Date Recognized: September 21, 2019
Sector: Community & Faith-Based Organization
Since 1949, the Blind Community Center of San Diego has made it its mission to enrich the lives of blind and visually impaired adults preparing them for a normal, active life in a society that is principally sighted by encouraging independence. The Blind Community Center of San Diego offers exercise classes for individuals with varying abilities and provides a nutritious lunch daily, to support the health of participants. By providing a safe meeting space where participants can socialize, develop skills, create crafts, and have fun, the Blind Community Center of San Diego helps decrease the risk of isolation and loneliness that can lead to depression. Blind and low vision participants at the Blind Community Center of San Diego re-purpose greeting cards, fabric, yarn and other materials into craft items that can be later be sold, which helps decrease the carbon footprint of the center and our community.
The Blind Community of San Diego is committed to continuing to advance the Live Well San Diego vision and is embracing strategies in support of this initiative by partnering with the County of San Diego’s Health and Human Services department to host health and wellness workshops in order to offer community members opportunities to stay physically and mentally stimulated by learning new things which helps to keep them active and engaged. People who are engaged and active lead happier and healthier lives. By staying healthier longer, the blind and visually impaired continue to be contributing members of the community. For more information or resources, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 619-298-5021 or visit us at bccsd.org.