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Help wanted!

We have a fun opportunity to support Vision Loss Resources coming up soon, but we need your help! On Friday, September 9, 2016, the West St. Paul/Mendota Heights Rotary Club will host Moonstruck! Golf. It will be a fun evening of dinner and auction and golf with glow in the dark golf balls to raise […]

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Vision Loss Resources Luau Open House

Bring all your friends and family to this educational and fun event. Everyone is welcome!   Thursday, June 16, 2016 4pm – 8pm Vision Loss Resources 1936 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, 55403 Directions           Join us for an evening of… Fun music & entertainment Educational stations: try out a variety of […]

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Yvonne, Diane, and Jessie stand in front of VLR table.

State Fair fun!

VISION LOSS RESOURCES at the MINNESOTA STATE FAIR Vision Loss Resources had a booth in the 4-H Building’s Wiser Living area, where we met and made connections with hundreds of visitors. We also had a special ambassador, scarecrow Fernando, representing Vision Loss Resources in the Agriculture & Horticulture Building! FUN AT THE FAIR When we […]

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Musical fun at the American Swedish Institute

THE HISTORY OF SWEDISH MUSIC IN THREE MINUTES OR LESS. That’s the name of the latest exhibit at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis. You might have a few questions: 1. So what? I’m not Swedish. 2. Do I even know any Swedish music? 3. If it’s only three minutes or less, is it really […]

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Mark Mothersbaugh in conversation: on eyesight

After seeing the “Myopia” exhibit — check out our blog entry about it here— we wanted to learn more about the artist, Mark Mothersbaugh. A few of us at Vision Loss Resources were lucky enough to get tickets to a sold-out event at the Minneapolis Institute of Art on Friday, June 24: a conversation with […]

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“Mark Mothersbaugh – Myopia” at MIA

If you’re looking for a fun way to beat the heat this summer, you might enjoy a trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA). While you’re there, don’t miss the special exhibit “Mark Mothersbaugh – Myopia.” Admission is free, and the show runs through August 30. Though it is mainly visual art, music is […]

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Building a door to the outside: A participant’s story

Lynda D’Heilly, a student in the Adjustment to Blindness Training Program at Vision Loss Resources, wanted tospeak out and raise awareness of what VLR’s Rehabilitation Center is all about. She found a great time to share her story: the City of Minneapolis was preparing to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act […]

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Honors and celebration from the City of Minneapolis

Thanks to the nomination of a participant, Lynda D’Heilly, Vision Loss Resources was recognized by the City of Minneapolis on July 23, 2015, as part of a celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). You can read her nomination here. D’Heilly, a student in our Adjustment to Blindness Training Program, […]

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Our favorite spring tradition: Woman’s Club Luncheon

The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis hosted a spring luncheon for clients of Vision Loss Resources on May 7.  The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis has been involved with present-day Vision Loss Resources from its founding as the Minneapolis Society for the Blind. On March 14, 1914, the Woman’s Club gave its first annual luncheon for visually […]

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The Man with the Bionic Eye

The bionic eye “allows me to connect with the world again,” Allen Zderad told a gathering at Vision Loss Resources on April 25. Minnesota’s first person to receive a bionic eye spoke at a meeting of the Northern Lights Chapter of the Foundation Fighting Blindness. Zderad, accompanied by his wife, Carmen, described the surgery and his […]

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