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During this annual thirty day period, health care professionals and health promotion experts across the country will join forces to increase public awareness about both the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic..  

“Even though we’ve learned a lot about stress in the past twenty years,”says Dr. Morton C. Orman, M.D., Founder and Director of HRN, “we’ve got a long way to go. New information is now available that could help millions of Americans eliminate their suffering.”

Dr. Orman has invited leading health care organizations across the countryto develop and disseminate helpful educational materials and other information about stress during the month of April. He is also encouraging stress experts and other health care leaders to conduct public forums, discussion groups,and other informative community events.

Stress Awareness Month has been sponsored every April, for the past 23 years, by The Health Resource Network, Inc., founded and directed by Dr. Mort Orman, M.D.

The Health Resource Network, Inc. (HRN) is a small, privately-owned, non-profit health education corporation (501C3), founded in Baltimore, Maryland in 1982.

During the past 30 years, HRN has sponsored innovative health education programs and materials for both health professionals and the public.

For more information, please visit http://healthresourcenetwork.org

In support of National Stress Awareness Month (April 1-30, 2016), Dr. Orman is making his most recent stress relief e-book available for free for anyone who wants to learn how to reduce their stress, gain control over their negative emotions, improve their relationships, and eliminate other types of stress from their lives. Click this link for free PDF download.

Sponsored by The Health Resource Network (HRN), a non-profit health education organization, Stress Awareness Month is a national, cooperative effort to inform people about the dangers of stress, successful coping strategies, and harmful misconceptions about stress that are prevalent in our society.

President’s Message

Happy Spring, everyone! The weather has certainly been interesting this year, so far! Even though the temperatures had been milder than usual, on March 19th, the VRC moved our first ever egg hunt for blind and visually impaired kids and their siblings indoors due to the chilly weather that ushered in the season change. The afternoon consisted of Easter crafts, cupcake decorating, and, of course, an egg hunt! The children ranged in age from 2 to 12 years of age. Talking Easter eggs were used to help in the hunting process. With the audible clues, the kids were able to find the eggs with very little help from their sighted family members. For some of the kids, this was the first egg hunt that they felt comfortable and able to have an even playing field.

It was so nice to see new faces as well as some we have gotten to know over the last few years! Isn’t this what it’s all about? Having fun and making new friends, no matterwhat your age!

Until next time,
Lori Schermerhorn, President/CEO


Vision Resource Center provides programs and services to blind and visually impaired individuals and their caregivers in Berks County. Our mission is to strive to prevent blindness & visual impairment and to advocate and provide quality education, support services and rehabilitation to enrich the lives of blind and visually impaired persons and their caregivers. Our programs focus on helping to create an environment in Berks County in which all people who are blind or visually impaired can be a part of their communities with equal opportunities.Call 610-375-8407 for more information.  For up to date low vision and blind related news and information, check out our page on Facebook.