Vision Loss Alliance of New Jersey: Programs for an Independent Life

Vision Loss Alliance of New Jersey: Programs for an Independent Life

Vision Loss Alliance of New Jersey is a nonprofit 501c3 organization that provides practical training and emotional support to help those who have experienced profound vision loss regain self-esteem and self-reliance.

From our start in 1943, we have used a holistic approach to all our program development, focusing on the overall health and well-being of each participant. Our goal is to empower those with profound vision loss to live engaged, productive and independent lives.

At Vision Loss Alliance of New Jersey, we:

*Empower Independence…by creating programs that change lives.

*Build Confidence…in every person we reach.

*Encourage awareness…within the communities we serve.

*Listen Intently…to the voices of those with profound vision loss.

*Create Community…a place for all to feel connected and respected.

Programs:

Vision Loss Alliance of New Jersey offers a variety of low-cost programs in Morris County with limited classes in Essex, Bergen and Sussex Counties.

Essential Low Vision Program

A one-day program designed to teach individuals with vision loss quick adaptive strategies to regain independence.

Better Health and Wellness Program

These unique classes are designed to provide a holistic approach to living with vision loss. Classes are taught by qualified instructors and include peer support, yoga, fitness, djembe drumming, horticultural therapy, art and pottery studio.

Technology Programs

These classes teach participants how to use the accessibility features, practical functions and specialized apps on iPad/iPhones in order to stay organized, informed and connected. Beginner, intermediate and advanced training are offered.

Independent Living Program

A Simple Solution is a 6-week group training program that teaches the foundational skills needed to regain and maintain an independent lifestyle. The classes teach coping strategies to promote a healthy balance of emotional health, mobility skills and adaptive kitchen skills.

Programs are conducted on a ongoing basis throughout the year. Please visit VLANJ.org for a complete schedule and program fees.

Small group classes meet in a friendly environment to help make these innovative programs highly effective and provide a true sense of community to the participants. Throughout our 72 year history we have consistently delivered the services designed to build confidence and independence and improve the overall quality of life for our participants.

Mission Statement:

Vision Loss Alliance of New Jersey will create and deliver expert programs and services that build confidence and improve the quality of life for individuals living with profound vision loss.

Vision Loss Alliance of New Jersey

To find out more about our programs, arrange for a tour or support Vision Loss Alliance of New Jersey, please contact us at:

Telephone: (973) 627-0055

Web: VLANJ.org

Email: info@vlanj.org

Vision Loss Alliance of New Jersey

155 Morris Avenue, Suite 2

Denville, NJ  07834

*Disclaimer: This information is taken directly from the Vision Loss Alliance pamphlet. I have not used this service before so I have no opinion either yes or no to the program. Please call or email the service for more information on the program.

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About jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" (IUniverse.com 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston. I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan. I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.
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One Response to Vision Loss Alliance of New Jersey: Programs for an Independent Life

  1. jwatrel says:

    Please call or email the service for more information.

    Liked by 1 person

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