Peer Support Group

Want to join a session of a CNIB support group without leaving home? In these videos from one session of a CNIB support group called “New Beginnings”, the group focuses on the topic of the week - Home Management, where members share tips and techniques for performing tasks at home with vision loss. Created by CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind).

Introduction

In this introductory video, the volunteer facilitator of the New Beginnings group explains her role and the benefits of the group meetings for participants. Created by CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind).

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Home management week

In this video, the group members introduce themselves, recap their discussions from the week before, and introduce this week’s discussion topic: home management. Created by CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind).

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Lighting, contrast and organization

The group discusses the importance of good lighting, high contrast and organizational techniques. Created by CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind).

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Cooking and baking preparation

Being organized and planning ingredients in advance make cooking and baking so much easier. Here, the group shares various tips and techniques for preparing food with vision loss. Created by CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind).

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Preparing hot beverages

In this lively part of the session, members of the group share safe and easy techniques for preparing hot beverages. Created by CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind).

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Timing and timers

The ability to easily control the time required to prepare items is essential to cooking. In this video, group members discuss and try various timers. Created by CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind).

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Organization tips

In this segment, the group discusses important tips on organizing groceries and how to explain to family members and cleaning staff the importance of not moving items. Created by CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind).

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Tips for electrical plugs and keys

Here, the group discusses the safe way to plug in electrical items, as well as a non-visual way to easily get a key into a lock. Created by CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind).

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Useful kitchen items

There are many useful items available to make tasks easier in the kitchen. The group explores some of these items. Created by CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind).

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Oven tips

How can you remain safe and avoiding burns when using the oven with vision loss? Watch as the group discusses this issue and shares a few tips. Created by CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind).

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Summary

In this last segment of the session, participants share what they feel have been the most important things learned in this meeting. Created by CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind).

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