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Onward and upward! VLR in the news

Amazing things happen every day at Vision Loss Resources, in the big building on the corner of Lyndale and Franklin Avenues. To provide more services to more people, we plan to sell the site and seek another location that will be convenient, accessible, and welcoming to our community. Learn all about it in this article […]

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Trying new technology: a demo day at Vision Loss Resources!

Would you or someone you know be interested in trying out a discreet, wearable device that hooks onto your glasses and can help a blind or visually impaired person to see better? Visit Vision Loss Resources to try out the OrCam, a potential game-changer. Aliza, a representative from OrCam, will be in our Minneapolis offices […]

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A gift of color from the Minnesota Knitters’ Guild

Imagine having a weekly gathering of friends: you get together for coffee, conversation, a good laugh, and a chance to work on your latest knitting project. Sounds great, right? Now you know what some of our clients love about Vision Loss Resources’ Community Center activities. One of the most popular groups at Vision Loss Resources […]

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Exploring the Walker Art Center and Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Have you visited the newly renovated Minneapolis Sculpture Garden? At Vision Loss Resources, we heard from our clients that they were excited to learn about the new landscaping and artwork. So on Friday, July 14, 2017, we visited the garden and the Walker Art Center for a Picnic Lunch and Tours. Around 50 participants, family […]

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Paddling down the mighty Mississippi!

On a lazy summer day, what could be better than a canoe trip on the Mississippi River? Recently, Vision Loss Resources clients shared this experience thanks to outdoor activity guides from Wilderness Inquiry. We were a big group of 35 participants, including students in our Adjustment to Blindness Training Center. We strapped on our life […]

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Aloha! Vision Loss Resources Open House

On Thursday, June 16, 2016, Vision Loss Resources opened our doors to our community for a luau and open house. We saw new faces, like residents of our neighborhood; and we welcomed familiar faces, including participants, volunteers, and board members.   We’d like to share with you the brilliantly colorful, Hawaiian-themed party!

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Winter adventures with Wilderness Inquiry!

In February 2016, a group of Vision Loss Resources participants headed up north for winter outdoor adventures with experienced guides from Wilderness Inquiry. We stayed at the wonderful lodge at YMCA’s Camp Menogyn, and we stretched our boundaries with new and exciting activities: from sled dog racing to snowshoeing, from sleeping in a quinzy (kind […]

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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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“It’s all about the attitude” – a poem

Each individual who enrolls in the Adjustment to Blindness Training Program at Vision Loss Resources has a unique journey. This is a program for people who have low vision or blindness and seek training in skills, from how to use a white cane and get around independently, to how to cook and maintain a home, […]

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Do what you love – AND volunteer!

Scientists have confirmed the link between volunteering and improved health and happiness. At the London School of Economics, researchers probed American survey-takers to determine if formal volunteering leads to greater overall well-being. And here’s what they discovered: Yep, it does. According to the study, the more people volunteer the happier they are. In fact, the […]

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