Beach with the word June written into the sand.
The word June is drawn into the sand on a sunny beach with the ocean in the background.
Please call the Activity Line at 314-301-7310to find out what’s going on at Society.


Peer Support Group
Thursday, June 13 – 10:00 to 11:30 am
Sometimes they have a topic and other times it’s just what each person feels a need to talk about.2nd Thursday each month
For information: Kerry Smith 314-963-0696

United Workers for the Blind
Friday, June 14 – 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Doors open at 5:30 pm2nd Friday each month
Raymond Bishop: 314-333-2272

Sight And Sound Impaired of St Louis (SASI)
Saturday, June 15 – 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
(Doors open at 8:30 am) For those with combined vision and hearing loss.3rd Saturday each month.
For information: Brett Wilhelm 636-544-5358

VIP Social Group
Saturday, June 15 – 10:00 am to 12:00 pm(come early for socializing at 9:30 am)
3rd Saturday each month
4th Thursday each month
Group of people meeting indoors around a large table.
VIP Social Group meeting. 12 people gathered around a huge oblong table in the Board Room at Society.
From group leader, Chris Carosella: “We have two great speakers this month! Saturday, June 15 will be with Treva Patton. She’s been a scrapbooking consultant with Stepping Up and has worked at various conventions. Card making and scrapbooking help preserve memories. Come join our class on June 15 when we will use various mediums and tools such as ink stamping and using die cuts as two examples.”
Please let Chris know if you can join them Saturday so that they have enough supplies for everyone!
RSVP: Chris Carosella, call: 314-356-0101 oremail:
Juneteenth Freedom Day logo
Red, black and green stripes of paint over a yellow background. Text says: JUNETEENTH FREEDOM DAY.
JUNETEENTH is Wednesday, June 19!
Society will be open!
Happy Freedom Day!
A woman indoors
(A woman indoors in front of a glass display case.)Staging the newly expanded Sight Solutions Shop! Mary Hulsey-Lupp, Accountant sets up a glass shelf.
A woman indoors
(A woman indoors in front of a glass display case.)Dr. Jennifer Lauer, Director of Adult Services / Drews Low Vision Clinic Coordinator lays talking watches on a shelf.
Three women indoors.
(Three woman indoors pose for the camera. Each are holding an item to display in the shop.)Dr. Jen Lauer, Ann Knapp, and Megan Connelly, Director of Development stage the Sight Solutions Shop for the grand reopening.
Don’t Miss the Grand Reopening Open House of the Drews Low Vision Clinic! 
Featuring Expanded Sight Solutions Shop Two Exam Lanes Dedicated Lighting Room Renovated Training Room 
Friday, June 21, 2024 |10:00 am to 2:00 pm Light Refreshments will be served
We have expanded the store and addednew items to our inventory.Jen, Ann and Megan have done a great job staging the store and you will be amazed! 
Everything in the Sight Solutions Shopwill be 10% off! There will be a super sale of discontinued items(no electronics).
We will also be giving away white canes from our inventory. If yours is a little worn,come get a free one! 
All attendees will be entered in a raffle for a basket of goodies. Come for a visit to see the renovated space and enjoy some light refreshments, too!

PLEASE RSVP:Call Carlos at 314.968.9000 Need Transportation? We’ve got you covered!Call Rose at 314.301.7396

NOTE: Thursday, June 20 | 5:00 – 7:30 pm is by invitation onlyFriday, June 21 | 10:00 am – 2:00 pm is for everyone
Games Accessible for the Blind (GAB)Tuesday, June 25 – 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

This month’s game will be WOULD YOU RATHER?It is a fun and addicting game where you have to choose between two difficult scenarios.

So here’s your first scenario!WOULD YOU RATHER stay home and be bored?Or WOULD YOU RATHER come to Society and play WOULD YOU RATHER?We think we know the answer to that question!See you on the 25th!
GAB meets the 4th Tuesday of each month.For info: Mary Hale 314-544-3252

Bowling ball on empty lane
A blue bowling ball sitting at the top of an empty bowling lane. At the end of the lane are the white bowling pins blurred out.DO YOU LIKE BOWLING?

Then join the new Lunch Bunch & More as they kick off their first monthly outing!
On Wednesday, June 26 they will travel to Shrewsbury Lanes for an afternoon of bowling from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.
For $7.00 you can enjoy unlimited games, shoe rental and all the coffee you can drink!They even have rails and bumper guards in place to help out visually impaired bowlers.
To RSVP, call Sheaila Washington:(314) 488-8929
And for more information on theLunch Bunch & More, call Ann Acton:(314) 846-4620
NEED TRANSPORTATION?You know who to call, ROSE: 314-301-7396We can arrange for cabs as well!VIP Social GroupThursday, June 27 – 10:00 am to 12:00 pm(come early for socializing at 9:30 am)3rd Saturday each month4th Thursday each month

A woman standing against a wall smiling
Marie Walker, Social Worker, St. Louis Society for the Blind and Visually Impaired.(A woman wearing a blue jean jacket and striped top. She is standing against a blue wall and smiling at the camera.)

Thursday June 27 is about mental health awareness. Marie Walker, a Social Worker at the Society for the Blind and Visually Impaired is the guest speaker. Here’s some info about Marie:
“I have a degree in social work from Southeast Missouri State University plus more than 28 years experience working with children and families with mental and emotional disorders in their homes and within the school systems. I have completed mental health assessments and made recommendations on placements if individuals who are a danger to self and others. I have extensive training in suicidal prevention and intervention through the state of Missouri. I have trained with law enforcement, medical and mental health professionals on the warning signs of suicidal, intervention, and prevention strategies. Most recently I’ve worked with CHADS Coalition for Mental Health providing preventive services for adolescents by helping them understand their emotions and how to express them in a healthy manner.”-Marie Walker
This will be a very special meeting.
For information and to RSVP, call:Chris Carosella 314-356-0101or email:
We’re Not Done Yet!
Society welcomes our newest Peer Group:Lunch Bunch & More!

Thursday, June 27 – 12:00 to 1:30 pm
4th Thursday immediately following theVIP Social Group

Starting this month, the group will not only have a bowling event on June 26, but they will begin a monthly activity meeting immediately following the VIP Social Group.
Bring a bag lunch, and after VIP, stick around for lunch at noon, followed by a session at 12:30 pm that will cover a different theme each month. This first session will feature cooking with Ann Acton. Future themes will include knitting, sewing, crafting, poetry, writing, visually impaired games and other things. This will give our visually impaired clients a chance to do the things they love to do, but find difficult now due to their vision loss.
PLEASE RSVP to Ann Acton at (314) 846-4620.