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Minnesota State Services for the Blind (SSB)

Information and Support - Older Adults with Vision Loss

Rochester Office

2070 College View Rd E, Rochester, MN, 55904

Distance: 255 Miles

(507) 923-2820

Website

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

Service Details

Description

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Additional Information

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.


Services include:
* Low vision aids and other adaptive devices
* Adjustment to Blindness 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.


Area Served

Southeastern Minnesota


Websites

Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (507) 923-2820
Toll Free (800) 366-2715

Last Update

6/9/2022

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