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Barron County

Barron County Low Vision Support Group

Barron County Government Center

335 East Monroe Avenue

Barron WI 54812

Contact Name: Chris Hagen

Phone: (715) 537-6225

E-mail: chris.hagen@co.barron.wi.us

Meets first Thursday of the month from 2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Transportation is available

Vision loss information and resources discussed, guest speakers and time allocated for discussion, questions and comments.  Open to the friends, family members and the public.

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Bayfield County

Ashland and Northern Bayfield County Low Vision Support Group

Ashland Senior Community Center

400 Chapple Avenue

Ashland, WI 54806

Contact Name: Tammy Gustaffon

Phone: (715) 373-6425 

Second Wednesday of the month, start time is 1:00 p.m.

Transportation is available

Speakers (Dr. Bennington, Ophthalmologist) and others, no specific focus, open to the public.

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Brown County

Visually Impaired Support Group of Brown County

ADRC-Brown County

300 S Adams Street

Green Bay, WI 54301

Transportation is available

General focus. Summer they often take trips, winter they have speakers. Open to adult public.

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Calumet County

Appleton VIP Support Group

Fox Valley Homes (Meets in Community Room)

425 N. Linwood St

Appleton, WI 54911

Contact Name: Daphne Kennet

Phone: (920)-955-3776

Website: https://sites.google.com/view/aplvisuallyimpaired/home

Meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm.

Transportation is available

Speakers, general topics.  Sometimes it is just a social gathering.

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Dane County

Colonial Club Vision Support Group

301 Blankenheim Ln

Sun Prairie, WI 53590

Contact: Arnold Tucker

Phone: 608-333-7654

Email: alnarnie@gmail.com

Meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 1:00 PM, beginning on April 12, 2017

Room location to be announced.

Low Vision Support Group

Capitol Lakes Retirement Center - Garden Room

110 S Henry Street

Madison, WI 53703

Phone: (608) 283-2003

Meets 1st Wednesday of the month at 10:30AM.

Madison Low Vision Support Group

Attic Angel Place

8301 Old Sauk Road

Middleton, WI 53562

Contact Name: Kathy Schultz

Phone: (608) 662-8872

E-mail: kathy.schultz@Atticangel.org

Meets every Tuesday at 10:30AM

Frequent speakers who discuss assistance in many areas for blind & visually impaired persons. Private group for Attic Angels residents only.

Monona Low Vision Support Group

Monona Senior Center

1011 Nichols Road

Monona, WI 53716

Phone: (608) 222-3415

E-mail: dmikelbank@ci.monona.wi.us

Meets the 4th Friday of the month from 11:00 to 1:00PM.

Transportation is available

About 50% of meeting have speakers, no constant focus (general in nature), open to the public.

Oakwood Village East Low Vision Support Group

Oakwood Village East

5560 Tancho Drive

Madison, WI 53718

Phone: (608) 230-4000

No transportation as group is limited to residence.

Stoughton Low Vision Support Group

Stoughton Area Senior Center

248 W. Main Street

Stoughton, WI 53589

Contact Name: Holly Camacho

Phone: (608) 873-8585

Email: hcamacho@ci.stoughton.wi.us

Meets the 3rd Thursday of the month at 1:00PM.

Transportation is available

General topics, occasional speakers. Open to the public

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Door County

Northern Door Visually Impaired Support Group

First Baptist Church

2622 S. Bay Shore Dr.

Sister Bay, WI 54234

Meets the second Tuesday of every month from 1:00p – 3:00p.

There is no cost to attend.

Contact name: Angie Zalig

Phone: 920-241-2641.

Email: angela.zalig@dhs.wisconsin.gov

Eau Claire County

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Eau Claire County Low Vision Support Group

Saint John's Housing

815 Chapin Street

Eau Claire, WI 54701

Contact Name: Norene

Email: nstrappa@sbcglobal.net

Phone: (715) 835-3496

Second Wednesday of the month, Lunch 11:00AM - 12:00 noon, Meeting/Speaker 12:00 noon - 1:00PM, Social Time 1:00PM - 2:00PM 

No transportation

This group does not meet in December through February. Lunch is ordered by calling (715) 839-4886. Please call by 3pm the day before.

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Green Lake County

The Eyes Have it

Berlin Senior Center

142 Water Street

Berlin, WI 54923

Contact: Karen Neumann 

Phone: 920-361-5422

 

Kenosha County

Low Vision Support Group

Saxony Manor

1850 22nd Ave, Kenosha

Email:  tjandrowski@societysassets.org

Time:  2nd Thursday of each month  1:30pm-3:00pm

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Lincoln County

Low Vision Support Group

Jenny Towers Apartments

711 East 1st Street

Merrill, WI 54452

Contact Name: Jan Fredrickson

Phone: (715) 536-9816

Email: Bbkkpprr57@gmail.com

Third Tuesday of each month at 12:00 to 1:00PM. Also have lunch program starts at 11:30, meets in the library, Call Jan ahead of time if you want lunch. Open discussion

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Manitowoc County

Lakeshore VIP Group

Ascend Services

2818 Meadow Lane

Manitowoc, WI 54220

Contact Name: Claudia Halonen

Phone: (920) 682-4663

Meets the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7:00PM.

Transportation is available

Speakers on various subjects, this is an open group.

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Marathon County

Aging VIP Support Group

ADRC of Central Wisconsin

Contact Name: Janet Hackbarth

Phone: (715) 845-6688

Does not meet regularly but open to individual or small group meetings if requested.

No transportation available

Reading various biographies from blind people detailing their life experiences. Also, anyone who joins the group, we share their experiences as well.

