Adult Group Programs

If you are interested in attending any of these sessions, which are aimed at adults living with low vision, please complete the form at the bottom of this page and our Client Experience Team will contact you shortly to discuss options.

Confident Living Group (formerly Living Well Program)

The Confident Living Group helps you understand the causes and effects of vision loss and its impact on everyday life. You’ll also have the opportunity to share your story and ideas with others in a similar situation to yours. The group is facilitated by a VisAbility Occupational Therapist.

Topics include:

  • Understanding vision loss
  • Maximising remaining vision and using other senses
  • Staying in touch: phones, writing, alternatives to writing, time and date and assistive technology
  • Managing personal care: includes medicatLookion and money
  • Home management: includes cooking and dining skills
  • Stepping out: leisure and recreation, safety in the community and mobility strategies and aids.

Duration: Six, three-hour sessions
Location: VisAbility, Victoria Park
Express your interest by completing the form at the bottom of the page.

Night Orientation and Mobility

Explore some of the challenges and barriers of travelling at dusk and night time and learn ways to overcome these barriers. These sessions are for people with blindness and low vision, who do not go out at night time due to night blindness and/or feeling anxious. Or who do go out occasionally, but find travelling at night time more challenging, due to reduction in vision.

These sessions will be delivered by an Orientation & Mobility Specialist in a small group. Sessions will cover:

  • Environmental challenges vs psychological challenges
  • Safety tips for night travel
  • Long cane skills at night time
  • Orientation skills to learn where you are in the environment
  • Explore different types of road crossings at night time
  • Accessing public transport at night time

In order to join these sessions, participants require to have had O&M assessment and training in the past and able to complete two routes independently during day time.

If not, participants must be willing to have 1-1 assessment and training to address above requirement, prior to joining group sessions.

Duration: Six sessions
Location: VisAbility, Victoria Park
Express your interest by completing the form at the bottom of the page.

Dining Skills

This workshop will give you the skills to dine out with confidence. You’ll learn practical strategies to address common eating difficulties and then share a delicious lunch together to practice these skills.

Duration: One session
Location: VisAbility, Victoria Park
Express your interest by completing the form at the bottom of the page.

Look Good, Feel Confident

Have you ever struggled to find what you are looking for in your wardrobe or choose and put on make-up? How do you know if you have put together a great looking outfit that flatters you? The Look Good, Feel Confident program aims to equip you with the skills and knowledge to feel confident that you are looking your best.

Topics include:

Duration: Three sessions
Location:
VisAbility, Victoria Park
Express your interest by completing the form at the bottom of the page.

Cooking Skills for Beginners

Learn essential practical skills to safely prepare food and cook a meal.

Duration: Six sessions
Location: VisAbility, Victoria Park
Express your interest by completing the form at the bottom of the page.

Expression of Interest Form

Adult's Group Program EOI
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Adult Programs

Night Orientation and Mobility

Have you previously received an O&M assessment and training?
Are you able to complete two routes independently in daylight?
This course requires you to have had an O&M assessment and be able to complete two routes in the daylight. If you would like to take the course, but have not had assessment and/or training, please tick the box below. We will contact you shortly to arrange an assessment.

I would like to attend the course and arrange an O&M assessment and training

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