Independent Living Skills TrainingDiane Salina, Lighthouse Instructor, teaching a cooking class at the Summer Enrichment Program.
 

The Lighthouse provides instruction in how to accomplish the many tasks of daily living, safely and self-reliantly with little or no eyesight. Our rehabilitation staff teaches adaptive skills for cooking, sewing, communication, organizing information, managing medications, personal grooming and handling finances. With this help, hundreds of people each year are able to maintain their dignity, independence and quality of life despite vision loss.

Personal Management: Money identification, eating skills (cutting meat, buttering bread, identifying food on a plate), make-up application, clothing identification, applying toothpaste, writing checks, balancing the checkbook…

Home Management: Meal preparation,(chop, slice, peel, pour, stir, measure), oven and stove safety, sewing, threading a needle, laundry, housekeeping…

Communications: Dialing the phone, handwriting, developing an address book, Braille…