Silver BELLS Calendar

Please take advantage of our blend of virtual meet and greet events, half day seminars, and convention programming, but know the best experience will always be our full weekend sessions.

Register now for the program. During the intake process we’ll determine the closest location to your residence and assign you to that weekend session. Remember, your travel costs will be reimbursed by us. We take care of hotel reservations at our end.

Upcoming Events

Silver BELLS Meet and Greet

Date: Saturday, September 17, 2022

Time: 1:00 - 2:30 PM

Location: Zoom

Click here to join the Zoom meeting.

Alternatively, you may dial: (301) 715-8592, and enter meeting ID 829 725 6345#

Description: Come meet some of the staff and learn about the program from the comfort of your own location. It'll be a relaxed way to ask questions and decide if you're ready to apply.

Silver BELLS Half Day Seminar

Date: Saturday, September 24, 2022

Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Location: Arlington, Virginia

Description: Interested in Silver BELLS but not sure if you can devote a weekend to it? This is your opportunity to learn about the program and get a feel for the kind of activities you would be immersed during a full weekend. Try before you buy? Except, lunch is on us. If interested, please contact the program coordinator, Sandy Halverson, at: 703-400-6890, or email:

Silver BELLS at the State Convention

Date: Thursday, October 27 - Sunday, October 30

Location: Falls Church, Virginia

Description: Come meet us at the 64th annual state convention of the National Federation of the Blind of Virginia. Join the Silver BELLS program the Friday afternoon of the convention and the senior business session on Saturday afternoon, but stay for the entire weekend to take advantage of the full range of activities in the company of old and new friends. Visit the convention landing page to read about the registration process, special events, and other pertinent information. When released, the agenda will be published there as well.

2023 Events

Our weekend sessions provide a combination of travel, communications, home management, hands-on technology orientation, philosophical discussion, and exceptional camaraderie. It will be exhausting but highly rewarding and a phenomenal opportunity for you to test new skills in the company of people who will care for and support you every step of the way. If you're on the fence, talk to our program coordinator, Sandy Halverson, and find out if you could benefit from this worthwhile experience.

Silver BELLS: 1st Weekend Session

Dates: Check In Thursday, February 23 at 5 PM, Check Out Sunday, February 26 at 11 AM


Hyatt Place
335 Independence Blvd,
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States, 23462
Phone: 757-431-7000

Silver BELLS: 2nd Weekend Session

Dates: Check in Thursday, March 23, Check Out Sunday, March 26


Hyatt House
45520 Dulles Plaza
Sterling, Virginia 20166
Phone: 703-435-9002

Silver BELLS: 3rd Weekend Session

Dates: Check In Thursday, April 27, Check Out Sunday, April 30


Hyatt House
11800 West Broad Street
Suite 1098
Henrico, Virginia 23233
Phone: 804-360-7021