IKIGAI: Find Your Reason for Being

Monday, February 27 - 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Second Sense
65 E. Wacker Place, Suite 1010
Chicago, IL 60601

Each month we offer a thought provoking topic to help you explore the many issues you face as a person with vision loss. The topics help you delve into the emotional and practical aspects of adjusting to a new way of living. Polly Abbott, certified vision rehabilitation therapist, leads the discussion and shares ideas and strategies for tackling the challenges you are facing.

Our discussions are generally held on the fourth Monday of each month from 1:00 to 2:30 pm. Some deviation from this schedule is noted below.

To register for any of our discussions, call our front desk or email email Polly Abbott..

Upcoming dates and topics:

Monday, February 27, 2017

IKIGAI: Find Your Reason for Being

“IKIGAI” is a Japanese concept that translated means “to get up in the morning.” Explore with others what gives meaning to your life. This thought-provoking conversation will help you discover what makes your life uniquely meaningful to you.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Pasttimes: Recovering the Enjoyment in Leisure Hours

Getting the most from your leisure time is important for your overall well-being. It can also contribute to your ability to live independently. We will learn about a wide variety of accessible hobbies, sports and fun activities to help you get the most out of your leisure time.

Monday, April 27, 2017

Facing Transitions: When Your Vision is Changing

Are you living with a progressive eye disease? Do you have eye surgery scheduled in the future that may have an uncertain outcome? Has your vision recently changed and your old coping mechanisms are no longer working? David Flament joins our discussion to explore the emotional and practical changes in life that may come with changes in vision.

Monday, May 22, 2017

What is Beautiful Now? Seeing Beauty in a Different Way

Are you struggling with the loss of panoramic views, art and photos of loved ones? How do you perceive beauty in people, places and things? Do you have new criteria for what is beautiful to you? We’ll talk about new ways to see the beauty in the world.

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