Agency Board Elects a New Secretary and Two Members

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Kate Raymond has been elected Secretary of the Center for Vision Loss Board of Directors, DaWayne Cleckley has been elected to the board, and Erin Pietrulewicz has been elected to a second board term. Raymond has been a Director of Marketing and Public Relations for St. Luke’s University Health Network since 2011 and was a […]

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Client Deadline to Schedule Election Day Rides is Oct. 30; Help with Mail-in Ballots Also Available

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Center for Vision Loss clients who wish to vote in person on election day have until Friday, Oct. 30 to request transportation, and the agency’s caseworkers are available to help clients cast mail-in ballots. Transportation on Tuesday, Nov. 3, will be provided on a first-come-first-serve basis. Due to the potential volume of transports, drivers will […]

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Center for Vision Loss Names Christe Konopitski Director of Advancement

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Christe Konopitski – a specialist in donor cultivation, promotions, branding, and digital influence – will become the Director of Advancement of the Center for Vision Loss on Oct. 1. Konopitski has provided leadership and specialized skills to successful fundraising efforts in eastern Pennsylvania since 2014. As a board member for The Open Link – a […]

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Center for Vision Loss Helps #StoptheSpread of COVID-19 Among Vulnerable Groups

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Through its promotion of personal independence, the Center for Vision Loss continues to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus among people from vulnerable populations. In the agency’s 2019-2020 service year, 92% of its clients did not reside in assisted living facilities while 65% of its clients were ages 65 and up and 85% […]

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Agency Increases In-Person Client Services in September

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The Center for Vision Loss will offer more in-person client services in September as it extends its response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Agency caseworkers resumed visits into select clients’ homes in the last week of August. Visits will be only made for clients with the most pressing needs until further notice. Caseworkers are equipped […]

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Agency Sustains Excellent Impact Ratings in its Latest Service Year

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While the Center for Vision Loss could not deliver most of its services for months because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it earned excellent impact ratings again in 2019-2020. In surveys recorded for the Pennsylvania Association for the Blind (PAB), 97% of agency clients said that its services helped them maintain their level of independence. A […]

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Agency Resumes In-Person Activities for Adult Clients in August

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The Center for Vision Loss has announced its August schedule of client programs and activities, which includes its first in-person activity for adults since March. The organization adapted its services for virtual or remote delivery in April because of the global COVID-19 pandemic. The agency intends to resume in-person programming incrementally in the coming months. […]

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Campers with Vision Loss Spend Part of their Summer Helping Kids at Good Shepherd Rehab

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Kids in the Center for Vision Loss’ Camp I CAN! program spent part of their summer raising money to bring joy to patients in Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network’s Pediatric Rehabilitation Program in Allentown, PA. Each year, Camp I CAN! participants ages 7-13 complete a service project in which they develop teamwork skills and empathy and […]

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