Seniors

Our specially trained staff understands the fear and anxiety caused by losing vision.

Anyone over the age of 55 that is losing their vision is invited to connect with Cleveland Sight Center. The CSC team will help seniors utilize their remaining vision comfortably and effectively so they can continue to do the things they love, like reading or baking.

Staying in Your Home with Vision Loss

Trained vision rehabilitation staff will teach independent living skills to seniors in their personal homes. These professionals will travel to clients’ homes and teach seniors how to cook safely, clean, do the laundry, pay bills, use magnifiers and other important life-skills to ensure continued independence.   

Self-Help Groups

Those who have lost or are losing vision appreciate the empathy and practical advice they receive from others who have shared similar experiences. Self-help groups meet regularly to share experiences, insights, laughter and the special camaraderie of those who deal with vision loss. Social workers are available to assist seniors find a group that meets locally.

Share The Vision

CSC offers clients the Share the Vision Peer Mentoring Program, a program that gives new clients the opportunity to connect with trained volunteers over the phone to discuss the anxieties and fears associated with vision loss. Clients will receive experience, support, education and insight on how to adjust to losing their eyesight. Contact Moreed Kamal at 216-791-8118 ext. 7349 or mkamal@clevelandsightcenter.org for more information.

Transitional Life Counseling (TLC)

Transitional Life Counseling is a support group led by CSC social workers, which meets for eight sessions. Topics of discussion include but not limited to what is low vision?, common eye diseases, family issues, depression.  

Those interested need to register at CSC and be referred by their social worker. For additional information, contact Debi Welsby at 216-791-8118 ext. 4674 or dwelsby@clevelandsightcenter.org.

Social Opportunities, Recreation and Leisure

Open to all clients, recreation and leisure has been a core service for adults to provide a new path to enjoying life to the fullest. Enhance your lifestyle with opportunities to meet others doing things you love to do or trying new skills to improve your independence and quality of life.  Our schedule offers something for everyone. Sports activities include golf, beep ball, hiking, walking club, tandem biking, cross country skiing, tai chi, intense exercise and more. Arts opportunities include Music Study Groups with The Cleveland Orchestra, crochet, sculpture, Braille Notes Choir, and more. Leisure activities are abundant as well, including theater, book discussion, line dancing, field trips and more. The really adventurous join us at our 63-acre camp Highbrook Lodge or as a crew member in our Sailing Program on the waters of Lake Erie! Visit the Recreation page for a listing of all programs and descriptions.

Some activities may require physician’s approval to participate or have other requirements for participation. View all upcoming activities at CSC and Highbrook Lodge.

For Recreation inquiries please contact Desmond Kennedy at 216-791-8118 ext. 4595 or dkennedy@clevelandsightcenter.org.

For Highbrook Lodge inquiries please contact Lindsay Lowe at 216-791-8118 ext. 4596 or llowe@clevelandsightcenter.org.