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Glens Falls Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (GFABVI)

  • Rehabilitation Agency

Contact

144 Ridge Street
Glens Falls, NY 12801
gfab@mybluelight.com

Phone #1: (518) 792-3421 (Local)
Phone #2: (518) 792-3430 (Fax)
Phone #3: (800) 792-3421 (Toll-Free)

Philip R Jessen, CEO, (518) 792-3421, gfab@mybluelight.com

General Information

Established: 1937.
Mission: To provide services and materials that promote independent functioning for blind and visually impaired persons..
County/District where located: Warren County
Geographic area served: Warren, Washington, Northern Saratoga, Hamilton and Eastern Fulton Counties
Eligibility requirements: Legal blindness or severe visual impairment.
Ages served: 0 and above.
Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Facility Accessibility: Completely accessible. Transportation available to and from facility.
Funded by: Lions Clubs, Public Funds, State Funds, United Way, Private Donations, Endowments..
Budget: $373,575.00
Clients served annually: 120
# of Staff: 4.5 FTE.
Staff description: 4.5 FTE
Fee structure: No charge for services.

Services Offered

Aging Services
See descriptions for the following services: Community Outreach Programs; Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training; Travel/Orientation and Mobility; Low Vision Services; Recreation Services; Information and Referral; Counseling; Computer Training/Assistive Technology.
Community Outreach Programs
Offers comprehensive vision screening for elderly people in the community.
Computer Training/Assistive Technology
  • Video magnifier/CCTV
Offers training in the use of CCTVs.
Counseling
Offers counseling/social work services, social casework, advocacy, outreach, visitation.
Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
Provides training in Personal Management,Independent Living Skills, Activities of Daily Living and Orientation and Mobility/Travel Training for Ages 18 and Up.Offers independent living services and community-based programs for elderly people. Offers Adaptive Living Program.
Employment/Job Training
Refers for employment services.
Information and Referral
Offers public education programs on blindness and vision loss.
Low Vision Services
Maintains a monthly low vision clinic. Provides comprehensive vision screening for elderly people. Low vision specialist prescribes low vision devices.
Recreation Services
Offers community-based programs for elderly.
Services for Seniors
  • Daily living skills training
  • Low vision device prescription/training
  • Low vision evaluation/eye examinations
  • Recreation activities
Travel/Orientation and Mobility
Provides instruction and equipment for Travel Training/Orientation and Mobility in the Community (Home Environment and Work Environment).
 

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