This Week at CSC

Keeping you “In the Know…” 2/14/20

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CSC is Hiring!

-Do you know someone who would be a great addition to CSC’s Call Center or to one of the summer programs at Highbrook Lodge or Summer Youth Work Experience? CSC is hiring to fill many positions. To view all open positions, click here.

CSC Hosts Winter Weekend at Highbrook Lodge:

-30 participants, 18 of whom live with vision loss or blindness, spent all or part of their weekend with the Camp team at Highbrook’s Adult Winter Weekend session, which took place February 7th – 9th. Activities included decorating tote bags, composing music together, storytelling in front of the fireplace and playing in the snow. Everyone also had a blast playing “name that tune” and other trivia games, as well as chowing down on all of the delicious food prepared by our volunteers – including Saturday’s breakfast made by the Low Vision Clinic’s Tony Becker and his son!

What’s Happening at CSC:

-Board Trustee Mike Weissman and his wife Fran hosted a group of friends for a tour and lunch at CSC this week. The group stopped by some of the Recreation happenings as they observed Line Dance class and especially loved the “Electric Slide” that the group was performing.

-The Outreach team presented to a group of 40 technicians and staff members belonging to the Cleveland Ophthalmic Personnel Society (COPS) to educate on the agency’s programs, services and referral process.

-With the cold Cleveland February weather it is hard to enjoy the outdoors as much as students in Bright Futures Preschool would like to…although most of the students still venture out to the playground in CSC’s Empowerment Park for a bit almost every day! They are lucky to know how to avoid cabin fever and play well inside. Students wish everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day!

-The Winner’s Club winter gathering will take place on Thursday, February 27th. February is a month of LOVE and what a perfect way to celebrate the love we have for our clients than at our next Winner’s Club gathering. We need YOUR help to make it happen! If you are willing and able, please share a story or a reason why you love our clients and how they make CSC the place it is. Please send to Vince Williams at vwilliams@clevelandsightcenter.org by Friday, February 21st. We will be sharing our “love notes” to our clients during the event. Thank you!

-CSC is excited to welcome new volunteers in Bright Futures Preschool, Administrative, Radio Reading and Share the Vision volunteer positions. Pictured left to right in the image below are: Mary, Izzie and Crystal (Radio Reading), Kathy (Share the Vision), Anoushka (Radio Reading), Lena (Admin), Katie (Preschool) and Neeva (Admin), who is at the front of the picture.

From the Eyedea Shop:

-So here we are into a new year after the holidays....do you need a bit of support or encouragement to lose that extra few pounds from those holiday treats and cookies? How about a talking pedometer to track those daily steps? It could surprise you how many steps you take in an average day. Or it may encourage you to take more steps. Skip the elevator or parking close to your destination, walk instead. Keeping track of your steps is a great way to help stay fit. The bigger the number of steps each day, the farther you've come to achieve your goal. The Eyedea Shop’s talking pedometer is $15.00 and clips to your belt or waistband. No apps to load or Bluetooth to worry about, so stop in and get yours so you'll be ready for those shorts this spring!

Items of Note:

-The Foundry VIP Sailing Program is offering informational meetings for anyone interested in learning to sail. This fun free program is tailored for people who are blind or have low vision. No sailing experience is necessary.  Just come to The Foundry on either Saturday, April 11th (10:30 a.m. – Noon) or Saturday, April 18th (1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.) to learn more. The Foundry is located at 1831 Columbus Road in Cleveland. Contact Cindy Newpher at 440-804-4028 for more information.

-Did you know 144 million greeting cards are exchanged industry-wide every year for Valentine’s Day in the United States alone, according to Hallmark.