eyeKNOW News
May 1st, 2016
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Community Outing Game Night 
 
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Our community outing for May is going to be at Ramsey’s Diner on 151 W Zandale Dr, across from Zandale Shopping Center. On May 9th form 3 to 5, we will play trivia and bingo, and there will be various prizes. Individuals will be responsible for their own food and beverages, and Wheels passes will be provided.
Walk for the Health of it 
 
On Tuesday, May 17th we will meet at the Arboretum from 3pm to 4pm for a walk outside! Wheels passes and water will be provided, and we will have volunteers to aid if necessary.
Lexington Lions Club and Bluegrass Fair 
 
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On Wednesday, April 27Mack Ferguson visited to our monthly Peer Support Group meeting to share information about the Lexington Lions Club and the Lexington Lions Club Bluegrass Fair. Lions Club International is the world’s largest service club organization. They provide a wide range of direct services to the community through vision and hearing screenings, the purchase of hundreds of pairs of eyeglasses each year, and the funding of eye surgeries.
For more information on the Lexington Lions Club and how YOU can join this great organization contact Lion Coo-EE Parks at 859-333-4601 or coojatoi@yahoo.com. You can also find more information on their website at http://www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/lexingtonky/
Paul Wiese 
Farewell to a Devoted Member and Friend
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BCB says farewell to a devoted member and friend. Paul Wiese passed away on April 24, 2016, leaving behind a wonderful legacy of family, friendship and service. Paul was an active member with Bluegrass Council of the Blind for many years, offering service and support in many roles. Paul served as Interim Director, as well as holding several positions on the Board of Directors and serving as the chair of numerous committees. Throughout the years, Paul has been a pillar of stability to BCB, as he represented the organization as an educator, ambassador, supporter, role model, and friend. Our hearts are with his family, most of whom have also been long-time friends, members and supporters of Bluegrass Council of the Blind. He will be deeply missed, but will forever remain a part of BCB history.

Please find the obituary and Celebration of Life information below. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Wiese family at this time. BCB will also include a celebration of life for Paul during our June Membership Meeting. For anyone wanting to send Paula a card, her address is:

Paula Wiese
474 Bob-o-Link Dr.
Lexington, KY 40503
pmw1208@gmail.com

With Deepest Sympathies,
The Staff and Board of Bluegrass Council of the Blind
 
Leland Paul Wiese
February 20, 1944 - April 24, 2016

Paul Wiese, 72, husband of Paula M. Howlett Wiese, died Sunday, April 24, 2016 at St. Joseph Hospital. He was born in Stanford, Kentucky, son of Pauline Barnett Wiese of Somerset and the late Everett Wiese. He was a retired Line Clearance Supervisor with Kentucky Utilities and a member of Bluegrass Council of the Blind. Surviving besides his wife and mother are his seven children, Todd Wiese, Carlisle, Amy Bowman {Robert}, Midway, Angela Wiese, Versailles, Daniel Wiese, Jim Wiese, Erin Hawley {Jordan}, and Maria Wiese all of Lexington, his sisters and brothers, Martina Gilkey, Louisville, Angie Nelson, Joe Pat Wiese both of Somerset and Phillip Wiese, Lexington, and thirteen grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a grandson.

Funeral Information

Gathering of family and friends will be 4-6:30 pm Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at Clark Legacy Center Brannon Crossing followed by his Celebration of Life service at 6:30. www.clarklegacycenter.com

Donations Information

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Bluegrass Council of the Blind.
Kitchen Fun and Cooking Basics at the BCB 
 
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Have you ever puttered around at home and thought to yourself, “I wish I could just cook something already for myself. Maybe it would be nice to cook a dinner for my loved one. But dang, I’m blind and I’m not sure how blind people are able to cook in the kitchen without burning the place down or hurting themselves.” Well, you need not fear anymore. The Bluegrass Council of the Blind has been working diligently to try to offer you that service once in for all. We want you out there cooking just as much as you do. Sam Seavey, our Assistive Technology and Training Program Coordinator, and Aleric Vanderpool, Volunteer for the BCB Assistive Technology department, will be working together with members of BCB to learn the basics of how to get around a kitchen, from identifying utensils to learning how to label or memorize food products one may buy at the store. Once we are comfortable with a member knowing the basics, we will then learn how to cook on the stove and oven, as well as any other kitchen appliance that they may wish to learn how to use. We will start out with the basics of cooking, such as grilled cheese and scrambled eggs. After that, we will move on to harder and more complex dishes, and we invite members to bring their own recipes to try.
 
