Good Works Wednesday: January 12, 2022

Good Works Wednesday

A newsletter celebrating ASB progress, programs and people


At Associated Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired, we work every day to help individuals build skills and gain access to the information, experiences and resources they need to live the lives they wish to lead. We are an agency for anyone, anywhere on the vision loss continuum and offer education, training, community-based enrichment opportunities and referrals to help them achieve their individual goals.


THURSDAY: Women’s Peer Support Group 

Tomorrow, ASB will start its Women’s Peer Support Group that will meet every Thursday through March 10. Participants are welcome to join this group at 10 a.m. to discuss issues facing women who are blind or experiencing vision loss.

If any of the participants you work with are interested in joining these sessions, they can contact ASB’s Director of Participant Engagement and Outreach, Lexi Jones, at ajones@asb.org for more information.


FRIDAY: ASB’s Speaker Series

On the second and fourth Friday of every month, ASB welcomes professionals to speak with participants about topics such as health and welfare, insurance and finances, legal assistance and much more! This week, participants can join us on Friday, January 14 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. for a session on Independence and Aging from Mercy LIFE who will discuss supporting the health and independence of seniors and living safely at home.
 
If any of the participants you work with are interested in signing up for this session, please contact our Director of Participant Engagement and Outreach, Lexi Jones, at ajones@asb.org or at 267-551-0561.


MONDAY: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

ASB will be closed on Monday, January 17 to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We will resume usual hours on Tuesday. 


WEDNESDAY: Movement with the Philadelphia Ballet

Starting on Wednesday, January 19, participants can join ASB weekly to enjoy Movement with the Philadelphia Ballet. These remote workshops will take place from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. and focus on the physical technique and artistry of ballet. Participants are encouraged to tell their stories through movement, promoting the idea that communication need not be verbal or visual. They will also learn about the physical health benefits that consistent movement has on the body and mind.
 
If any of the participants you work with are interested in signing up for these workshops, please contact our Director of Participant Engagement and Outreach, Lexi Jones, at ajones@asb.org or at 267-551-0561.


ASB is sharing the events below as a courtesy to ASB participants. These are non-ASB events. Please be mindful of any requirements, including COVID-19 requirements, that may apply.


JANUARY: Health and Wellness Workshops

This month, the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging and the Pennsylvania Department of Aging are offering two health and wellness workshops. These free six-week workshops will be offered virtually for adults 60 and older. 

Learn more about the two workshops below. If any of the participants you work with are interested in registering for either of these workshops, they can call Health Promotion Nurse Supervisor Stephen Merrill at 215-765-9000 ext. 5123 or email Stephen.Merrill@pcacares.org.

Keep it Moving Workshop

This six-week workshop is a Chronic Pain Self-Management Program where participants will learn tips and strategies to take charge of their chronic pain. Topics include managing pain, dealing with fatigue, working with health care providers, navigating physical activity, addressing poor sleep, problem solving and becoming more involved in everyday activities. All participants will be mailed a Self-Management Toolkit at no cost. 

Where: Zoom
Schedule: Every Tuesday from January 11 to February 15, 2022
Time: 1 – 3:30 p.m.

Help Yourself to Health

This six-week workshop is a Chronic Disease Self-Management Program where participants will learn tips and strategies to take charge of their chronic conditions such as heart disease, arthritis and lung disease. Topics include dealing with fatigue, working with health care providers, navigating physical activity, addressing poor sleep, problem solving and becoming more involved in everyday activities. All participants will be mailed a Self-Management Toolkit at no cost. 

Where: Zoom
Schedule: Every Thursday from January 20 to February 24, 2022
Time: 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.