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Welcome To My Blog

Hello and welcome to my new blog! My name is Jilska and I am a clinical counselor at the Braille Institute in Rancho Mirage, CA. I’ve created this blog to provide information about the iCare & Eye Health Initiative 2017, and to encourage my students at the Braille Institute to explore blogging.

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Count Down to Event

Sir JR. A.K.A Jonny Lee will have his book signing at Barnes & Nobel Book Store at the Palm Desert Mall.

Date: Saturday February 11,2017

Time: 1 pm-4 pm or ISBN 978168094257

UCCE Desert Master Gardners!

This course will offer Braille Institute clients the basic of how to create a garden in their own space, while also helping prepare the soil, choose the right fertilizer, and how to prevent weeds and pests. Clients will learn about organic gardening, as well as container gardening when space is limited. Clients will create their own container garden that they will display at the end of the course.

  • Raised Bed and Containers gardening
  • Organic Soil Preparation and Fertilizing
  • Desert Natives
  • Right Plant Right Place
  • Master Gardener Guest Speakers on Gardening Topics

Master Gardners at the Braille Institute

Visit To Sunnylands


Coping with Vision Loss through Creative Cooking Classes

Coping with Vision Loss through Creative Cooking classes started in September 2016 and will run through end of November 2016. Stay tuned here for the next Creative Cooking session’s class dates. In the meantime, check out these photos from recent classes:

Continue reading “Coping with Vision Loss through Creative Cooking Classes”

Classes on How to Cope with Vision Loss, at the Braille Institute

Counseling and Caregiving Support


HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN BLOG     Mondays 12:30 pm – 2 pm

Blogging is a great way to connect with others & express your feelings. This class will teach you how to create & effectively use your own blog.


LIVING WITH VISION LOSS     Tuesdays 12:30 pm -2 pm

Living with vision loss is a support group with the goal of allowing individuals to feel comfortable in expressing their feelings, ideas, etc., and Continue reading “Classes on How to Cope with Vision Loss, at the Braille Institute”

The Girl Scouts Gold Award

Check out the awesome projects which earned these 3 Girl Scouts their Girl Scouts Gold Awards!  Continue reading “The Girl Scouts Gold Award”

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