Teachable Moments

Our Services

Readers/Shoppers

 Four to six hours per month. Person will read mail, assist with paying bills, light shopping.

 

Be A Friend

Be a Friend To a blind or visually impaired senior or adult. Getting together a few hours a month during the day, evening or weekends to attend a faith-based event, see a movie, enjoy a concert, eating out or walks in nearby parks.

Counseling and Follow-up

All Teachable Moments volunteers/staff will give to each consumer information and referral, with their consent, to ensure that each consumer receives the information and services they need.

Life Skills

Every person can receive basic instruction in Braille; basic living skills; basic computer instruction and peer support and socialization outings and a Help Line. 

We will stress independence by encouraging consumers to maintain their standards of living. Seniors and visually impaired adults gain confidence and are often able to live comfortably in their homes and other surroundings.

Donations

A donation is encouraged. No Fee Is Charged. All Are Welcome.

Training

Hours are flexible. All Training Is Mandatory. Everyone will be trained in techniques used by the blind as well as those techniques used in working with the elderly.

All Teachable Moments volunteers/staff will carry the appropriate identification with photo.

Volunteers

100 will be recruited and those numbers could grow. They will be called “Warriors”, Friends of Teachable Moments. 

According to the 2008 US Census there are 9,000 persons who live in Columbus/Franklin County who are age 40 plus who are experiencing vision challenges. 

As of 2016 there are no services (Limited) for this underserved population.

Partnership

The Mid-Ohio Board For Independent Living Environment (MOBILE) is partnering with Teachable Moments and will as the fiscal agent for all donations made to Teachable Moments as we await Federal exemption status. Since 2012 Teachable Moments has been registered with the Ohio Secretary of State.

According to the 2008 US Census there are 9,000 persons who live in Columbus/Franklin County who are age 40 plus who are experiencing vision challenges. 

As of 2016 there are no services (Limited) for this underserved population.

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