Outings-Leisure | Lançon: the public invited to discover the world of guide dogs

As part of the Guide Dogs Festival, the association Les Chiens guides d’blinds de Provence Côte d’Azur Corse is organizing the first open day of its new Joseph Micoud education center located in the town of Lançon-Provence ( 14 chemin du Devenset – at the end of chemin de Costelongue), this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Attending the open days also means understanding the incredible chain of solidarity that exists around the guide dog and which will be honored throughout the day.

The association has concocted a “wouf” program between the free visit, fun activities around the guide dog and the visually impaired, moments of sharing and conviviality which will be as many experiences offered to visitors to discover the world of guide dogs. The public is invited to experience several highlights: at 10:30 a.m. welcome speech then demonstrations of guide dog training techniques at 10:45 a.m. and at 3 p.m., there will be an obedience session carried out by educators and foster families at 4:30 p.m. without forgetting a presentation of the medals to the guide dogs awarded between 2019 and 2021 (there are many of them!) at 2 p.m.

Free admission. Bar and restaurant on site. The whole program on www.lafetedeschiensguides.fr

Focus on the association 640 animals given free since 1966

Today in France, 2 million people suffer from visual impairment. Among them, approximately 61,000 are obtained from complete blindness and 207,000 from profound visual impairment. The association Les Chiens guides d’blinds de Provence Côte d’Azur Corse, created in 1966, has given itself the main mission of improving the autonomy and mobility of blind or partially sighted people thanks to several actions and in particular the delivery free guide dogs as well as support for assistance with locomotion and daily life via the free delivery of electronic canes.

With more than 640 guide dogs given free since 1966, the association hopes to give 20 guide dogs free in 2022 thanks to the creation of this second education center. These discounts are possible thanks to the support of donors and legatees of the association.

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