Support Groups offer understanding and encouragement to both the clients and their families as they learn to put their new skills into daily life.
Supports groups offer:
- Tips about daily living
- Information on new medical developments in the field of vision loss
- Enjoyable social contact
- A chance to learn about new technology
- Hear more about additional Lighthouse services and community services
Caregiver Support Group
Third Wednesday of the month at Lighthouse, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Alumni Support Group
Third Thursday of the month at Lighthouse, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Support Group – Adult (55 and over)
First and Third Friday each month, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Support Group – Charlotte
Monthly on a Monday, 9:45 to 10:45 a.m., date depends on availability of room, call Sally for info and RSVP. Sandhill Gardens, 24949 Sandhill Blvd., Punta Gorda
Red Cane Club – Highlands County
Third Thursday of the month, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Walk & Talk – Highlands County
Coming soon, schedule TBA
Adjustment to Vision Loss Courses
Multi-week courses (once weekly) are held throughout the year in Sarasota, Venice, Port Charlotte and Highlands County. Courses are free, but advance registration is required. Call (941) 359-1404 for information.
Specialty Workshops and Support Groups
Art Crafting: Bi-monthly at Lighthouse, call for details (941) 359 – 1404.
Book Club: First Friday each month from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Magnifying Session – Sarasota: Second and fourth Thursdays, call Irene to register (941) 359 – 1404.
Magnifying Session – Venice: Tuesdays, call Irene to register (941) 359 – 1404.