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Insights Newsletter
Issue 15, Winter 2020

  • VISIONS Turns 95
  • VISIONS Welcomes A New Board Member
  • VISIONS is Committed to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA)
  • VISIONS in the Community
  • All New: VISIONS Mailbox!

2020 Annual Appeal: David's Story

“VISIONS staff have made an indelible mark on my children’s lives, for which my wife and I will be forever grateful.”  

– Donna, VISIONS Center on Aging Participant

Download Our Latest Annual Report

VISIONS 2020 Annual Report includes a summary of highlights throughout the year, as well as a collection of inspiring stories from participants in different programs.

The report also includes the detailed Fiscal Year 2020 financial statement

In the News: In The News: Special Cane Developed For Young Children With Visual Impairments

VISIONS Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist (CVRT) Tara Olsen worked with one of the recipients of a new innovative cane, developed for children ages 1-5 with visual impairments. Ms. Olsen felt that it gave 3-year-old Jorge Alcantara the opportunity to be independent and free.

In the News: She Went Blind, Then She Danced

In these uncertain times, we can look to our participants to show us there is more to life than the things we are afraid of. Our very own dance instructor Marion Sheppard showcases this in her featured article, "She Went Blind. Then She Danced," by Frank Bruni of The New York Times. In her expose, Marion shares her road through degenerative blindness, and how despite it all, she continued to stay positive, and find joy in dancing, and now encourage others to do the same at VISIONS Center on Aging! “We’re alive! As long as we’re alive, we have to keep moving.”

In the News: Internship Offers Visions of an Independent Future

AIRMONT — On a recent morning, Ebony Chase was busy answering phones and sorting mail in the supervisor's office at Ramapo Town Hall.

The 21-year-old Spring Valley woman was in her second week as an intern through the VISIONS Vocational Rehabilitation Center. She's also written memos, filed documents and learned other clerical skills...

In the News: Brooklyn Woman Overcomes Losing Her Vision To Keep Cooking Christmas Eve Dinner For Family

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A Brooklyn woman who lost her eyesight doesn’t let that stop her from making Christmas bright

Cooking is her favorite activity and thanks to a local non-profit she’s still able to do it. She invited CBS2’s Lisa Rozner over to show her how it’s done.

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