Better Health and Wellness Program

This program is designed to help adults lead rich, fulfilling lives after vision loss occurs. Combining therapeutic courses with opportunities to meet others who are facing similar challenges helps participants gain a sense of well-being.

Participants meet one day per week for 13 weeks. There are three sessions each year – Winter, Spring and Fall. Each program is led by certified instructors schooled in their specialties and experienced in working with people who are have profound vision loss or are blind. Classes include:

  • Yoga
  • Fitness
  • Healing Through Drumming
  • Healthy Options
  • Horticultural Therapy
  • Art and Pottery Studio
  • Peer Support

The activities are widely accepted as healing arts by the medical profession and support both physical and emotional health and feelings of well-being. A peer support group helps individuals deal with the personal, familial and societal issues of profound vision loss and blindness, and is an important part of the program. Participants motivate one another and often share experiences.

Typically, participants can attend up to five classes per day and can also register for additional sessions to reinforce their skills and build healthy habits. Many participate in all three sessions offered throughout the year.

The full program of classes is offered on Thursdays in the Denville location. The Montclair, and Ridgewood locations offer Yoga, Horticultural Therapy, Djembe Drumming and Fitness classes. For more information including program fees and upcoming program dates, please contact the Program Manager at (973) 627-0055, ext. 312 or email programs@vlanj.org.

 

Transportation
Please call the Program Manager at (973) 627-0055, ext. 312 or email programs@vlanj.org to learn about transportation options to get to each location.
For More Info
To find out more about our programs or to arrange a tour, email or call (973) 627-0055, ext. 312.