Sight Loss Services Sight Loss Services, Inc.

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Contact Information

Sight Loss Services, Inc.
Contact: Rhonda Garran, Associate Director
Email Address: rhonda@sightloss.org
Phone: 508-394-3904
Alternate Phone: 800-427-6842

900 Route 134 South Dennis, MA 02660
Area Served: Southeast

Map Location Sight Loss Services

Narrative

Our up-to-date Information, Resources, and Referral Network provides extensive information regarding vision loss, community resources, cutting-edge research, new treatments, local eye care physicians, and more.  We can locate services nationwide and internationally.  Our Visually Impaired Children's Resource Center is a part of our IR&R program.

The Adaptive Aids/Technology program introduces a variety of devices designed to assist the visually impaired individual with accomplishing daily tasks, such as cooking, writing, medical and financial management, home repair, personal care, communication, and leisure activities.  It includes an Independent Reading Center and a Simple Tactile Labeling Center.  Some devices sold at cost.

Home Independence Program  focuses on individuals who are visually impaired (but not legally blind) and who are having difficulty functioning in their homes due to the loss of sight. Staff teaches visually impaired clients to maintain an independent and productive lifestyle in their home by introducing a variety of adaptive aids and specialized strategies.  Donations accepted.

The Outreach program matches people with similar eye diseases, ages, hobbies, and backgrounds so they may share information, experiences, to support each other in times of need, discouragement, frustration, & fear resulting from the isolation that can occur w/ sight loss. Donations accepted.

Self help Support Group Program. Groups meet monthly at locations Cape-wide to encourage participants to exchange coping skills and problem-solving strategies that provide the confidence to maintain an independent and productive lifestyle despite diminished vision.  ALD's, speech enhancement equipment, and transportation are available.

The Education and Awareness Progam Staff members make outside presentations to local clubs, groups, and organizations.  We distribute a large print, audio, and electronic newsletter; we maintain a large inventory of large print and audio educational material for the visually impaired such as Gardening, Fire Safety, Emergency Preparedness, Food Safety, Voting Rights, Recreational Opportunities, How to Be Creative, and Kitchen Adaptation to name a few; and we are in the process of creating a Community Resource/Large Print-Braille Lending Library.

Service Types

  • After School Programs
  • Day Activity
  • Equipment - Repair
  • Equipment - Used
  • Equipment Loan
  • Relationship/Friendship Support
  • Self-Advocacy
  • Skills Training
  • Socialization Activities

Program Type

  • Assistive Technology and Equipment
  • Communication
  • Counseling
  • Information/Referral
  • Support Groups

Populations Served

  • Blind
  • Visual Impairment

Ages Served

  • 19 - 22
  • 23 – 59
  • 60 +

Accessibility Features

  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Braille/audio
  • Wheelchair Ramps

Additional Information

  • Fees: Free Service, Personal Funds