Gannon Students Offer Dining In the Dark to Benefit Vision Awareness
Posted: March 24, 2017
The Gannon University chapter of Pi Theta Epsilon honor society
for occupational therapy (OT) students and alumni will present
Dining in the Dark, an event to increase awareness and promote
advocacy for individuals who experience low vision or no
The event will be held Sunday, March 26 at 5 p.m. at The Knight
Club, 162 W. Fourth St., and all proceeds will benefit the Sight
Center of Northwest Pennsylvania.
Guests will dine on a meal of spaghetti, salad and garlic bread,
but will be doing so with their vision blocked by blindfolds to
dramatize the challenges faced by individuals with vision loss on a
"The inspiration for this event came from our friends at the
Sight Center and Dr. Nicole Lavery. She supervises some of our
students for psychosocial fieldwork placements where Dining in the
Dark is one of many activities she and my junior OT students are
doing with local schools," said Bernadette Hattjar, Dr.OT,
associate professor of occupational therapy.
Occupational therapists help people across the lifespan
participate in the things they want and need to do through the
therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations).
Tickets may be purchased in advance for $6 by email here or at
the door for $7.