Empowered Living Program.

Join our new, free program and learn skills to become more independent in everyday life.

Live life the way you want.

What is the Empowered Living Program?

The Empowered Living Program is a new skill development and education program specially designed for people who have experienced recent vision loss or blindness.

Through a series of group sessions, you can discover useful tricks, techniques and equipment to maintain your independence and feel safer at home or in the community.

The Empowered Living Program will explore a range of different topics. You can learn about simple adaptations to make life easier in your home, explore apps for reading and navigation, and get practical tips for personal grooming.

The program includes online and face-to-face sessions. You can gain confidence from the comfort of your home, and then test your new skills and knowledge in the community with Guide Dogs staff by your side. You will also receive a handbook and a self-assessment questionnaire to track your progress.

See below for dates and session details.

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Feel safer at home.

If you’ve experienced a recent vision loss, your home might not feel like the safe place it once was. Maybe, everyday tasks have become a bit tricky.

By making a few small changes, you can remain in control, boost your confidence, and maintain your independence. This four-week course will cover:

  • Session 1 – Falls prevention and safety at home.
  • Session 2: Adequate lighting and glare reduction strategies.
  • Session 3: Low vision strategies.
  • Session 4: Equipment / Assistive Technology.

You are required to participate in all four sessions to complete this course. Click here to see session dates and register.

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Everyday life with vision loss.

There are lots of things you can do to make your day-to-day life more efficient. Simple adaptations can give you, or someone you care about, a greater sense of independence and safety while performing everyday tasks.

In May, you can discover tips, techniques and equipment to help you accomplish household tasks, like cooking, cleaning and personal grooming, and explore ways to get around safely at home and in the community. This course will cover:

  • Session 1: My House Keeping Rules.
  • Session 2: The Best Version of Me.
  • Session 3: Greater Independence through Assistive Technology.
  • Session 4: Mobility Apps

You are required to participate in all four sessions to complete this course. Click here to see session dates and register.

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Contact Us.

We'd love to hear from you.

Please contact Salina Shrestha at salina.shrestha@guidedogs.org.au or phone 08 8203 8347 if you would like to learn more or express your interest in the program.

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