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Independent Living with Vision Loss
Increase safety and mobility at home and maintain an active and independent lifestyle.
accredited by the National Accreditation Council for Blind and Low Vision Services
works closely with the Bureau of Blind and Visual Services
a member of the Pennsylvania Association for the Blind
For over 85 years the Vision Resource Center of Berks County has helped prevent blindness, increase awareness and enabled visually impaired residents to lead independent and productive lives within the community.
The VRC Advantage:
• Yearly Service to over 400 Blind and Visually Impaired Berks County Residents
• Over 3000 FREE Children's Vision Screenings Completed Annually
• FREE Social Activities and Informative Events Each and Every Month
• Employment Opportunities and Professional Business Help
October is Blindness Awareness Month
Story Credit: Rich Shea, Foundation Fighting Blindness
Back in the 1970s and ’80s, when the Foundation Fighting Blindness was in its formative years, blind people on TV and in movies usually fit the stereotype — dark glasses, a cane, stumbling along the sidewalk. While that one-dimensional portrayal is no longer politically correct, there are still many misconceptions about people who are blind and visually impaired, including just how many there are.
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VRC Activities and Events
Lunch Bunch at Wegman's Restaurant, 4401 Pottsville Pike Reading, 19605
October 18, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Wegman's Restaurant, 4401 Pottsville Pike Reading, 19605
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Insight on BCTV
November 7, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Happy Summer, Everyone!
Lori Schermerhorn, President/CEO
While some people may think summer is a time to slow down, that is not the case at VRC!
The summer months mean a hectic time as we plan and implement camps and other summer activities for our clients! After camps are over, we will continue to focus on our Dine in the Dark event that has been scheduled for Thursday, September 28th at Crowne Plaza. This year’s event will be bigger and better than ever before! We hope that you will join us for an amazing and enlightening evening of inspiration, food, and entertainment. Lastly, I would like to thank everyone who came and participated in the Vision and Hearing Expo. It was definitely a huge success!
Please check our website www.vrcberks.org for upcoming events and like our Facebook page!
Until next time….
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Articles and References
News, events and timely information related to low vision, blindness and other health related issues