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Greater Detroit Agency for the Blind and Visually Impaired


May 2024

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month!!!

Mental Health Awareness Month was established in 1949 to increase awareness of the importance of mental health and wellness in Americans’ lives and to celebrate recovery from mental illness. For more than 20 years, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has recognized Mental Health Awareness Month (MHAM) every May to increase awareness about the vital role mental health plays in our overall health and well-being and provide resources and information to support individuals and communities who may need mental health support. During National Mental Health Awareness Month, we honor the absolute courage of the tens of millions of Americans living with mental health conditions, and we celebrate the loved ones and mental health professionals who are there for them every day.

Take the first step to getting help with mental health, drug, or alcohol issues. Click here to visit and get started.

UPCOMING activities at GDABVI:

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Monthly Bingo

May 3rd… 12PM to 2PM

It's time for fun, fellowship, and prizes.


New Direction Support Group

May 14th… 12PM to 2PM

Topic: Recent developments in vision restoration research by Daniel Rathbun


GDABVI will be featuring Chair Aerobics… By: Yvette Carter. It will take place at the June Support Group meeting. if you are interested, please sign up by May 14th. 

Memorial Day

May 27th… Agency Closed!

Book Club

May 28th… 12PM to 2PM

The book club pick for the month is, Copycat… By: Kimberla Lawson Roby

Summer Movies

June 14th, July 12th, and August 9th

Enjoy! Movie, popcorn and soft drink. Space is limited. You must RSVP. Donation: $6


For more information or to RSVP for activities and events call 313-591-3786.

Coming Soon!!!

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June 13th at 6:30PM

GDABVI Family & Friends Support Group will have the first meeting.

This meeting is for those who has a family member/friend who is blind or visually impaired. Lets share and support one another.

These meetings will be VIA Zoom every 2nd Thursday of the month.

For more information call 313-591-3786.

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May is Healthy Vision Month

May is Healthy Vision Month, making it the perfect time to discover how to teach your child the importance of eye care for maintaining healthy vision. Here are five tips from the National Eye Institute to help keep your child's eyes healthy:

  • Eat a balanced diet of fruit and vegetables

  • Wear sunglasses to protect against UV rays

  • Exercise

  • Wash hands before touching your eyes

  • Take screen breaks.

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