BCABVI offers monthly support groups for people experiencing vision loss. They are a forum to learn life skills, exchange ideas and share experiences in a facilitated group setting.
Most groups meet in our Newtown facility between 10:00 am - 12:00 noon. Alternate groups are available in Doylestown, Chalfont and Quakertown for individuals who live in the upper part of the county. Door to door transportation and a nutritious lunch is provided for all clients who participate in our support groups.
Support groups that are currently offered include:
Low Vision Support Group offers emotional support, coping skills and information for people with visual impairments, moderated by a facilitator.
Macular Degeneration Support Group provides current information about research and new trends in treatment. In addition, basic daily living skills are taught to enhance continued independence.
Diabetic Support Group provides peer support for living with diabetes as well as a facilitated discussion on skills for coping with vision loss.
Life Sharing Group provides a forum to address and brainstorm practical and wise solutions for living amid life’s challenges. The goal is to meet our challenges with understanding and to allow ourselves to learn to accept and enjoy life to the best of our abilities.
New Client Orientation is a 12-month program designed to provide basic daily living skills for coping with vision loss as well as a foundation of resources to enrich our lives.
Veteran’s Support Group provides wide range of topics for discussion presented by a facilitator from the Philadelphia VA Medical Center and guest speakers.