Vision After 55 Program / Connections for Independent Living

Connections for Independent Living

 
Data Provided By
United Way of Weld County
General Information
Description of ServiceThis 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 ProvidedThe Low Vision program provides services and support to individuals with blindness or low vision by providing: -Education in adjusting to vision loss
-Home management
-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.
LocationWeld County
Geographical AreaWeld, Morgan, Logan, Washington, Sedgwick, Yuma, and Phillips Counties.
Facility/ADA AccessYes
Intake ProcedureCall to make an appointment
Helpful TipsAssistance is available for locating and applying for funding when there is a need to purchase low-vision equipment.
 
Client Information
GenderEither
Languages SpokenEnglish, Spanish, American Sign Language
EligibilityClients must be 55 years of age or older
 
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesNo fee for information and referral
 
Availability
Hours of Operation Greeley / Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. / Fort Lupton / Monday, Wednesday, Friday - Call ahead
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Contact Information
 
Contact's Position Intake Specialist
Contact's Phone (970) 352-8682
Contact's Email rose@connectionsil.com
Physical Site Address 1 1331 8th Ave
Physical Site City, State, Zip Greeley, CO 80631
Main Phone (970) 352-8682
Hotline Phone (970) 352-8682
TDD Phone (800) 887-5828
Fax (970) 353-8058
Web Address www.connectionsforindependentliving.org
 
Additional Information
SourceWeld
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Connections for Independent Living
Affiliated Program: Connections for Independent Living
This Service: Vision After 55 Program / Connections for Independent Living
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Assistive Technology Information (LH-2700.0500)
Assistive Technology Training (LH-2700.0600)
Certificates/Forms Assistance (FT-1020)
Health/Disability Related Support Groups (PN-8100.3000)
Low Vision Aids (LH-0600.9000-450)
Voice/Audio Output Aids (LH-0600.9000-900)
Workshops/Symposiums (TJ-6500.9500)