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The Impaired Vision and Hearing Club has been in existence over 20 years to help Leisure World residents navigate sight and hearing loss. Through its leadership, the club has brought many exciting and innovative programs to its members, including The Hellen Keller Institute, Dogs for the Hard of Hearing, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Dayle McIntosh Center, Orange County Fire Department, Leisure World Emergency Preparedness,
California Telephone Access Program, vendors who provide aids for the visually and hearing impaired, and speakers from the medical profession lecturing on many aspects of health in general.
The club has monthly meetings that feature interesting programs and a community of people who are experiencing similar challenges in life.
Under the auspices of the club, The Braille Institute of America, Orange County Regional Center, offers a 6-8 week outreach program given every spring. There is also a support group that meets monthly to offer resources and encouragement. This group works in conjunction with the Braille Institute.
Club expenses are funded by yearly dues of $3 per member and donations from members and friends.
— Sharon Kohn