The Sight-Loss Support Group of Central PA, Inc. is a Centre County United Way Member Agency.
Sight-Loss Support Group of Central PA, Inc.
TURNING DARKNESS INTO LIGHT SINCE 1982!
WHO WE ARE...
The Sight-Loss Support Group of Central PA, Inc. was founded in 1982 by individuals who personally understand that sight loss can be a challenging and frightening experience if you don't have the best resources and support. The SLSG is a non-profit, self help organization made up of people who are personally coping with sight loss or who have a desire to help those with sight loss.
WHAT WE DO...
Our goal is to offer a supportive atmosphere where individuals can adjust to loss of sight,
learn what resources are available for assistance, and develop strategies to regain
independence. Through shared experiences and a positive approach, the Sight-Loss
Support Group helps people to answer the question, "What do I do now?"
The mission of the Sight-Loss Support Group of Central PA, Inc. is to help people overcome the emotional and physical challenges of varying degrees of sight-loss in order to live independently.
Please join us!
Lunch Bunch, July 17th: The Lunch Bunch always shares a simple lunch and excellent conversation. All are welcome; just bring a sandwich – drinks are “on the house.” Mount Nittany Residences is located at 301 Rolling Ridge Drive behind Hills Plaza. Held every month at 11:30 a.m. on the 3rd Thursday of the month.
Mark your calendars!
Upcoming Audio-Described Events for July and August:
Anything Goes: Tuesday, July 10, 7:30 pm, Mt. Nittany Middle School Cole Porter’s classic musical is an age-old tale of boy-meets-girl. Complications play out as the ocean liner, the S.S. American, heads out to sea and two unlikely couples set off on a course of true love. The show features some of musical theater’s most memorable standards like “I Get a Kick Out of You”, “It’s De-Lovely”, and of course, “Anything Goes”.
Rabbit Hole: July 23, 7:30 pm, Penn State Downtown Theatre Center
Patrons with sight loss are invited to the dress rehearsal for Rabbit Hole, the only drama of the summer. Please note: This production is not being audio described.
The story begins eight months after the accidental death of their four-year-old son as Becca and Howie struggle to return to normalcy. When Becca’s troubled sister Izzy announces that she’s pregnant, the couple’s differing styles of grieving are thrown into sharp relief. Winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Rabbit Hole, alternatively sad and funny, is a deeply human look at a family’s attempt to come to terms with the impossible – and emerge stronger than before.
Bye, Bye Birdie: Thursday, Monday, August 14, 7:30 pm, Mt. Nittany Middle School
This ever-popular musical comedy tells the story of rock star Conrad Birdie, the biggest thing to ever top the music charts. Women love him. Men want to be him. And teenage girls scream at the mention of his name! But when the U.S. Army drafts Birdie his manager, Albert Peterson, sees his meal ticket about to fly the coop. His longtime love Rose Alvarez (who can’t wait for Albert to ditch the music biz and become something respectable like, well, an English teacher) is delighted. Desperate for a publicity stunt to help them survive Birdie’s departure, Albert and Rose hatch a plan….you’ll have to come to the show to find out what happens next!
ARTS FESTIVAL SEASON 2014
Festival Eyes Guides are available to escort SLSG clients
through the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts in State
College and the People’s Choice Festival of Pennsylvania
Arts and Crafts in Boalsburg. Both extravaganzas run from
Thursday, July 10th through Sunday, July 13th. Wednesday,
July 9th is Children’s Day at the Central Pennsylvania Festival
of the Arts, but “children of all ages” will enjoy its activities.
With the help of a trained Festival Eyes Guide, you can explore the nationally recognized sidewalk sale and exhibition with artists from all over the country.
The People’s Choice Festival, celebrating 20 years this summer, showcases some of the best local art, food and entertainment.
To reserve a Festival Eyes Guide, call the SLSG office at 238-0132 and speak to Josie or leave a message. This service, as are all SLSG services, is FREE FOR THE ASKING!