Vision Resources of Central Pennsylvania
Our Vision is Your Vision
Formerly Tri-County Association for the Blind
Phone: 717-238-2531
info@vrocp.org
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Business Services Division

Vision Resources of Central Pennsylvania is proud of the fact that our Business Services division generates about 80% of the annual revenue necessary to fulfill our mission to the blind and visually impaired throughout Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin and Perry counties. Vision Resources is equally proud that our businesses provide employment and job training to individuals with disabilities, and we are able to compensate them at levels beginning at minimum wage. Together we are working to raise the quality of life for everyone in our region.

Mission Statement
The Mission of Vision Resources of Central Pennsylvania is to support and promote the interests of people who are blind, visually impaired and otherwise disabled, and to provide blindness prevention services.
Vision Statement
Vision Resources of Central Pennsylvania is to be the premiere resource for blindness prevention services, and to maximize opportunities for individuals who are blind and visually impaired to maintain independence.
 

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Vision Resources provides a Speakers Bureau to increase community awareness about the services we provide to both the sighted and blind communities. The Speakers Bureau is offered as a free public service.

WHAT'S NEW!

The 17th Annual Visions of Monte Carlo on April 24, 2015 was a great success. Thank you to all of our supporters!

Sponsored by:
PA District 14-T Lions Clubs
PSECU
Country Meadows Retirement Community
Highmark
Members 1st Federal Credit Union
Babineau Opticians
Capital Blue Cross
Cordier Auctions & appraisals
PA Retina Specialists
Pennsylvania Pension Planners/Comprehensive Financial Associates
IVY Services, LLC
McNees, Wallace & Nurick
Gunn Mowery
Boyer & Ritter CPAs and Consultants
PinnacleHealth System
HB McClure Company
Hershey Lions Club
Saul Ewing LLP
Metro Bank
Triangle Press

Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community

The Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community is celebrating the 10th anniversary in Harrisburg this year on Saturday, May 16, 2015. Vision Resources is proud to be one of the original participating organizations. Join our staff, volunteers and Board members in walking and raising money to support our mission. Every dollar earned stays with Visions Resources thanks to Highmark! Registration opens Monday, February 2, 2015. Save the date and get ready to register right HERE!
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VISION BOWL
As you begin to make plans for the coming summer season, be certain to mark your calendar for the first, hopefully annual, VISION BOWL tournament. This will be a statewide tournament to benefit Vision resources, other state regional agencies and the PAB.

Each agency will select their own tournament dates between July 1st and August 1st. VROCP will have theirs on Saturday, July 18th, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and there will be two locations where your team can participate: ABC East or West. Teams must consist of 4 bowlers. The contribution for teams is $200 and that will include three games of bowling and shoe rental.

Here is the interesting twist, the idea is for this to be a public awareness event so for the third game bowlers will be required to wear light-weight paper glasses that have lenses that simulate various vision diseases. This “visual impairment” competition is the game that will determine our statewide team and individual top bowlers. Statewide trophies will be held by the winners each year for bragging rights.

We hope for this to be a fun event for a hot-summer-day. Vision resources will be soliciting businesses for sponsorships: $500.00, which includes the businesses team of 4. We also encourage friends, families, and social clubs to create teams and help make this a great event. More information will emerge as we draw closer, including registration details. To learn more please contact Paul Zavinsky, pzavinsky@vrocp.org, or 717-238-2531.

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Reading Services
New equipment – Some time ago, Radio Reading received a bequest from a former dedicated listener. As a result, we have purchased a new radio board and computers which will provide clearer broadcasts and fewer interruptions. We are so excited to begin using the new system which will be in early March. Please call us at 238-5321 ext. 308 and let us know what you think.

Bookworm – We are finishing up The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani ; we hope you have enjoyed it.

Our next selection is Juniata River of Sorrows by Dennis P. McIlnay which is a stirring documentary of his trip on the 100 mile river. It portrays some of the earliest and bloodiest events like the disappearance of the Onojutta Haga Indians, the first known inhabitants of the Juniata Valley.

We continue to read the fascinating book by Anthony Doerr entitled “All the Light We Cannot See.” It is a story of two children during WWII – Marie Laure, a blind French girl and a German orphaned boy, Werner, whose paths collide during the devastation of the war. Don’t miss it! It’s just a wonderful book. You can hear it on Bookworm every day M-F on our radio, on Comcast TV channel 78 or 98 at 2:00 p.m; it repeats at 10:00 p.m. and then again at 6:00 the following morning. You can also download it from www.vrocp.org We will have telephone conference call BOOKCLUB DISCUSSIONS during the reading of this book. Just call
1-877-643-6951 and when asked, enter the pass code: 72162775#
• On Tuesday, April 28 at 6:30 p.m.; and
• On Wednesday,May 20 at 6:30 p.m.
Please join us.


Vision Rehab Center


The Vision Rehab Center, a comprehensive low vision center at Vision Resources, will be seeing patients on Mondays beginning in 2015 as opposed to Tuesdays. Please call the Center at 717-614-4018 with any questions or to schedule with our low vision doctor.

Community Aid

Vision Resources has partnered with Community Aid and placed a donation box on our property to collect clothing and household items for their mission. Keep this in mind, clean out your closets and let's fill the bin, we all benefit! 
 
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1130 South 19th Street • Harrisburg, PA 17104 • Phone: 717-238-2531 • Fax: 717-238-0710 • info@vrocp.org