Client Support and Radio Reading

Because of your vision, do you have difficulty: 


_____ Reading, even with glasses?

_____ Moving around your home?

_____ Cooking or using the stove?

_____ Identifying money?

_____ Writing checks?

_____ Dialing the phone?

_____ Are you feeling sad, anxious or depressed about your vision loss? 

If you answered yes to any of these questions, or if you just feel your vision problems are interfering with your life, the Lackawanna Blind Association can help. 

To get started, you will work one-on-one with an LBA Case Worker who will assess your needs and identify which of our programs are best suited to meet them.

Our services equip blind or visually impaired adults with the skills and confidence they need to meet the challenges of everyday life.

We hope you’ll take advantage of our services to remain self-sufficient and safe at home, productive at work and active in your community.

These services are available at no cost to you.

Call us today at (570) 342-7613 or email us at info@lackawannablind.org

HOME VISITS

Our caseworkers regularly visit blind and visually impaired clients in the comfort of their own homes in order to offer many services, including:

  • Adjustment and support services including reading mail, paperwork, etc.
  • Information and referrals for meals, medical assistance, transportation, orientation and mobility training, etc.

Caseworkers are available on a case-by-case basis to escort clients to medical appointments and shopping.

SENSORY DEVELOPMENT

Lackawanna College student Marven Babin works with client Irene Woytach in Sensory Development class.

Weekly classes offer projects designed to engage multiple senses and increase perceptual skills, develop fine motor skills and build hand coordination and strength, all of which help enhance our clients’ ability to function independently at home.

LIFE SKILLS

Scranton Police Department Officer Len Namiotka presents a special session on "Safety for the Sightless" to our Life Skills class.

Above, a great turnout for Scranton Police Department Officer Len Namiotka’s presentation on “Safety for the Sightless” to one of our weekly Life Skills class.

SERVICES OFFERED IN LACKAWANNA COUNTY

  • Transportation (Limited)
  • Escort
  • Low Vision Aids
  • Support Groups
  • Socialization
  • Case Management
  • Advocacy
  • Recreation
  • Information & Referral
  • Home Visits
  • Sensory Development, Life Skills, and Exercise Classes

SERVICES OFFERED IN SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY

  • Transportation (Limited)
  • Escort
  • Low Vision Aids
  • Support Groups
  • Case Management
  • Advocacy
  • Information & Referral
  • Home Visits

Pell Radio Reading Services

Our Radio Reading Service is hosted Monday—Friday, 8:00 a.m.—10:00 a.m., by LBA’s Program Manager, Paul Trama, along with dedicated volunteers. Live broadcasts for print-handicapped individuals can be found on WUSR, 99.5 FM, the University of Scranton’s radio station. You can also listen live online at http://wusrstreaming.scranton.edu:8080/live.mp3. Broadcasts include reading of the Times-Tribune with reports of local news, sports, and agency information.