from your own doctor.
By signing up for this group you accept that your name/identity will be shared with members of the group. Members agree to keep group information, including members names, private (not share outside of group).
Feel free to email Paul Deeming (email@example.com), if you have questions or need more info before deciding to join or not.
To join, send a blank email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Extraordinary History Project
The Extraordinary History Project pairs isolated elders with writers to create connections, share life stories and bring everyday history to light. This project pairs a professional writer volunteer with an elder. They speak over the phone once per week to get to know each other and craft the elder’s life story. When they determine the story has been successfully told, each senior receives a printed copy of their life story. The hope is that the connection between writer and subject continues well into the future.
To learn more and to sign-up for this project, please visit extraordinaryhistory.org.
American Council of the Blind Online Community Events
ACB has opportunities for you to connect with others from the comfort of your home. Stay current on all community events for the American Council of the Blind. Receive daily emails of the ACB Community Events for the day, and other timely information around these calls.
To receive up-to-date info on how to join ACB events, you can subscribe to the ACB Community Events email list in one of two ways:
Fill out the subscription form: http://acblists.org/mailman/listinfo/acb-community-events
Send an email to: email@example.com
Ideas for Upcoming Classes
What are you interested in? You name it: learning folk dancing, beginner’s American Sign Language? Please leave a message on the hotline at (612) 843-3439, or email firstname.lastname@example.org letting us know your ideas, or ask any questions.
Photo Policy: When you attend a Vision Loss Resources activity, your image may be recorded for use by VLR and/or our community partners. This use may include printed media, social media, or online uses. If you have any questions about this policy, please contact Iris, (612) 843-3425.