This Week at CSC

Keeping you “In the Know…” 5/22/20

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What’s Happening at CSC:

-While the goal is to start serving clients typically, the team in Rehabilitation Services continues to serve remotely using online platforms and phone training as much as possible. Cooking instruction and low vision assessments are scheduled to begin the week of May 26th. Earlier this week, a client visited the main building to work with Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist Taylor Volrich; masks were worn, protocols followed and the session went very well.

-The Low Vision Clinic will soon be offering additional telehealth services for pre-testing and initial appointments with the doctors. From there, follow-ups in the form of face-to-face visits with the doctors and occupational therapy for patients will be scheduled. These efforts will help streamline operations, create shorter visits in the office, and allow patients to get their necessary equipment and schedule follow-up trainings as needed.

-The Eyedea Shop is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. When arriving at Cleveland Sight Center, please enter through the main doors and check in at the security desk. They will direct you to the Eyedea Shop, as only four individuals are allowed in the shop at one time. Please remember, masks are required in the CSC building. If you don’t have one, staff at the security desk will supply you with one.

As a reminder, the Eyedea Shop is still encouraging phone and online orders when possible. Curbside pickup will be available during business hours. Please call 216-658-4666 to place an order or pick up your order.

-This year’s Bright Futures Preschool graduation ceremony took place on Thursday, May 21st as a virtual event. Family and friends of the students were invited to join the special event planned by teacher Dorota Tomaszewska (Mrs. T to the students) and her fabulous team. Five of our 12 Bright Futures students will be moving on to Kindergarten for the upcoming school year! Highlights of the ceremony included a video presentation recognizing the "graduates," photos of special activities and presentation of awards. Balloons, gifts, certificates and other momentos (including a special book written by Mrs. T) were delivered to each child's home prior to the ceremony. Thank you all for a wonderful year with CSC!

-The Children & Young Adult Services (CYAS) team is working through plans for summer program offerings. Bright Futures Day Camp and ABCs Day Camp will be held at CSC, following the day care guidelines for opening May 31st established by the State of Ohio. Details for the summer youth program are developing. More information on all summer programs coming soon!

-Early Intervention services continue to be provided remotely. The staff service providers have learned a tremendous amount about operations and delivering programs remotely and are excited to continue serving CSC’s youngest clients in all ways possible.

-Last month, CSC staff members were asked to send selfies, photos or screenshots to be included in a thank you presentation to the Board of Trustees during the Annual Meeting which was held earlier this month. Upon viewing, many members of the Board expressed sincere thanks to all of you for all you have done during COVID-19 and have continued to do in support of those we serve. Below is a link to the presentation to share with all of you. Thanks to those who participated and many thanks to Marcia Houston for compiling the wonderful piece. Many members of the Board were moved by your gesture of thanks. The presentation can be found at the link below and if anyone would like it audio described, please contact Marcia (x4531).

https://clevelandsightcenter.org/sites/default/files/Board%20of%20Trustees%20Thank%20you.mp4

 

Coming Soon: Highbrook @ Home

-The Highbrook Lodge team is working to develop a variety of virtual and telephonic activities that capture the spirit of camp through “Highbrook @ Home”. As options for this new project become available, the Highbrook Lodge team will share more information with past campers and clients.

In order to help the staff better understand how and in what ways they can provide virtual programming for campers and clients, a virtual programming survey is available for input using this link: https://bit.ly/35G9Cre
 

Updates will be available on our website and Facebook, too: Clevelandsightcenter.org/highbrook-lodge and Facebook.com/HighbrookLodge

Enrollment coming soon but in the meantime, any questions can be directed to Jenny Schaeffer (jschaeffer@clevelandsightcenter.org or x4596).

 

Item of Note:

-The sidewalk on East 105th Street (on the CSC property side) is currently closed and is anticipated to remain closed through next Friday, May 29th. The Facilities department will keep informed of any updates.

 

Did You Know:

-The famous Hollywood sign originally said “Hollywoodland” as an epic $21,000 billboard for Los Angeles Times publisher Harry Chandler’s upscale Hollywoodland real estate development. The last four letters were removed in 1949.