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Insights Newsletter
Issue 14, Summer 2020

Featured Stories:

  • How VISIONS Is Helping Participants Stay Social While Social Distancing
  • VISIONS Welcomes 2 New Board Members
  • Pre-COVID VISIONS Services Updates
  • Participant Feedback
  • Community Fundraising and Event Highlights

2020 Annual Appeal: Giuseppe's Story

Pictured: Westchester resident, and former Workforce participant turned VISIONS Job Developer, Giuseppe Esposito.
“My perspective is probably a unique one. From first receiving services as a participant with a visual impairment, to joining their team and getting a glimpse from behind the scenes of how these services are provided, I got to observe how VISIONS impacts peoples’ lives for the better.”  – Giuseppe, VISIONS Job Developer

Download Our Latest Annual Report

VISIONS 2019 Annual Report includes a summary of highlights throughout the year, as well as a collection of inspiring stories from participants in different programs.

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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