We welcome all with visual impairment

Serving Tucson and Pima County

Welcome to the Tucson Society of the Blind, TSB, website. TSB provides social and educational programs for those individuals with low or no vision. TSB provides valuable resources on coping with blindness and vision impairment. It is wonderful to meet other visually impaired seniors who can act as mentors and provide emotional support.

Join Us at our Weekly Meetings

   Tuesday mornings from 9:30am- 1:00pm.
   Christ Presbyterian Church
      6565 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson, AZ
   Includes topic as noted on our calendar, followed by games.



4th: Stan Kane, Republican candidate, will talk about safety, respect, education, environmental, and water issues.

7th: Friday Pizza Party at John McCann’s house, 8761 E. Placita Bolivar, from 10:00AM to 2:00 PM, The patio has shade and is cool and inviting. Wear your bathing suit if you want to go into the hot tub. There is no cost as TSB will provide the pizza. If you are coming, please let Barb know by October 4th.

11th: Dana Almond, Democratic candidate for House District 17, will talk about safety, respect, education, environmental and water issues. We will have a meatball potluck after the meeting, so plan to get a 12:30 to 1:00 PM ride home. Please let Barb know by October 4th what side dish you are bringing.

14th: TSB Board Meeting, Biscuit Country Café, 7026 E. Broadway Blvd. 10:15 AM

18th: Annie Schlesinger and Barbara Macpherson will lead a discussion on “Dealing with Emotional Loss of Vision.” We will listen to the podcast, “There’s a Monster in the Closet,” by Dan Roberts.

18th: Lesson with Manny on the iPhone on Zoom 6:30 - 8:30 PM

21st: Field trip to Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N Paseo Del Nort. Be there at 10:00 AM for a hands-on garden tour. There are lots of benches to sit on and we will take our time. The cost is $5.00 plus lunch. We will have lunch at 12:00 PM at the Denny’s restaurant located at 5000 N Oracle Road.

25th: Jean Parker - “My life story and being a Blind College Instructor”


1st: Annie and Barbara will lead a discussion on “Overcoming Fear and Positive Self Talk” after listening to the podcast by Eric Weinmayer titled “Achieving your Dreams.”

8th: TSB Annual Meeting to include election of the Board of Directors, approval of 2022-23 budget, annual President and Financial Reports, members feedback. After the Annual Meeting we will enjoy a submarine sandwich lunch and pumpkin pie. Plan to get a 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM ride out.

11th: TSB Board Meeting, Biscuit Country Café, 7026 E. Broadway Blvd. 10:15 AM

15th: John McCann, a TSB Board Member, will perform the oldies on his guitar

15th: Lesson with Manny on the iPhone on Zoom 6:30 - 8:30 PM

18th: Field trip to Old Tucson. Details will be announced later.

22nd: No meeting, Thanksgiving Vacation

29th: Craig Plotner will play his guitar and perform Christmas music to get us into the holiday spirit.


3rd: “Disability Pride Day” at Udall Park, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Rd. We will have a resource table there. Activities include entertainment, health screenings, resource fair, and food trucks selling food.

6th: Christine Vivona will perform glorious Christmas music on the harp.

13th: Christmas party to include gift exchange, games, and potluck. Let Barb know what side dish you are bringing by December 6th.

20th: No meeting, Christmas Vacation

27th: No meeting, Christmas Vacation


3rd: Back to the church

Timothy: Cactus walking with a white cane, dark sun glasses, and white cowboy hat.

Volunteers Needed


TSB needs sighted volunteers to:

  • drive
  • assist with activities
  • help with luncheons, field trips, and fund raising events

IRS #  84-1636485
TSB is a 501c3 Organization

Green Check Mark in square box with Black border.

Or mail your donations, which is 100% tax-deductible to:

Tucson Society of the Blind
P.O. Box 57655
Tucson, AZ  85732

Thank you for your support

For membership and general information contact:

Barbara Macpherson, President
  (520) 298-2427

Tom Young, Director
  (520) 721-1029

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