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Minnesota State Services for the Blind (SSB)

Older Adults with Vision Loss

Brainerd Office

204 Laurel St, Ste 21, Brainerd, MN, 56401

Distance: 1102 Miles

(218) 892-3368

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
    • Cass County 
    • Crow Wing County 
    • Hubbard County 
    • Itasca County 
    • Koochiching County 
    • Mille Lacs County 
    • Morrison County 
    • Wadena 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

North Central Minnesota


Websites

Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (218) 828-2490
Toll Free (800) 657-3779

Last Update

2/27/2024

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