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.

Calendar

APRIL

5th: Janet Dylla (Desert Low Vision) will talk about the latest technology and have many low-vision and blind accessible items to purchase.

8th: TSB Board Meeting at 10:15 AM

12th: Accordionist Roxanna Baker plays Western tunes, polka, and the Chicken Dance

19th: Sandy Reigh will present “Experiencing Nature Through the Senses.” Sandy is from the Arizona State Fish & Game Department and will bring items to touch such as skulls, furs, eggs, and other items.

19th: Lesson with Manny on the iPhone on Zoom 6:30 - 8:30 PM

22nd: V-rate zoom conference (free). Sign up at www.vrate.org

26th: Movie time meeting “Becoming Helen Keller,” Watch 90 minutes movie documentary, complete with popcorn and pizza, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

29th: Pool and Pizza Party 10:00 AM-2:00 PM at John McCann’s home 8761 E. Placita Bolivar; John has a wonderful covered patio. Food and drinks provided. Come join the fun! Let Barb know if you are coming.

MAY

3rd: Barbara Macpherson will talk about “Safety In and Out of the Home.” Be prepared to share your own tips.

6th: Field trip to Gadsden Pacific Toy Train Museum at 10:00 AM. The address is 3975 N. Miller Ave. Cost: $10 which includes submarine sandwich lunch. We will tour a real caboose, learn the history of when the train came to Tucson and experience the sounds of different model train layouts, complete with towns, people and buttons to push. After the tour we will eat at the museum. The museum also has an outstanding gift shop. Please let Barb know if you are coming a week ahead in order to arrange rides and have enough food.

10th: Judy will talk about “Resources from NAMI (National Alliance of Mental Illness)” and share success stories of people who have overcome mental illness.

13th: TSB Board Meeting at 10:15 AM

17th: Guitarist Bill Martin will perform a wide variety of favorite tunes.

17th: Lesson with Manny on the iPhone on Zoom 6:30 - 8:30 PM

20th & 22nd: ACB (American Council of the Blind Arizona) State Convention on Zoom. Lots of good guest speakers!

24th: Lily Brogan will discuss ”Healthy Habits, and Living” and tell about her own vision loss journey - potluck. Plan to stay until 12:30 PM for lunch.

21st: Bethany Smith of Youth On Their Own, will discuss how their YOTO non-profit keeps homeless youth in school. We will be collecting cash, food, and personal grooming items to give to the youth.

JUNE

7th: Jim Williams will tell the story about Raul Castro, the first Hispanic governor of Arizona.

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

Volunteers Needed

--MAKE A DIFFERENCE --

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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