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Minnesota State Services for the Blind (MNSSB)

Information and Support - Older Adults

Minnesota State Services for the Blind (MNSSB) - Headquarters

2200 University Ave W, Ste 240, St. Paul, MN, 55114-1840

Distance: 1012 Miles

(651) 539-2324

Website

https://mn.gov/deed/ssb/seniors

Service Details

Description

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Additional Information

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.


Services include:
* 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


Features

  • Client Conveniences
    • Assistance with community resources 
  • Specialization
    • Blind or visually impaired 
    • Older adults 
    • Older adults with disabilities 

Eligibility

* 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.


Application Instructions

For more information, contact your local office.


Business Hours

8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday


Area Served

This office serves the nine-county metro area.
SSB and the Ticket to Work Program serve statewide.


Websites

Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (651) 539-2300
FAX (651) 649-5927
Main - Communication Center Customer Service (800) 722-0550
Main - Employment and Career Services (651) 539-2343
Main - Services for Seniors (651) 539-2324
Toll Free (800) 652-9000

Last Update

7/14/2020

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