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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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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Agency Seeks Lehigh Valley Clients for Summer Beginner Braille Classes

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The Center for Vision Loss wants to hear from clients in Lehigh and Northampton counties who wish to participate in a beginner-level braille class this summer. The beginner class will be limited to four clients and would consist of four sessions. Consistent attendance would be required. The classes will be delivered virtually when necessary. Braille […]

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Agency Begins Reactivation with Partial Monroe Opening, Expanded Transportation

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The Center for Vision Loss initiated its reactivation process today with the partial opening of its Monroe Campus and expansion of its client transport service for all medical appointments. Restrictions in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic were eased last Friday as Pennsylvania’s Monroe County was advanced the “yellow” phase of the state’s reopening plan. […]

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Agency Announces Expanded Virtual Program Slate for June

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The Center for Vision Loss has announced an expanded slate of services to be delivered by phone or videoconferencing in June due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. All services, as listed below, are available exclusively for the agency’s enrolled clients with vision loss from Pennsylvania’s Lehigh, Northampton, and Monroe counties. Support Group Meetings Monday, June […]

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Agency Schedules May Services by Phone, Videoconferencing

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The Center for Vision Loss has announced several services to be conducted by phone of videoconferencing in May. These services were developed because of social distancing measures related to the COVID-19 global pandemic. All of these services, as listed below, are available exclusively for the agency’s enrolled clients with vision loss in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh, Northampton, […]

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