Navigation Links
Virginia Rehabilitation Center for the Blind and Vision Impaired Celebrates Opening of New Student Dormitory
Date:10/10/2008

RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Do you think that the blind can't use computers? Can't cook? Can't get around town? Attend the October 17 open house at the Virginia Rehabilitation Center for the Blind and Vision Impaired, and see how instructors there empower the blind and visually impaired to lead productive, fulfilling lives through non-visual techniques taught at the center.

The center, located at 401 Azalea Avenue, is holding an open house to celebrate the grand opening of its new student dormitory. The event is 9 a.m. - Noon on Friday, October 17, and is open to the public.

After a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony, visitors can take student-led tours of the new dormitory as well as some classes. The dormitory is a short walk to the classroom and kitchen training areas where students learn skills including using tactile techniques while cooking, cane travel, Braille, and touch type keyboarding with talking or magnification software.

VRCBVI has been serving residential and commuter students since 1972. Construction on the new dormitory began in August 2007, and was funded with a $3.5 million appropriation from the Virginia General Assembly.

The new dormitory includes:

-- fourteen suites, each consisting of two private rooms and one shared

bathroom

-- six independent living apartments that include cooking and living areas

and give students the opportunity to gain the skills that they need to

live alone

-- laundry facilities

-- a recreation area

-- residential staff

-- an on-site health education department.

"I am particularly excited about the independent living apartments included in our new dormitories," said Melody Lindsey, the center's director. "These apartments provide a safe environment where our students gain confidence in their newly learned, non-visual ways of doing things."

Schedule of Events

9 a.m. Event Begins

9:30 a.m. Opening Remarks & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

10 a.m.-Noon Student-led Tours of Dormitory and Classes

Invited guests include Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Services Marilyn Tavenner, the Henrico County Board of Supervisors, and local legislators from the Virginia General Assembly.

CONTACT:

Virginia Rehabilitation Center for the Blind and Vision Impaired

Melody Lindsey, Director

401 Azalea Avenue

Richmond, Virginia 23227

Phone: 804.371.3323

Email: melody.lindsey@dbvi.virginia.gov

Worldwide Web: http://www.vrcbvi.org


'/>"/>
SOURCE Virginia Rehabilitation Center for the Blind and VisionImpaired
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. PSI Selected to Operate Virginias Child Support Program in Chesapeake and Hampton
2. New SEIU Television Ad: Thelma Drake is Wrong for Veterans, Wrong For Virginia
3. Lower Cost Minimal Stimulation IVF Being Performed by Virginia Fertility Doctor, Suheil Muasher
4. Senator Gordon Smith Joins Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center and Pfizer to Honor a Community Caregiver
5. Virginia Hospital Center Opens Child Care Center for Employees and Community
6. CRH Medical Corporation opens center in Virginia
7. 1,000th Uninsured Virginia Patient Secures Access to Quality Medical Care Through Virginia Cares Uninsured Program (VCUP)
8. West Virginia Teamsters Kick Off Miller Beer is Tasteless Protests
9. Virginia Tech researchers find human virus in chimpanzees
10. Virginia Motor Vehicle Crash Outcomes ONLINE at www.vacodes.org
11. University of Virginia Health System invests in IMRISneuro, the next generation of surgical imaging technology
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... Alzheimer’s or dementia. However, many long-term care insurance companies have a waiver for care ... is the 90-day elimination period, when the family pays for care, is often waived, ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and ... explains one of the most popular and least understood books in the Holy Scriptures, ... puzzling descriptions that have baffled scholars for centuries. Many have tossed it off as ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “America On The Brink”: the Christian history ... The Brink” is the creation of published author, William Nowers. Captain Nowers and ... WWII veteran, he spent thirty years in the Navy. Following his career as ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... WAUSAU, Wis. (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 ... ... formulated standard products to meet the demand of today’s consumer and regulatory authorities ... team of probiotic experts and tested to meet the highest standard. , ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Information about the ... to develop to enable prevention of a major side effect of chemotherapy in ... in pediatric patients. For cisplatin, hearing loss is FDA listed on-label as a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/7/2017)... 2017   Provista, a proven leader in ... in purchasing power, today announced a new resource area ... Newsroom is the online home for case studies, ... bios, news releases, slideshows and events. ... of resources at their fingertips, viewers can also watch ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... Mass. , Oct. 4, 2017  According to the Centers for ... the end of October . PhysicianOne Urgent Care is helping communities across ... Westchester, NY , by offering no-cost* flu shots through the ... as mandated by certain health insurance regulations. ... The best time to get a flu shot is by the ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... , Oct. 2, 2017  Eli Lilly and ... financial results for the third quarter of 2017 on ... conference call on that day with the investment community ... The conference call will begin at 9 ... can access a live webcast of the conference call ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: