On May 16, 1981 - "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes hit #1 and stayed there for the next 9 weeks! I can't promise you Bette Davis Eyes but I can tell you that a wonderful new friend is waiting to mee you!
Did you know that BESB volunteers have averaged 370 hours per month from January to April 2013 .. WOW!
How are they spending that time... going to art shows and museums, (lots of legally blind folks still maintain usable vision-so yes, art, theatre and museums are on the table). Others are taking dance lessons in preparation for a 'dancing with the stars' type fundraiser, some are going for guided walks, having coffee, visiting the Meriden Daffodil Festival, making websites, Goin' Fishin' at the Visually Impaired Persons Fishing Tournament, shopping for shoes, new dresses or groceries.
Really, it doesn't matter what the activity is, what is important is that they are reaching out to a neighbor, doing some good and making a new friend. A BIG BESB thank you to them all.
Let's Get YOU Started!
If you are not a part of this magic, there is time right now to get it done in less than 10 minutes. Fill out the attached application today - a fully complete application can have you started within 10 days or less.
Still not convinced... call me at 860-602-4129 and we can chat about it. Your new friend is waiting for you!
184 Windsor Avenue, Volunteer Positions in Most CT Towns, Windsor, CT 06095, US
Maximizing opportunities for the independence and well-being of people with disabilities and older adults in Connecticut. Core Values INTEGRITY: We interact honestly and fairly with all others, adhering to strong ethics, values and principals. RESPECT: We value and recognize others for their unique skills, talents and contributions, and are considerate in all interactions. PROFESSIONALISM: We are mindful of our daily conduct and strive to have the highest work standards with a courteous attitude. OPEN COMMUNICATION: We encourage the sharing of information and knowledge in an accurate, honest and supportive way.
Aging and Disability Services: Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind
Welcome to the Department of Aging and Disability Services. Our programs, policies and practices are designed to:
Deliver integrated aging and disability services responsive to the needs of Connecticut citizens;
Provide leadership on aging and disability issues statewide;
Provide and coordinate aging and disability programs and services in the areas of employment, education, independent living, accessibility and advocacy;
Advocate for the rights of Connecticut residents with disabilities and older adults; and
Serve as a resource on aging and disability issues at the state level.
The Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind enables its clients to become more self-sufficient and to maximize their participation in the community, at school and in employment settings. It is important to note that most people who are legally blind retain a significant degree of practical vision.
People with Disabilities
We'll work with your schedule.
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