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Marinette County

Marinette VIP Support Group

Marinette Senior Center

1607 Ludington Street

Marinette, WI 54143

Contact Name: Donna Behnke

Phone: (715735-7196

Email: Donnabehnke38@gmail.com

Meets the 3rd Thursday of the month from 1:00 pm to 3:00pM. Small group of 12. Looking for new members.  Have speakers and other activities.

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Monroe County

 

Out of Sight

Monroe County

Barney Community Center

1000 East Montgomery Street

Sparta, WI 54656

Contact Name: Sue Weber

Phone: (608) 269-8690

Third Monday at 1:00PM.

Transportation is available

Variety of topics and speakers. Open to the public.

 

Visually Impaired Support Group

Senior Citizens Center

1002 Superior Avenue

Tomah, WI, 54660

Contact Name: Pam Buchda, Director of Senior center

Phone: (608) 374-7476

E-mail: lindas.palmer@wisconsin.gov

Not meeting at this time but open to forming new group.

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Oconto County

 

Oconto County Visually Impaired Persons Support Group

Suring Village Hall

604 Main Street

Suring, WI 54174

Contact Name: Erma Schroeder

Phone: (920) 855-2911

Meets first Tuesday of the month from 1:00-3:00PM.

Transportation available, call (920) 834-7707 for information

Speakers, potlucks, play games and socialize.

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Oneida County

 

Rhinelander VIP Support Group

Oneida Senior Center

100 W. Keenan Street

Rhinelander, WI  54501

Contact: James Unger

Phone: 715-365-2804

E-mail: James.Unger@dhs.wisconsin.gov

Meets the 3rd Monday of the month at 12:30PM.

Transportation not available

A variety of subjects, speakers, this is an open group. 

 

Woodruff  VIP Support Group

Molly’s Café

9832 Pleasant  Plaza Dr.

Minoqua, WI

Contact Name: Janice Specht

Phone Number: 7150356-6545

Email: upnorthjan@frontier.com

First Tuesday of each month at 1:00 PM.

A variety of subjects, speakers, open group.

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Portage County

 

Portage County VIP Support Group

ADRC – Portage County

1519 Water Street

Stevens Point, WI 54481

Contact Name: Erin Christiensen

Phone: (715) 346-1401

E-mail: adrc@co.portage.wi.us

Second Wednesday at 1:00PM. April through October, and December, (do not meet November, January, February, and March).

Transportation available, call Julie for information

Focus on vision issues, occasional speakers.  Open to the public.

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Racine County

 

Racine Area Visually Impaired Persons

United Way

2000 Domanik Drive

Racine, WI 53402

Contact Name: Ross DeVuyst

Phone: (262) 637-4055

Meets 2nd Tuesday, at 1:30PM.

Transportation not provided

The group reaches out to various community service providers to come and speak about the latest technology or products available for person with vision loss.  Information has been shared about the various recreational activities available throughout Wisconsin.  Speakers have presented on the stages of loss, training techniques and how to stay active.  The Racine group provides an outlet for anyone with a vision loss to experience new and exciting way to express themselves through art.

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Rock County

 

Blackhawk Pioneers

People’s Church

340 W Grand Ave

Beloit, WI 53511

Contact Name: Ray Babb

Phone: (608) 346-6113

Email: lion1975.rb@gmail.com

Third Monday of the month, 6:00 p.m.

Transportation available

Various speakers and topics.

 

Primetimers

Creekside Place

320 Fair St

Evansville, WI 53536

Contact Name: Kristin Fountaine

Phone: (608) 882-0407

Email: sara@creekside place.org

First Thursday of the month 10:30AM.

Transportation is available, call Creekside Place one day in advance for arrangements

Various topics

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Shawano County

 

Shawano Blind and Low Vision Support Group

Shawano County Human Services

Fellman Center

607 E. Elizabeth Street

Shawano, WI 54166

Contact Name: Caroline Melcher

 

Phone: (715) 851-1076

4th Monday of the Month

 

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Sheboygan County

 

Sheboygan County Low Vision

Sheboygan Senior Center

428 Wisconsin Avenue

Sheboygan, WI 53081

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Walworth County

 

Walworth County VIP Support Group

Woodview Senior Apartments

353 Tyrell Court

Delavan, WI 53111

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Waushara County

 

The Eyes Have it

Berlin Senior Center

142 Water Street

Berlin, WI 54923

Contact: Karen Neumann 

Phone: 920-361-5422

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Waukesha County

 

Low Vision Support Group for Waukesha

WCTC room 110

327 E. Broadway st.

Waukesha WI 53186

Contact Name: Maria

Phone: (262) 547 6670

9:00 to 11:30 fourth Wednesday of the month

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Winnebago County

 

Fox Valley Adult Vision Loss SG Goodwill Industries

Goodwill Industries, Obeya Room

1800 Appleton Road

Menasha,WI 54952

Contact Name: Nancy Kraft 

Meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.

Phone: (920) 722-4974

Group meets monthly March through October

Call for info on transportation

Various topics relating to vision loss

 

Oshkosh Visually Challenged Support Group

Oshkosh Senior Center

200 N. Campbell Road

Oshkosh, WI 54902

Contact Name: Evan Bremberger

Phone: (920) 232-5303

Email: ebremberger@ci.oskkosh.wi.uus

Meets the 1st Tuesday of each month at 1:00 – 2:30 pm.

Call for information on transportation


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Wood County

 

VIP Support Group

Centralia Center, Brehm Room

220 3rd Avenue South

Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495

Contact Name: Carol Monge

Phone: (715) 424-1495

Meets the second Monday of each month, 10:30PM. Call the ADRC if you wish to eat lunch after the meeting, (715) 421-0014

Call Wood County Transportation program if you need a ride 715-421-8989

Variety of topics and speakers.  Open to the public.

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