Sights for Hope Resumes Full-Scale Operations at Both Locations

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Sights for Hope resumed full-scale operations at both its locations on Tuesday with adherence to state guidelines. The resumption means that all restrictions on agency programs, services, and facilities have been lifted except for Pennsylvania Department of Health regulations on the use of masks, said Dennis Zehner, Executive Director and CEO of Sights for Hope. […]

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Editorial: Let’s See Our Way Clear through the Pandemic

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The Morning Call published this editorial from Dennis Zehner, Executive Director and CEO of Sights for Hope, in its print newspaper and on its website on May 11. While it will take decades to discover all the life-altering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, we know today that the destinies of hundreds of children in our […]

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Songs4Sight 2021 to be Held Outside SteelStacks on Wednesday, June 16

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Sights for Hope and ArtsQuest have rescheduled this year’s Songs4Sight concert for Wednesday, June 16, to facilitate an outdoor performance and increase seating capacity. The show featuring Strawberry Fields, the world’s most renowned Beatles tribute band, will take place on the Air Products Town Square, Levitt Lawn, and Capital BlueCross Creativity Commons outside SteelStacks in […]

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Lions4Sight Breakfast for 2020-2021 Canceled Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

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The Center for Vision Loss has canceled its Lions4Sight Breakfast, scheduled for March 13, due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. The breakfast – which brings together Lions Club leaders from Lehigh, Northampton, and Monroe counties – is held typically in the fall during the early stages of the agency’s annual Lions campaign. The decision to […]

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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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