Client Newsletter

Association for the Blind Newsletter

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


We are seeking nominations for the 2017 Arline Phillips Achievement Award.
This Award is presented to a blind or visually impaired person whose lifestyle reflects a level of independence that sets an example for others. If you have a nomination, please contact Amy at 570-693-3555 x223 or at
To learn more please click here.


Calling All Campers!!
Once again, we will be providing transportation to Beacon Lodge Camp Adult Session Seven, July 15-25, 2017.
Sessions fill up quickly, so get yourapplication in ASAP. Call Beacon Lodge at 814-542-2511 for an application or more
information about the camp.  Call us to reserve yourtransportation for the trip.



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, April 11th from 11:00am-12:00pm
  • Tuesday, May 9th from 11:00am-12:00pm
  • Tuesday, June 13th from 11:00am-12:00pm

PIKE COUNTY-St. Vincent’s Church (Route 739 Dingmans Twp., PA 18337)**


  • Wed., April 19th from 10:30am-11:30am - Speaker will be from Pike County Trans.
  • Wed., May 17th from 10:30am-11:30am
  • Wed., June 21st from 10:30am-11:30am -Speaker will be David Shallcross from the PA Attorney General’s Office

**Please take note of NEW MEETING LOCATION

Coffee and dessert will be served at all events.



VIP Support Group
Thurs. April 27 from 11:00am-12:00pm
Topic: “Five Steps to Improve a Senior’s Nutritional Health”
Light refreshments will be served. RSVP by April 20.

Lunch and Learn Session
Wed. May 31 from 11:00am-12:30pm
Topic: “Scams Targeting Seniors” with Special Agent Janene Holter from the PA Attorney General’s Office
Tuna Hoagies and Chips will be served. RSVP by May 25.


VIP Support Group
Thurs. June 29 from 11:00am-12:00pm
Topic: “Gift of Life Program”
Light refreshments will be served. RSVP by June 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 12th:  Book Club 2-3:30. “No Man’s Land” by David Baldacci  
  • Mon 17th: Sight Loss Support Group, 5-7PM, 300G Laird St., Wilkes-Barre.
  • Thurs. 20th: Turkey Dinner & Bingo, 5:30-7:30PM, RSVP by 4/14.
  • Wed. 26th: Lunch & Learn, 11:30-1:30PM, RSVP by 4/21.  TOPIC: “Stress Reduction and Essential Oils” with Dr. Christine Kiesinger MENU: Chicken Marsala Hoagies.



  • Wed. 10th: Book Club 2-3:30PM “Because I’m Watching” by Christina Dodd
  • Thurs. 18th: Fried Chicken Dinner & Bingo, 5:30-7:30PM, RSVP by 5/12.
  • Mon 22nd: Sight Loss Support Group, 5-7PM, 300G Laird St., Wilkes-Barre.
  • Wed. 24th: Lunch & Learn 11:30-1:30PM, RSVP by 5/18. TOPIC: “Self-Defense Techniques” MENU: Egg Salad.



  • Wed 14th: Book Club 2-3:30PM. “Cross the Line” by James Patterson
  • Thurs 15th: Pizza & Bingo, 5:30-7:30PM, RSVP by 5/9.
  • Sat. 17th: Sight Loss Support Group Members Picnic at Frances Slocum from 11AM-3PM
  • Wed. 28th: Lunch & Learn 11:30-1:30PM, RSVP by 6/22.  TOPIC: “Sip N’ Silk Painting Project” MENU: Turkey Hoagies



SAVE THE DATE—July 6th from 5:30PM-7:30PM
We will be having our Annual Client Picnic at the Plains Pavilion.
Details to follow soon.


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.