February 1, 2012

February VIST Meetings Scheduled for Palo Alto and Stockton

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The Visual Impairment Services Team (VIST) group is open to all veterans, Active-Duty Service Members, family members and those interested in promoting the community of B/VI veterans in the region are welcome. We have varying presentations and discussions of new technology, special training and many subjects relevant to B/VI persons.

In lieu of the February Palo Alto VIST group meeting there will be a VIVA Rally held at the Santa Clara Valley Blind Center in San Jose, CA Thursday February 16th from 9:30 am – 2:00 pm at the address below:
Santa Clara Valley Blind Center
101 North Bascom Avenue, San Jose, CA
For more information call 650.852.3467 or 408.295.4016

The VIVA Rally will feature premier services such as leading –edge research into a broad spectrum of rehabilitation and technology to benefit persons with vision loss. The 20-30 minute presentations will feature VA staff researchers specialized in the physical and psychological aspects of visual impairment. Following each presentation a Q&A opportunity will be provided. There are 4 key presentations scheduled and additional facilities are provided for showcasing the range of VA Rehabilitative skills offered at the Western Blind Rehabilitation Center. Additionally, specialists in benefits and registration/eligibility will be available on site.  The event is open to all veterans, family members, caregivers and persons interested in assisting veterans with significant visual impairments.

The next Stockton VIST group meeting will be held on Thursday February 23rd from 10:30 am to 11:30 am at the address below:
Stockton Community Center for the Blind
Conference Room
130 W Flora St
Stockton, CA 95202
(209) 466-3836

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