Minnesota State Services for the Blind (MNSSB)
Information and Support - Older Adults
CareerForce Saint Cloud
1542 Northway Dr, Door 2, St. Cloud, MN, 56303-1240
Distance: 1012 Miles
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The Senior Services Unit (SSU) of the Minnesota State Services for the Blind (MNSSB) offers counseling, training and referrals to help seniors find ways to adapt to changes in their vision and improve their quality of life and their ability to live independently.
The goal is to help customers meet the challenges of vision loss and low vision based on their own particular needs and circumstances. They provide services directly or through referral to community agencies.
* Low vision aids and other adaptive devices
* Travel skill training
* Training in daily living skills
* Access to the Radio Talking Book
* Access to books and other print material in alternative formats
- Assistance with community resources
- Blind or visually impaired
- Older adults
- Older adults with disabilities
* No specific eligibility requirements other than the client reporting functional difficulties because of their vision loss
* Some services require the client to have a certain degree of vision loss as per an ophthalmological report
* Many have age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma or other conditions that are a common part of aging.
For more information, contact your local office.
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- Bemidji Office 616 America Ave NW, Ste 230, Bemidji, MN, 56601-3861
- Brainerd Office 204 Laurel St, Ste 21, Brainerd, MN, 56401-0319
- CareerForce Hutchinson 2 Century Ave SE, Rm 405, Hutchinson, MN, 55350-3100
- CareerForce West Saint Paul 1 Mendota Rd W, Ste 170, West St. Paul, MN, 55118-4768
- Duluth Office 402 W 1st St, Duluth, MN, 55802-1516
- Hibbing Office 3920 13th Ave E, Hibbing, MN, 55746-3675
- Mankato Office 12 Civic Center Plz, Ste 1600B, Mankato Place, Mankato, MN, 56001-7797
- Marshall - Lyon County Courthouse 607 W Main St, Marshall, MN, 56258-3169
- Minnesota State Services for the Blind (MNSSB) - Headquarters 2200 University Ave W, Ste 240, St. Paul, MN, 55114-1840
- Moorhead - Family Service Center of Clay County 715 11th St N, Ste 302A, Moorhead, MN, 56560-2099
- Rochester Office 2070 College View Rd E, Rochester, MN, 55904-7507
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TJ-3000.8000Specialized Information and Referral Definition
Programs that maintain information about community resources that are appropriate for a specific target group or human services sector (for example, youth programs or addiction services) and which link individuals who are in need of specialized services with appropriate resources and/or which provide information about community agencies and organizations that offer specialized services.
YB-8000Older Adults Definition
Individuals who are age 50, 55, 60, 62 or 65 or older depending on the minimum age for qualifying as an older adult which varies by program.
YF-3000.2450-100Blind Diabetics Definition
A condition in which an individual with diabetes has developed blindness as a result of diabetic retinopathy.
A disease of the eye that is characterized by an increase in intraocular pressure which results in atrophy of the optic nerve and possibly blindness.
YF-3000.4860Macular Degeneration Definition
A progressive disorder that affects the central part of the retina causing gradual loss of vision. Macular degeneration is a painless condition that is fairly common in people who are elderly. It generally affects both eyes, either simultaneously or one after the other.
A condition in which affected individuals are totally blind and cannot see or are legally blind and have central visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye with maximal correction, or a peripheral field of vision that is so contracted that its widest diameter subtends an angle no greater than 20 degrees.
YF-9000.6500Partial Sightedness Definition
A condition in which affected individuals have remaining visual acuity between 20/200 and 20/70 in the better eye with maximal correction.