Client Newsletter

Association for the Blind Newsletter

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


This year’s Arline Phillips Achievement Award Recipient is Atty. Stephanie Fernandes!!
Congratulations Stephanie!!!!
If you are interested in attending our Annual Awards Dinner on October 19, 2017 please
contact Amy for more info at 570-693-3555 x223 or at To learn more please click here.




Contact Gayle at 877-693-3555 X228 to make a reservation for the Support Groups and to arrange for transportation.

WAYNE COUNTY-Honesdale Senior Center (323 10th St, Honesdale, PA 18431)


  • Tuesday, July 11th from 11:00am-12:00pm
  • Tuesday, August 8th from 11:00am-12:00pm
  • Tuesday, September 12th from 11:00am-12:00pm


PIKE COUNTY-Area Agency on Aging Senior Center (506 Avenue Q, Matamoras, PA 18336) **


  • Wed., July19th from 10:30am-11:30am 
  • Wed., August 16th from 10:30am-11:30am- Speaker will be from Pike County Voter Registration Office.
  • Wed., September 28th from 10:30am-11:30am 

**Please take note of NEW MEETING LOCATION

Coffee and dessert will be served at all events.



VIP Support Group
Thurs. July 27 from 11:00am-12:00pm

Topic: “Gift of Life Program”
Light refreshments will be served. RSVP by July 21.

Lunch and Learn Session
Wed. August 30 from 11:00am-12:30pm

Topic: “Medicare Fraud” presented by the
Center for Advocacy for the Rights & Interests of the Elderly
Italian Hoagies and Chips will be served.
RSVP by August 25.


VIP Support Group
Thurs. Sept. 28 from 11:00am-12:00pm

Topic: “Living with Non-24”
Light refreshments will be served. RSVP by Sept. 22.

All above events will be held at the Susquehanna Apartments (25 Avery Street, Tunkhannock)
Please contact Gayle for Trans. 1-877-693-3555 x228





  • Wed. 5th:  Book Club 2-3:30. “The Racketeer” by John Grisham
  • Thurs. 6th: Client Picnic at the Plains Pavilion 5:00-7:30PM, Plenty of food, refreshments, family friendly entertainment, fun and games for all to enjoy!! RSVP by 7/3.
  • Mon 17th: Sight Loss Support Group,5-7PM, 300G Laird St., Wilkes-Barre.
  • Wed. 26th: Lunch & Learn, 11:30-1:30PM, RSVP by 7/21.  TOPIC: “How to be Happy” with Rabbi Kaplan MENU: Ham & Cheese 



  • Wed. 2nd: Book Club 2-3:30PM “A Prisoner of Birth” by Jeffery Archer
  • Thurs. 17th: Chicken & Biscuits & Bingo, 5:30-7:30PM, RSVP by 8/11.
  • Mon 21st: Sight Loss Support Group,5-7PM, 300G Laird St., Wilkes-Barre.
  • Wed. 23rd: Lunch & Learn 11:30-1:30PM, RSVP by 8/18.  TOPIC: “LCTA Changes andQ &A” with Kathleen Bednarek MENU: Turkey & Cheese Hoagies




  • Wed. 6th: Book Club 2-3:30PM “Lone Wolf” by Jodi Picoult
  • Mon 18th: Sight Loss Support Group,5-7PM, 300G Laird St., Wilkes-Barre.
  • Mon. 25th: Bloomsburg Fair Trip-Bus will leave our office at 9AM and return to our office at 5PM.  RSVP by 9/18. Each visually impaired person MUST bring a guide capable of escorting them through the fair. Each visually impaired person and one guide will attend free of charge.Additional guests are welcome but must pay their own admission into the fair.  You must arrange your own transportation to and from our office.  Cars may park in our lot for the day.
  • Wed. 27th: Lunch & Learn 11:30-1:30PM, RSVP by 9/22. TOPIC: “Exercising Your Right to Vote” MENU: Roast Beef 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.