Vision After 55 Program / Connections for Independent Living
Connections for Independent Living
Data Provided By
United Way of Weld County
Description of Service
This program has two distinct components: services to seniors who have lost vision, yet choose to remain independent, and educational outreach to the community about vision loss. We help individuals by providing them with high- and low-tech assistive technology to maximize their vision. Connections’ staff is also able to advise consumers on home modifications that make it possible for them to remain in their homes.
Urgent Services Provided
The Low Vision program provides services and support to individuals with blindness or low vision by providing: -Education in adjusting to vision loss
-Mobility and assistive technology
We also facilitate educational support groups that are both fun and instructive in techniques for managing vision loss. Our computer lab houses an array of devices to help with vision impairment, including computer software, magnifiers, readers, talking clocks, specialized cooking equipment, and many other items. When there is a financial need related to purchasing low-vision equipment, we assist with locating and applying for this funding.
We work closely with the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation and with the Curtis Strong Center to help you obtain the resources you need.
Weld, Morgan, Logan, Washington, Sedgwick, Yuma, and Phillips Counties.
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Assistance is available for locating and applying for funding when there is a need to purchase low-vision equipment.