Welcome to Tucson Society of the Blind!
Serving Tucson and Pima County
We welcome all with visual impairment.
Welcome to the Tucson Society of the Blind, TSB, website. TSB provides social and educational programs for those individuals with low or no vision. TSB provides valuable resources on coping with blindness and vision impairment. It is wonderful to meet other visually impaired seniors who can act as mentors and provide emotional support.
“We may not have a lot of sight, but we have a great vision.”
All about TSB
Join Us at our Weekly Meetings
Tuesday mornings from 9:30am- 1:00pm
Christ Presbyterian Church
6565 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson, AZ
Includes topic as noted on our calendar, followed by games.
TSB members will be on the phone from February 28th through March 21st from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (The Church is using our room for their Flea Market). On phone 1-605-468-8020 then enter access code 969009 then pound.
3rd: Trip to Sabino Canyon 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Cost will be $10 for tram. A sub sandwich lunch will be provided by TSB, We will explore the Visitor’s Center and get a hands-on exhibit by volunteers. We will take an 11:00 tram up to the picnic grounds for lunch and then come back on the tram. Let Barb know if you want to attend.
7th: Barbara Hinske, Author of Guiding Emily and the Unexpected Path.
8th: Gaslight Theater Performance. Be there at 5:00 PM for diner on you at Little Anthony’s Diner, 7010 E. Broadway. Be seated at the theater by 6:30 PM.
10th: Board Meeting 10:15 AM Biscuit Country Café, 7026 E. Broadway
14th: Jeff Bishop, “Overcoming Diabetes and what I do for American Council of the Blind Media”
16th: Church Flea Market, 6565 E. Broadway (March 16th through 18th)
21st: Deb Marinos, Clinical Psychologist, “How to deal with stress and how to advocate for yourself being visually impaired.”
21st: Manny’s iPhone class on Zoom, 6:30-8:30 PM
24th: Saguaro National Park Eastside Trip. Meet 10:00 AM at the Javelina Picnic Area. Bring folding chairs. We’ll have a hands-on talk by 2 park rangers with a sub sandwich lunch afterwards. Cost is $5.00 for lunch. After lunch we will stop at the Visitor Center. Let Barb know by March 7th if you are going.
28th: Janice Deardorff singing and playing Western Cowboy Music on her guitar
31st: V-Rate, a informative fair for visually- impaired individuals in Glendale
4th: Listen to podcast by famous blind actor Tom Sullivan, “Adventures in Darkness”. Afterwards, Annie and Barbara will lead a discussion on Managing Social Situations.
7th: Field trip to Arizona State Museum 1010 E. University Blvd. We will meet at 10:00 AM to have a docent tour to see Native American baskets and other items. We will have a hands-on segment with items we can touch. The cost will be $10. We will follow up with lunch at Gentle Ben’s at 12:30 PM. Let Barb know if you are coming by March 21st so she can arrange transportation.
11th: Marion, of the Pima County Recorder’s Office, will bring 3 accessible voting machines for all to try and will talk about the voting process. A pizza lunch follows. Get a 12:30 to 1:00 PM SunVan out.
14th: Board Meeting at 10:15 AM Biscuit Country Café, 7026 E. Broadway
18th: AZ Banjo Blasters will perform. Get ready to sing and to clap and have a grand old time.
18th: Manny iPhone class 6:30-8:30 PM on Zoom
21st: Pool Party at John McCann’s house, 8761 E. Placita Bolivar
25th: CPR training. Members will practice on mannequins and learn how to use an AED, an Automatic Device to shock the heart.
2nd: Laura Lynn of Sister Jose Women Shelter, we will collect food and donations for the Sister Jose Women Shelter
5th: Field trip to the AZ Time Machine Miniature Museum, 4465 E. Camp Lowell Dr. Meet at 10 AM for a docent tour and touch tour to learn about miniatures, dollhouses, and buildings. Cost $7.00 Plus lunch. This tour will be a lot of fun. Let Barb know if you are going ahead of time so she can arrange transportation.
14th: Board Meeting at 10:15 AM at Biscuit Country Café, 7026 E. Broadway