If you are losing your vision often your family and friends may not understand what you are going through. They mean well and want to help, but you can’t turn to them for the kind of guidance and advice you want. What you really need is to talk to someone who has been there.
At CVI, there are support groups available to help you with the emotional, practical and social aspects of vision loss. No matter what condition you are struggling with there are others to help guide you on this journey.
Adjusting to Vision Loss
This group meets each Thursday from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and is open to anyone who is visually impaired and their friends and family. The group focuses on life as a newly blind or visually-impaired person. Members discuss coping strategies and tips and also provide encouragement and support to each other. They meet at CVI on fourth floor in the BellSouth Conference Room. For more information, call 404-875-9011 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women of Worth
This group is open to women who are visually impaired or newly experiencing vision loss. Members discuss coping strategies and tips, and provide encouragement and support to each other as it relates living with vision loss as a woman. The group meets the second and fourth Thursday of every month from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at CVI in the fourth floor BellSouth Conference Room or a call-in option is available. For more information call 404-875-9011 or email email@example.com.
Men’s Support Group
This peer-led group meets on the last Wednesday of each month from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. via conference call. For more information call 404-875-9011 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.