On March 23, the Lighthouse for the Blind of the Palm Beaches' building closed due to Coronavirus and suspended in-person client services and events. Our resilient staff began working remotely, with a very seamless transition.
Over the past few months, we taught many clients how to shop for groceries on-line, we taught numerous adults how to use Zoom, Outlook and many other online platforms. Children participated in group online trivia sessions, scavenger hunts, and job readiness activities; as well as Friday lunch time socials so the kids could stay connected! Erica Thomas, one of our adult clients was featured on NewsChannel 12 showcasing the amazing services/instruction for the blind she received to help support her independence while she quarantined.
We are closely following government regulations and are slowly returning to the office. Our low vision clinic and some clients have been able to come into the office by appointment only. Of course everyone, staff and clients, must wear a mask and follow social distancing.
We will continue to follow updates from the government and keep you informed as programs and classes resume on-site.
We hope that everyone stays safe and healthy.
Director of Vision Services