It's not unusual to feel depressed, angry or alone when experiencing a loss of sight. Overtime these feelings can turn to confidence, independence, and joy as old skills are rediscovered and new skills are developed.
Wherever you may be in your journey, meeting people facing similar challenges and experiences can be very exciting and reassuring. Our peer support groups bring together people with sight loss from all walks of life to connect through their shared experiences and stories.
Our monthly socials take many forms, but always include a lot of fun. Participants share tips, stories and snacks as they connect with others with sight loss. Occasionally, there will be a guest speaker or activities in the community. These socials take place monthly in Charlottetown and Summerside.
Parenting with Sight Loss Peer Support Group
Whether they're thinking of starting a family or already hear the pitter-patter of little feet, this bi-weekly call offers the opportunity for parents with vision loss to share practical tips, ideas and resources.
Family & Friends Workshop
Family members and friends of people with sight loss attend these workshops to learn about their loved one’s eye condition, gain new insight on living with sight loss, and get the skills to help in effective and meaningful ways. These courses will be offered in Charlottetown and Summerside in fall 2018.