PCB invites all who have been impacted by vision loss to join us for “PCB Perspectives,” a virtual telenar of informative and interactive presentations. This will be a wonderful opportunity for us to learn from our peers and share our own experiences with others. Whether you are new to vision loss or have been living with a visual impairment or blindness all of your life, you will surely feel right at home among our group.
Saturday, June 3 from 10 a.m. until Noon
Call, 605-475-4715 and when prompted, enter passcode 815419#.
If you don’t have unlimited long-distance calling, dial-in toll-free at 844-844-0414 and when prompted, enter passcode 815419#.
Don’t want to hang out on the phone? Use your computer and skype into the call instead.
10:00 Welcome- Sue Lichtenfels, PCB President
10:05 A Unique Approach to Community Outreach- Carla Ruschival, Treasurer, American Council of the Blind
We’ll learn about the Greater Louisville Council of the Blind’s Round-About gatherings and how they have affected the groups outreach efforts.
10:25 BBVS Agency Update- Joe Strechay, BBVS Director
Mr. Strechay has been asked to give us a 10-minute report on what’s been going on at BBVS. During the final 10 minutes, he will take questions from our attendees on broad topics, not individual case issues.
10:45 The Art of Telling Your Story- Stephen Kuusisto, Author of Planet of the Blind and Creative Writing Professor
Whether we’re writing a story for TheReImage, explaining to a legislator the importance of a bill, speaking to a community group, or interacting with people, every day, how we tell our story can make all the difference in our success. How do we develop our stories so they paint a complete, vibrant picture that can make an impact? Once we determine our message, how do we convey it through story?
11:05 Presidential Perspective- Sue Lichtenfels, PCB President
11:15 Making the Most of Mentoring Relationships- Jeanette Schmoyer, LVCB Member and Jule Ann Lieberman, PCB First Vice President
As “the experienced” blind, we often have an opportunity to be a peer mentor or resource to someone just losing vision. Whether informally during a chapter event, or more formally in a one-on-one mentoring relationship, there are strategies which may improve your ability to connect and assist.
11:35 Ever-Expanding Grocery Options- Open Discussion
This discussion will inform us of new options for accessing groceries. The options are becoming more accessible and plentiful every day. We hope you will share your experiences and strategies for keeping your pantry and refrigerator stocked.
11:55 Final Remarks & Announcements- Sue Lichtenfels, PCB President