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Registration is required for participation in all ABVI recreational programming. To register for any of the following events, please contact Recreation Coordinator, JoAnn Vaccaro, at (585) 327-5520.


What: A once monthly book club that engages in thought provoking discussions about the book of the month. The Page-turner's book club accepts members on an ongoing basis. Please call about transportation options, book titles, and assistance with obtaining audio books.
When: The club meets the first Monday of each month from 10:00 – 11:30 AM
Where: Colie’s Sidewalk Café, 657 Park Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607
RSVP: On a monthly basis, one week prior to meeting


What: This lively over 60 club meets monthly for a lunch and special program. The WAMS group has some of the original members that started the group over 30 years ago! The special programs include health and wellness, music, community resource presentations, games and much more!
When: The second Wednesday of every month from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Where: The WAMS group will be going out to eat at a restaurant in the community in August
Cost: Participants are responsible for bringing their own money for lunch.
RSVP: On a monthly basis, one week prior to meeting


What: Outrigger canoeing provides a wonderful way to experience the outdoors, play on the water, and get great exercise - all in the social setting of an 8 person boat. An outrigger canoe is the most stable boat that you can paddle. The canoe has two hulls that are connected together, similar in style to a catamaran, making it very stable. Equipment and paddling instruction by experienced steerspersons will be provided.
When: Friday, August 10, 2012, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Where: Genesee Waterways, 149 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY (behind the pool)
Cost: $5 covers the cost of canoeing, if needed, transportation is available for an additional $10.
RSVP: As soon as possible, as space is limited!! Register no later than Friday, August 1, 2012 Contact JoAnn Vaccaro at (585) 327-552 or
This program is partially funded through the Mulligan Trust.

The M.I.N.D series are informational sessions held on the third Tuesday of the month at ABVI.


What: ABVI staff member Chris Frank will demonstrate how Apple has incorporated accessibility features for people who are blind or visually impaired into their products. During this session you will experience the voiceover and zoom features of these products, learn about apps designed for people who are blind or visually impaired, and hear how these products are used by a person who is visually impaired.
When: Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Where: ABVI-422 South Clinton Ave, Rochester, NY
RSVP: By August 14, 2012 to JoAnn Vaccaro (585) 327-5520 or


What: Enjoy and evening at the Wegmans concert by the shore series at Ontario Beach Park. Ruby Shoes will be performing 50’s and 60’s Rock N’ Roll! Enjoy a summer evening of listening to the sounds of an era not forgotten!! Bring a lawn chair if you have one!
When: Wednesday, August 29, 6:30 – 9:00 PM
Where: Ontario Beach Park, 4650 Lake Ave, Rochester, NY (The group will be meeting at the carousel)
Cost: There is no charge for this event. If needed, transportation is available for $10.
RSVP: By Friday, August 21, 2012 to JoAnn Vaccaro at (585) 327-5520 or

ABVI Vision Rehabilitation Events Hotline – Call (585) 327-5522 to hear a listing of the current events!

To join the ABVI recreation events mailing list, contact JoAnn Vaccaro at (585) 327-5520 or