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Minnesota State Services for the Blind (SSB)

Older Adults with Vision Loss

Bemidji Office

616 America Ave NW, Ste 230, Bemidji, MN, 56601

Distance: 1012 Miles

(218) 333-8206

Website

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

Service Details

Description

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
* Aging Eyes Initiative offers information about eye conditions common to seniors, free low-vision aids and devices, and referrals to more help.
* 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

  • Area Served by County
    • Beltrami County 
    • Cass County 
    • Clearwater County 
    • Hubbard County 
    • Kittson County 
    • Koochiching County 
    • Lake of the Woods County 
    • Mahnomen County 
    • Marshall County 
    • Norman County 
    • Pennington County 
    • Polk County 
    • Red Lake County 
    • Roseau County 
  • 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

Northwestern Minnesota


Websites

Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (218) 333-8206
Toll Free (888) 234-1257

Last Update

2/27/2024

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