A Vision Australia group supporting people who are blind or who have low vision is being established in Maryborough.
The group is being set up by former Talbot local, Ros Chenery, who has worked at Vision Australia in Bendigo for nearly 15 years as part of the rural Quality Living programs, which support people who are blind or have low vision.
The group aims to bring people together for social connection and to foster a more empowered sense of self — despite the challenge of blindness or low vision, to live the life they choose.
Recently hosting a Quality Living group in Castlemaine with eight participants, Ros said she is recruiting participants to form another small group in Maryborough, which will begin next Tuesday.
Ros explains that Quality Living is not counselling, rather she facilitates the group through weekly discussions and activities in a support role, but it’s up to the participants to help shape what they do as a part of the group.
The Quality Living Group Maryborough, will begin next Tuesday, October 15 and will run for eight weeks. The group will be held at the Hedges Oval club rooms off Rinaldi Drive and will run each week from 10 am to 12.30 pm.
For more information, contact Ros on 5445-5721.
For more on this story see Page 2 of The Advertiser, Friday, October 11