In the near future we hope to host a kitchen shower! We are looking for several supplies if you are able to help us out. Some of those items include the following.
*Seasonings and spices
*pots, skillets, casserole dishes, and cookie sheets
*spatula’s, serving spoons, stirring spoons, etc.
*silverware: such as spoons, forks, and knives.
*slicing knives such as steak knives, or a knife sharpener for kitchen ware.
*a potato peeler, can-opener, etc.
*microwavable safe containers good for food storage if needed.
*any other dry goods or long lasting food products you may be willing to donate such as can goods or food items or kitchen accessories are most appreciated and welcomed.
 
Call us at 859-259-1834 to reserve your spot in our cooking class, or if you have any items to donate to fill up our kitchen!
Welcome to our newest team member, Aleric Vanderpool! 
 
Aleric will be aiding Sam with the Assistive Technology Program. They have some fun trainings in the works, so make sure you introduce yourself!
Accessible Prescription Labels - Ask Your Pharmacist 
 
Walmart has made ScripTalk available to its mail order pharmacy customers for the past 2 years and will now implement ScripTalk at any of their local pharmacies when a customer requests it. All the customer has to do is ask their local pharmacist for audible prescription labels. If the pharmacist is not familiar with the program, the customer should tell the pharmacist to "Search for ScripTalk on The WIRE." The pharmacist will know that The WIRE is Walmart's internal communication system for its pharmacists and that they just need to search for the term "ScripTalk" to find instructions on how to get it implemented locally.
 
Walgreens is now offering a Talking Pill Reminder via its mail order pharmacy and at its local pharmacies. Customers make a request for the Talking Pill Reminder directly to their local pharmacist or by calling Walgreens' national customer service number, 1-800-925-4733.
 
CVS has been offering audible prescriptions via its mail order pharmacy for the past year. Nothing is currently being offered for locally-filled CVS prescriptions, but this may change with increased demand by customers.
 
RiteAid has also began working with the program; they are doing a central fill, so patients should allow an extra 24-28 hours for ScripTalk labels to be affixed.
 
Those that are interested in ScripTalk should request their pharmacist to search for more information on the Portal or Wire, and then call ScripAbility to follow up with the pharmacist on their behalf.
 
 
Toll Free: 800-890-1180 x152
Direct: 941-702-6602
Calendar 
 
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Monday, May 9th
Game Night at Ramsey’s Diner on 151 W Zandale Dr, across from the Zandale Shopping Center. From 3 to 5, we will play trivia and bingo, and there will be various prizes. Individuals will be responsible for their own food and beverages, and Wheels passes will be provided.
 
Tuesday, May 17th
We will have a Health Initiative walk at the Arboretum from 3-4pm. For weather inquiries, please call the BCB before 2pm on that day.
 
Wednesday, May 18th to Friday, May 20th - 1Touch Coaching Certification Course at our office in Lexington. The Delta Gamma Foundation has awarded 1Touch with a grant that will cover the first 7 participants to register for the course. Contact Miranda Brown at 319-208-1683 orinfo@1touchproject.com for more information.
Please RSVP for any BCB event you plan to attend at least two days in advance -859-259-1834info@bcbky.org
 
Wheels passes will be provided as reimbursement for members who pay for Wheels transportation to and from BCB events.
In-Kind Needs & Other Ways to Help 
 
- Filters for Brita water pitcher
- Coffee
- New or gently used sofa and chairs
- Tablets and smartphones
- Magnification devices such as handheld magnifiers, digital magnifiers, or CCTVs
 
AmazonSmile
When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates a percentage of the purchase price to BCB! Start at smile.amazon.com and support us every time you shop!
Follow this link ´╗┐to shop now.
 
Kroger Community Rewards
Register your Kroger card at krogercommunityrewards.comand choose BCB as your nonprofit. A percentage of your purchases goes to BCB with no extra cost to you!
Member Birthdays 
May 8th: Peggy Knack
May 16th: Jenne Culbertson
May 19th: Cleo Caudill
May 24th: James Chesser
May 28th: Henry Francis
May 27th: Kimberly Rich
May 29th: Katherine Pennington
 
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Address postal inquiries to:
Bluegrass Council of the Blind, Inc.
1093 S. Broadway, Ste. 1214
Lexington, KY 40504
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