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Beacon Newsletter April-June 2023

A Letter from LHOB

Dear Friends,

Spring has arrived, and we're bursting with excitement about all the incredible things happening at the Lighthouse of Broward! This year marks our 50th anniversary, and we couldn't be more thrilled to have helped thousands of people who are blind and visually impaired achieve independence over the past five decades.

As if that wasn't exciting enough, we're also pleased to announce that we'll be moving to a brand new, state-of-the-art facility next year! Our new home will give us more space to serve even more clients and offer a wider range of programming and learning opportunities. We can't wait to make the move and start this new chapter in our history.

But the fun doesn't stop there! Our recent For the Love of STEAM event was a huge hit, with dozens of young people who are blind and visually impaired who enjoyed all kinds of fun and educational activities. We are also gearing up for our annual Eggstravaganza event on April 1st, which is sure to be a blast for the whole family.

Finally, we're excited to announce the return of our Heroes benefit concert, which had to be put on hold due to the pandemic. This year's concert features a cocktail hour, live and silent auction, and electrifying performances from Bon Jovi and Journey tribute bands and will raise funds to support our mission of helping people who are blind and visually impaired achieve their full potential. To learn more about the event and to purchase tickets, please visit

At the Lighthouse of Broward, we're proud of the work we do, and we're grateful to all of our clients and supporters who make it possible. Thank you for being a part of our community, and here's to an exciting and fulfilling spring season!

With Gratitude,

Ellyn Drotzer, MSW, LCSW

President & CEO

Lighthouse of Broward

Upcoming Important Information & Dates

May 29, 2023 (Monday): The Lighthouse is closed for Memorial Day.

June 19, 2023 (Monday): The Lighthouse is closed for Juneteenth.

We're ecstatic to offer in-person social groups and activities at the Lighthouse of Broward once more. If you have any suggestions for new groups, please contact the front desk at 954-463-4217, ext. 0.

LHOB Social Groups and Activities

Client Appreciation Day and Resource Fair: Friday, May 12 10:00am-1:00pm. Join us for lunch, music, raffles, activities, and awards. This event is open to current and past clients and their guest. RSVP to Front Desk at 954-463-4217 ext. 0. Space is limited.

Baking with Joel will meet Tuesday, April 4th & 18th, May 2nd & 16th, and June 6th & 20th from 10:00am-2:00pm. During each session, clients learn techniques to improve their baking skills. This program has limited space. RSVP at 954-463-4217 ext. 0.

In person Trivia Group: Friday, April 7th, May 5th, and June 2nd from 10am-12pm. When raucous laughter is heard in the halls of the Lighthouse, you can be sure it’s coming from the trivia group. Questions on a variety of subjects are read by a volunteer, and anyone who thinks they have the answer is free to call it out. Please RSVP at 954-463-4217 ext. 0.

Lighthouse Book Club will meet 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in Dining Room on Friday, April 28th, May 26th, and June 30th. For more information, please contact Ellen Meyers at 954-922-7360.

  • April 28, 2023: The Johnstown Flood by David McCullough, 13.1, NF/US History, DB50905
  • May 26, 2023: The Maid by Nita Prose, 9.40, Suspense bestseller, DB10629
  • June 30, 2023: Fresh Water for Flowers by Valerie Perrin, 15.13, Translated from French, DB100248

Descriptive movies: Join us for a movie, popcorn, and treats. The movies will be shown in the Boardroom and will start at 10:00a.m. Please RSVP at 954-463-4217 ext 0.

  • April 14th- Dumplin' (rated PG-13): To prove a point about measuring up and fitting in, Texas teen Willowdean Dickson enters a local pageant run by her ex-beauty queen mom.
  • May 12th- No movie
  • June 9th- Fatherhood (rated PG-13): A widowed new dad copes with doubts, fears, heartache, and dirty diapers as he sets out to raise his daughter on his own. Inspired by a true story.

Job Networking Group: A group for Job Readiness Graduates to share job leads and experiences, refresh their skills, and connect with resources in the community. Meets in person the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 1:00PM to 2:00 PM with Saely Quezada. Contact or 954-463-4217 Ext. 156 for questions and RSVPs. Dates: Apr. 11th, May 9th, and June 13th.

Support for Past and Present LHOB Clients

Every Wednesday from 1:00-2:00. This support group is to help participants manage anxiety related to isolation that has occurred during this difficult time of social distancing. Instructors will discuss strategies for dealing with stress and anxiety. Members of this group can connect; share their experiences, coping strategies, and their strength and hope.

Join the call:

Optional dial-in number: 954-451-0380

No PIN needed.

International Access Numbers:

For more information, contact Elaine Schiffman at 954-463-4217 EXT. 131 or