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 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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Center for Vision Loss Adjusts Operations in Compliance with New State Orders

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Center for Vision Loss employees who can work from their homes will resume doing so on Thursday in compliance with new state regulations. The new regulations to combat the global COVID-19 pandemic, issued by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf on Wednesday, require all businesses “to conduct their operations in whole or in part remotely through individual […]

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Agency Announces More than $100,000 in Newest Corporate, Foundation Support

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The Center for Vision Loss has announced that it earned more than $100,000 in corporate and foundation gifts during the second half of its 2020 fiscal year, which ended on June 30. That support included more than $6,000 from special grants related to the global COVID-19 pandemic and more than $14,000 in converted sponsorships from […]

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Agency Posts Lions Campaign Growth for 2020, Schedules Next Campaign for January

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The Center for Vision Loss announced today that its Lions Needs Campaign produced a revenue increase in 2019-2020 and that its 2020-2021 campaign will start in January. The 2019-2020 Lions campaign, which closed on June 30, raised a total of $50,719, a growth of 6% over the prior year, said Dennis Zehner, Executive Director of […]

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Center for Vision Loss Announces Plans to Extend its Reactivation

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The Center for Vision Loss will begin to extend its reactivation on June 29 as restrictions related to the global COVID-19 pandemic will be eased throughout its entire service area. The agency closed both of its campuses and suspended nearly all its operations in March due to state-mandated shutdowns in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh, Northampton, and Monroe […]

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