Client Newsletter

Association for the Blind Newsletter
OCTOBER/NOVEMBER/DECEMBER

Please note—contact Gayle at X228 when making reservations for all events! Thank you!!

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Please note that some of the activity dates have changed due to the upcoming holidays.

There is a WHITE CANE SAFETY DAY BLINDNESS & DISABILITY EXPO on OCTOBER 4th from
 10am-12pm to be held at the
VA Medical Center— 2nd Floor Recreation Room
(1111 East End Blvd., Wilkes-Barre PA 18711)

 

 

 

PIKE AND WAYNE EVENTS

Contact Gayle at 877-693-3555 X228 to make a reservation for the Support Groups and to arrange for transportation.
PIKE and WAYNE COUNTY-Area Agency on Aging Senior Center (506 Avenue Q, Matamoras, PA 18336) **

SUPPORT GROUPS/LUNCH AND LEARNS

 

  • Wed., October 18th from 10:30am-11:30am
    Lunch and Learn - Speaker will be Kelly Horning from the Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services

     
  • Wed., November 15th from 10:30am-11:30am
    Support Group

     
  • HOLIDAY PARTY will be held in DECEMBER (details will be mailed/posted soon!!)  

 

**Please take note of NEW MEETING LOCATION

Coffee and dessert will be served at all events.

 

WYOMING COUNTY CLIENTS

VIP Support Group
Thurs. October 26 from 11:00am-12:00pm

Topic: “Living with Non-24”
Light refreshments will be served. RSVP by October 21.

HOLIDAY PARTY!!! - Details to follow soon for the party in December!

The October Support Group will be held at the Susquehanna Apartments (25 Avery Street, Tunkhannock)
Please contact Gayle for Trans. 1-877-693-3555 x228

 

 

LUZERNE COUNTY EVENTS

OCTOBER

  • Wed. 11th:  Book Club 2-3:30. “Midnight Sun” by Jo Nesbo
     
  • Mon 16th: Sight Loss Support Group,5-7PM, 300G Laird St., Wilkes-Barre.
     
  • Thurs. 26th: Roast Beef Dinner & Bingo, 5:30-7:30PM, RSVP by 10/13.
     
  • Wed. 25th: Lunch & Learn, 11:30-1:30PM, RSVP by 10/20.  TOPIC: “Medicare Fraud Prevention” with Charlotte Kitler from CARIE
    MENU: Porketta Hoagies

 

 

 

NOVEMBER

 

  • Wed. 8th: Book Club 2-3:30PM “Left Neglected” by Lisa Genova
     
  • Thurs. 16th: Turkey Dinner & Bingo, 5:30-7:30PM, RSVP by 11/10.
     
  • Mon 20th: Sight Loss Support Group,5-7PM, 300G Laird St., Wilkes-Barre.
     
  • Wed. 29th: Lunch & Learn 11:30-1:30PM, RSVP by 11/17.  TOPIC: “De-Stress During the Holiday Season” with Dr. Christine Kiesinger 
    MENU: Egg Salad Hoagies

 

 

 

DECEMBER

 

  • Wed. 13th: Book Club 2-3:30PM “Bee Season” by Myla Goldberg
     
  • Thurs. 14th: Annual Client Holiday Party, 5:30-8:30PM, Mohegan Sun Pocono. Each person and one guide may attend free of charge.  Additional guests must pay $30 the cost of the dinner (in advance or at the door) RSVP by 12/8.
     
  • Mon 18th: Sight Loss Support Group Holiday Party 5-7PM at the Shawnee Room, 40 W. Main St. Plymouth.
     
  • Wed. 20th: Lunch & Learn 11:30-1:30PM, RSVP by 12/14. TOPIC: “Holiday Craft” with Cherie from Sip n’ Silk.
    MENU: Tuna Hoagies

 

 

 

 

 

Unless otherwise stated, the following applies to our activities and events.  Each visually impaired person and a guide may attend FREE.  Additional guests for Lunch & Learn- $5; additional guests for Bingo Dinners- $10.  If needed, we will arrange FREE transportation for visually impaired individuals to most of our activities and events.