Client Activities for November Highlight Great American Traditions

Center for Vision Loss activities in November will enable its clients to take part in some of America’s great traditions.

Clients who wish to cast their general election votes at election precincts on Tuesday, Nov. 3, can schedule a ride from the agency’s transport service by Friday, Oct. 30. All other agency programs will be paused on election day. Monroe County clients will get a second chance to vote later in the month as their NuVisions client group will elect its officers for 2021. November activities also include a Thanksgiving recipe swap and a shopping trip to the Allentown Farmers Market, in Allentown, PA. The farmers market trip is open to agency clients in both the Lehigh Valley and Monroe County.

The Center for Vision Loss has adapted most of its services for remote delivery since the start of the global COVID-19 pandemic. The agency has resumed in-person activities, but most programming will take place remotely through at least the end of the 2020 calendar year. Some in-person programs and activities also include options for participation by phone or videoconferencing.



All classes and activities are listed below. Additional details are available in its November activities bulletin. All programs that are not designated for specific groups are open to all clients. The agency will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 26, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Life Skills Education

  • Monday, Nov. 2, 11 a.m.: Beginner Braille; conducted by phone
  • Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1 p.m.: Thanksgiving Recipe Swap; conducted by phone
  • Thursday, Nov. 5, 12:30 p.m.: Tech Talk; conducted by videoconferencing
  • Monday, Nov. 9, 11 a.m.: Beginner Braille; conducted by phone
  • Thursday, Nov. 12, 12:30 p.m.: Tech Talk; conducted by videoconferencing
  • Monday, Nov. 16, 10 a.m.: Balance and Fall Prevention Skills; conducted in-person at the Lehigh Valley Campus in Allentown, PA
  • Monday, Nov. 16, 11 a.m.: Beginner Braille; conducted by phone
  • Tuesday, Nov. 17, 11 a.m.: Spotlight on Independence; conducted by phone
  • Thursday, Nov. 19, 2 p.m.: Tech Talk; conducted by videoconferencing
  • Monday, Nov. 23, 11 a.m.: Beginner Braille; conducted by phone
  • Tuesday, Nov. 24, 1 p.m.: Fire safety; conducted by phone
  • Monday, Nov. 30, 11 a.m.: Beginner Braille; conducted by phone

Peer Support Groups

  • Monday, Nov. 2, 10 a.m.: Monroe Client Group; conducted by videoconferencing
  • Thursday, Nov. 5, 10 a.m.: Lehigh Valley Client Group; conducted by phone
  • Monday, Nov. 9, 10 a.m.: Spanish-Speaking Client Group; conducted by videoconferencing
  • Tuesday, Nov. 10, 11 a.m.: Women’s Chat Group; conducted by phone
  • Thursday, Nov. 12, 10 a.m.: Men’s Group; conducted by phone

Additional Activities

  • Wednesday, Nov. 11, 11 a.m.: Crafters Corner Activity: Art through Music; conducted in-person at the Lehigh Valley Campus
  • Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1 p.m.: Get Up and Move! Exercise Activities; conducted by phone
  • Thursday, Nov. 19, 11 a.m.: Shopping at the Allentown Farmers Market
  • Monday, Nov. 30, 11 a.m.: Monroe NuVision Group 2021 Officer Elections; conducted by videoconferencing

Transport services are available for the trip to the Allentown Farmers Market on Nov. 19 and the Balance and Fall Prevention Skills class on Nov. 16. Clients must call to schedule a ride. Transportation for the Crafters Corner program on Nov. 11 will be the responsibility of the clients.

The Center for Vision Loss empowers people with visual impairments to seize their independence and advances healthy eyesight. With operations in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley and Monroe County, it combines a service tradition motivated by Helen Keller’s advocacy in 1928 with contemporary practices and state-of-the-art technologies. The organization’s support and rehabilitation services promote the accomplishment of daily tasks, increased access to medical services and food supplies, enhanced personal wellness, and extended self-sufficiency. Its free vision screenings for children stimulate success in school and its community education programs advocate for eye health and safety. All agency services are provided at little or no cost, and 85% of its clients and patients with visual impairments are from low-income households.

The Center for Vision Loss is an independent member of the Pennsylvania Association for the Blind (PAB) that is accredited nationally by the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) and affiliated with the VisionServe Alliance, a network of nearly 120 North American agencies that serve people with impaired sight.