Give Back: Earn ‘Angel’ Wings and Meet Critical Client Needs with an In-Kind Gift

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You can earn your “wings” from The Morning Call’s Be An Angel campaign through Jan. 31 with an in-kind gift that helps the Center for Vision Loss meet needs prompted by the global COVID-19 pandemic. The campaign lets Lehigh Valley nonprofits submit wishes for community members to fulfill. Items on our list will help us […]

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Clients to Start 2021 with Experiences for their Minds, Bodies, and Spirits

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The Center for Vision Loss will open 2021 with experiences that promote personal independence in clients’ minds, bodies, and spirits throughout January. Clients’ minds will engage through weekly Tech Talk sessions, January’s peer support group sessions, and the month’s Crafters Corner activity. Their bodies will be nourished by a lesson on cooking meals in 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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Agency’s October Classes, Activities to Delight Clients’ Other Senses

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Center for Vision Loss classes and activities in October will provide experiences that delight its clients’ other senses in October. The agency’s October schedule includes an second outdoor walk at the Malcolm Gross Rose Garden in Allentown, PA; apple picking outings at Race Farms in Blairstown, N.J.; a class on making breakfast; two opportunities to […]

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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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